Silent films – ironically – can be excellent for language teaching. Check out this blogger’s top 7 silent short films for lessons and activities:
August 15, 2016 · No Comments
August 7, 2016 · Comments Off on Teaching Global Competence Using the 2016 Presidential Elections
“…as educators, there are some important ways in which you can empower students to use the current rise of xenophobia and intolerance in the US and abroad to inspire global competence. Doing this will, in turn, help develop your students into young leaders who can engage with the current political discourse in a way that is meaningful and authentic to their own lives and contexts. Indeed, the four domains of global competence can act as a guide for you to help students to investigate their world, weigh perspectives, communicate across audiences, and finally take action on issues of global significance like immigration and xenophobia.
Read the full article at http://asiasociety.org/education/immigration-xenophobia-and-racism
August 3, 2016 · Comments Off on Using Humans of Paris in French Class
Middle school French teacher Samantha Decker writes, “Many of you have probably heard of Humans of New York, the photo project featuring portraits and interviews of people seen on the streets of New York. The site has grown in popularity so much so that it has inspired a wealth of offshoots for various other cities around the world. One such offshoot is Humans of Paris. I recently decided to use Humans of Paris as photo prompts in class.”
Read how she did it and how you can adapt the Humans of Paris portraits to any level in her blog post: http://www.thefrenchcorner.net/2016/06/using-humans-of-paris-to-spark.html
Humans of Paris is available at http://humansof.paris/
July 29, 2016 · Comments Off on 5 Recommended sites for German Learners
FluentU’s top 5 for learners of German:
July 29, 2016 · Comments Off on Russian Literature (with English assistance)
The Conradish website contains works of notable Russian/Soviet writers from the 19th and 20th centuries. The text is in Russian, with special reading aids for learners of that language. When you encounter a word that you don’t know, position your mouse pointer over it to see its English equivalent. For a more detailed description, click on the word.
Conradish is available at www.qrytogram.com
Read a review of this resource at https://russianportal.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/conradish/
July 29, 2016 · Comments Off on How and When Do We Integrate Students’ Input in the Assessment Process?
Comments Off on How and When Do We Integrate Students’ Input in the Assessment Process?Categories: Chinese · Classics · French · German · Japanese · Russian · Spanish
Tagged: assessment, calico spanish, input, langchat, teaching, tests
June 25, 2016 · Comments Off on Vocabulary Learning Through Personal Blogs
Looking for a new way to teach vocabulary?
Laura Sexton AKA Sra. Spanglish shares her idea for building students’ vocabulary in a self-guided way, with vocabulary blogs. Read about the different components of this process here:http://www.pblinthetl.com/2016/05/personal-vocabulary-blogs.html
June 16, 2016 · Comments Off on New from Canadian Modern Language Review
The Canadian Modern Language Review/ La Revue canadienne des langues vivantes introduces a new online feature – Expert Guides – where experts in the field of second language(L2) teaching and learning answer common questions aimed at helping teachers better understand their students. These bilingual expert guides are OPEN ACCESS and free to read!
Why do some students learn additional languages faster than others? / Pourquoi certains élèves apprennent-ils plus vite que d’autres?
Philippa Bell, Université du Québec à Montréal
What is the best age to learn a second/foreign language? / Quel est l’âge le plus approprié pour apprendre une langue seconde ou étrangère?
Carmen Muñoz, University of Barcelona
Canadian Modern Language Review online at:
CMLR Online – http://bit.ly/cmlr_online
Project MUSE – http://bit.ly/cmlr_pm
Comments Off on New from Canadian Modern Language ReviewCategories: Chinese · Classics · French · German · Japanese · Russian · Spanish
Tagged: bilingual, canadian modern language review, cmlr, guides, open access
June 4, 2016 · Comments Off on Deconstructed Rubrics
Rubrics and peer assessment are valuable parts of curriculum; however, rubrics can be vague and difficult for students to use, and students may lack the skills to assess each other’s language skills well. Here is one Spanish teacher’s ideas and advice for breaking down rubrics into manageable guides for students to assess themselves and their peers:
June 4, 2016 · Comments Off on Roman Migrant Crisis
Check out this Quartz article on how the mismanagement of a migrant crisis helped cause the fall of the Roman empire – a fascinating connection to current events!