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1. 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...

2. 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...

3. 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...

4. Assessing growth of cultural understanding in the Chinese language classroom 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...

5. 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...

6. 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,...

7. 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...

8. 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...

9. 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...

10. LinguaFolio Online: through the eyes of a middle school student LinguaFolio Online: through the eyes of a middle school student Education -- Evaluation; Foreign language instruction; Language learning and language teaching; French language -- Study and teaching Middle school; French language -- Computer-assisted instruction -- Case studies LinguaFolio Online is an online portfolio assessment first piloted in 2008. It is a holistic portfolio approach of formative assessment aligned with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages...

11. 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...

12. 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...

13. 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...
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