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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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Teaching to change in world language classrooms: qualifying shifts in instructional behaviors and motivation through narrative self-study and reflective practice
Reflective teaching; Self study of teaching and teacher education practices; Classroom environment; Teacher-student relationships; Reflective learning; Language and languages -- Study and teaching
Reflective practice has been a tool utilized primarily to assist in preparing pre-service educators to enter the classroom; however, recent trends characterize reflective practice as a naturalistic approach...
Relationship building, language acquisition, and anxiety in the world language classroom: utilizing the family model
Foreign language instruction; Speech anxiety; Language learning and language teaching; Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects; Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Psychological aspects; Second language acquisition; German language -- Study and teaching -- Psychological aspects
This study describes a test of instructional strategies used to increase student relationships in the world language classroom, decrease communication apprehension and foreign language classroom anxiety,...
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