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The impact of short, authentic film on students’ cultural competence: implications for educators and publishers
Over the past decade, world language publishers have increasingly integrated authentic, short film into their learning materials and marketed this type of medium as an excellent method for teaching the...
Games and second language acquisition in an after-school program
Spanish language -- Study and teaching; Second language acquisition; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; After-school programs; Play; Language learning and language teaching; Foreign language instruction; Educational games;
Language instructors have long recognized games as providing a context for meaningful communication and enhancing motivation. This paper discusses the rationale behind the design and implementation of...
Audio activities in the Spanish classroom: a look at students' perceptions
The purpose of this paper is to see what effects using technology, specifically podcasts, other listening activities, and student recordings in the TL, have on students’ perceptions in their abilities...
Implications of using VoiceThread in secondary language learning
This study sets out to test assumptions about how Digital Natives perceive technology in learning and investigates how the technology of the Web 2.0 tool VoiceThread serves to enhance communication and...
Benefits of utilizing Chinese native peer mentors in a high school Mandarin Chinese language program
At a high school in a metropolitan area of Minnesota with a large international student population, Chinese native international students are paired with Mandarin Chinese language learners in a language...
Grapevinetalk.com: taking oral communication outside the middle school Spanish classroom
Spanish language--Study and teaching (Middle school); Spanish language--Computer-assisted instruction--Case studies.
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects that www.grapevinetalk.com has in motivating middle school students to use Spanish to communicate orally with others outside the classroom setting,...
Facebook interactions and writing skills of Spanish language students
Facebook (Electronic resource); Spanish language; Spanish language -- Writing; Language learning and language teaching; Foreign language instruction; Spanish language -- Composition and exercises; Internet in education; College students -- Social networks; Spanish language -- Study and teaching
Facebook is an online social-networking site used by many high school and college students today in their personal lives. This thesis reports on an exploratory study which investigated the possible increase...
Assessing growth of cultural understanding in the Chinese language classroom
Multicultural education -- Study and teaching; Cultural awareness -- Study and teaching; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Chinese language -- Study and teaching;
Based on analysis of essays and surveys from Chinese I, Chinese II and Chinese III students studying at Bolles, a private college preparatory school in Jacksonville, Florida, this study attempts to assess...
"But that's not how we do it!" : cultural simulations and the challenge of teaching cross-cultural sensitivity in the world language classroom
Multicultural education -- Study and teaching; Cultural awareness -- Study and teaching; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Education, Secondary;
As the world becomes smaller and interaction between speakers of different languages and cultures increases, the field of second language acquisition has to adjust to the effects of globalization and focus...
K-12 German classrooms with a Radtour, a Neptunfest, and a Betreuer in einer Kiste: Waldsee adaptations and uses in the classroom
Concordia Language Villages has been teaching fifteen languages, including German, to people for over fifty years, starting at Waldsee, the German Language Village in Bemidji, Minnesota. The teachers at...
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