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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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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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