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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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
iSpanish: High school students’ perceptions and reactions to language learning through iPads
iPad (Computer); Education, Secondary; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Language learning and language teaching; Spanish language -- Computer-assisted instruction -- Case studies
As mobile technology devices, such as the iPad, appear in the foreign language classroom, it is natural that educators look for the best practices and procedures of implementing this technology. However,...
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...
Reading through the eyes of Latino high school students: a descriptive study
Language learning and language teaching; English language -- Study and teaching -- Spanish speakers; English language -- Study and teaching -- United States; Hispanic Americans -- Education; Reading; Literacy;
English language learners have the potential advantage of growing up to be bilingual adults with valuable career skills, but too often they do not experience academic success and choose to drop out of...
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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