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1. 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...

2. 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...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. 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...

6. 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...

7. "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...

8. Blogging in French: reading and writing beyond the middle school classroom Blogging in French: reading and writing beyond the middle school classroom French language--Study and teaching (Middle school); French language--Computer-assisted instruction--Case studies Web 2.0 technologies are continually emerging and they are being utilized more frequently in the classroom. Namely blogs have become popular choices for educators searching for a way to maximize learning...

9. 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...

10. K-12 German classrooms with a Radtour, a Neptunfest, and a Betreuer in einer Kiste: Waldsee adaptations 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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