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1. A taste of cultures in a junior-high world language classroom: The necessary task of integrating intercultural A taste of cultures in a junior-high world language classroom: The necessary task of integrating intercultural competence and language for adolescents Intercultural communication; Intercultural communication -- Study and teaching; Pedagogy, education and praxis; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Multicultural education Our world is ever-changing and therefore the need for intercultural competence, or effective cross-cultural communication, is increasing. Although world language teachers agree that teaching culture is...

2. Can players be learners: a study of online role-playing games in the world language classroom Can players be learners: a study of online role-playing games in the world language classroom Language learning and language teaching; Foreign language instruction; Role playing; German language -- Study and teaching; Second language acquisition; Computer adventure games; RuneScape Game; Internet in education As educators focused on second language learning, we must acknowledge that technology permeates virtually every aspect of our students’ lives. Indeed, there is a wealth of material available online in...

3. Games and second language acquisition in an after-school program 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...

4. Speak Up!: Students' Perspectives on Speaking in the World Language Classroom Speak Up!: Students’ Perspectives on Speaking in the World Language Classroom Spanish language; Public speaking; Speaking is one of the core components of communication in any language. In the world language classroom, much focus is placed on reading and writing in the target language, while the emphasis placed on...

5. Students' reactions to using a wiki to collaborate and enhance Spanish writing skills
 Students' reactions to using a wiki to collaborate and enhance Spanish writing skills Spanish language--Study and teaching (Secondary); Spanish language--Computer-assisted instruction--Case studies Although this study began with the intent to have my students collaborate with high school students in Mexico, it evolved into a self-study about how to improve my teaching practices in my Spanish 1 classes....

6. Implications of using VoiceThread in secondary language learning 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...

7. Grapevinetalk.com: taking oral communication outside the middle school Spanish classroom 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,...

8. Audio activities in the Spanish classroom: a look at students' perceptions
 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...

9. Communication between Educational Leaders and Foreign Language Teachers in an International Baccalaureate Communication between Educational Leaders and Foreign Language Teachers in an International Baccalaureate School Organizations; Schools; School superintendents; Teachers; Communication; This thesis, unprecedented by the choice of its topic and setting, examines the organization of communication both as a structure and content between school leaders and foreign language teachers in an...

10. Unmonitored L2 use : increasing student willingness to communicate in the classroom Unmonitored L2 use : increasing student willingness to communicate in the classroom Communication in foreign language education; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Education, Secondary; Language learning and language teaching; One of the main goals of any world language teacher is to find ways to increase the amount students use the language that they are learning. Many teachers and researchers have found strategies to increase...

11. The impact of short, authentic film on students' cultural competence: implications for educators and 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...

12. Grading for learning in the middle school world language classroom : implications and students' reactions Grading for learning in the middle school world language classroom : implications and students' reactions to a grading system based on assessing the three modes of communication Students--Rating of; Language and languages--Study and teaching (Middle school); German language--Study and teaching (Middle school) In recent years, assessment and grading have been at the forefront of education reform as part of an effort to increase student learning and achievement. In spite of this, little research has been done...

13. Netvibes in the AP Spanish classroom: using dashboard technologies to maintain life-long language learning Netvibes in the AP Spanish classroom: using dashboard technologies to maintain life-long language learning As 21st century students leave high school classrooms and step out into the world, they will not only be expected to have an advanced technology skill set, they will also be interwoven into a very diverse...

14. "But that's not how we do it!" : cultural simulations and the challenge of teaching cross-cultural sensitivity "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...

15. Benefits of utilizing Chinese native peer mentors in a high school Mandarin Chinese language program 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...

16. Using literacy work stations to enhance arabic reading comprehension, for elementary students Using literacy work stations to enhance arabic reading comprehension, for elementary students Arabic language; Language learning and language teaching; Arabic language -- Study and teaching; Education, Elementary; Second language acquisition My Arabic class is a diverse group of second graders in a private school in Columbia, Missouri. Thinking that Arabic is too difficult to learn, parents of some of my students give higher priority to reading...
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