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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. American high school students' perceptions of learning a foreign lanaguage and the lasting benefits over American high school students' perceptions of learning a foreign lanaguage and the lasting benefits over a decade Education, Secondary; German language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States; The intent of this paper is to analyze the perceptions of former German high school students regarding second language education in an American school setting. The following questions guided the study:...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. 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...

6. Experiencing content-based-instruction as an adult learner Experiencing content-based-instruction as an adult learner Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Language learning and language teaching; Adult education; Community education; Norwegian language -- Study and teaching; Language arts -- Correlation with content subjects Content-based instruction (CBI) has gained popularity in the arena of second language acquisition for its practicality and effectiveness in teaching content and language simultaneously. Research has shown...

7. Facebook interactions and writing skills of Spanish language students Facebook interactions and writing skills of Spanish language students Facebook (Electronic resource); Spanish language; Spanish language -- Writing; Language learning and language teaching; Foreign language instruction; Spanish language -- Composition and exercises; Internet in education; College students -- Social networks; Spanish language -- Study and teaching Facebook is an online social-networking site used by many high school and college students today in their personal lives. This thesis reports on an exploratory study which investigated the possible increase...

8. 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...

9. 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...

10. 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,...

11. Integrating dialects into the modern standard Arabic high school classroom Integrating dialects into the modern standard Arabic high school classroom Arabic language; Language learning and language teaching; Foreign language instruction; Arabic language -- Dialects -- Study and teaching; Arabic language -- Study and teaching; Education, Secondary This research explores ways in which spoken Arabic, or dialect, can be integrated into high school classrooms alongside the literary form, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Both forms are vital for authentic...

12. iSpanish: High school students' perceptions and reactions to language learning through iPads 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,...

13. 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...

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. 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...

17. 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....

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. 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...
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