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Vocabulary Learning Through Personal Blogs

June 25th, 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

 

Tags: Chinese · Classics · French · German · Japanese · Russian · Spanish

New from Canadian Modern Language Review

June 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on New from Canadian Modern Language Review

Expert Guides

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

http://bit.ly/cmlrFAQ1

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

http://bit.ly/cmlrFAQ2

 

 Canadian Modern Language Review online at:

CMLR Online http://bit.ly/cmlr_online

Project MUSEhttp://bit.ly/cmlr_pm

Tags: Chinese · Classics · French · German · Japanese · Russian · Spanish

Deconstructed Rubrics

June 4th, 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:

http://www.amylenord.net/blog/deconstructed-rubrics-getting-performance-assessment-in-any-day

Tags: Chinese · Classics · French · German · Japanese · Languages · Russian · Spanish

Roman Migrant Crisis

June 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on Roman Migrant Crisis

1,700 years ago, the mismanagement of a migrant crisis cost Rome its empire

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!

Tags: Classics

Activities and Worksheets for all Languages (Deirdre Sennott- French)

May 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on Activities and Worksheets for all Languages (Deirdre Sennott- French)

Check out this great website with many free activities and worksheets for all languages recommended by Deirdre Sennott. Many activities are for younger children, but if the teacher selects 12th grade, for example, most of the activities and worksheets will work for college-level courses. Also, the worksheets can all be modified!

Explore this resource here: https://www.tes.com/us/

Tags: Chinese · Classics · French · German · Japanese · Languages · Russian · Spanish

Unit on Refugees for Spanish Leaners

May 10th, 2016 · Comments Off on Unit on Refugees for Spanish Leaners

Here is a series of resources and activities that your advanced Spanish learners can follow to learn more about the current refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe: http://apiedeaula.blogspot.com/2016/05/refugiados-una-secuencia-didactica.html

Tags: Spanish

Call for Papers: Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics

May 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Call for Papers: Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics

This fall, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the Second Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL-2) at Indiana University from October 79, 2016.

ConCALL-2 was established in Spring 2014 as a professional development conference for linguists and language educators specializing in the languages of the Central Asian region, including both the Altaic and Eastern Indo-European languages spoken in the region, a diverse range of languages such as Azerbaijani, Dari, Kazakh, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Tajiki, Tibetan, Turkish, Tuvan, Uyghur, Uzbek, and more!

The main goal of ConCALL is to bring together professionals across the fields to focus on research into how these specific languages are represented formally, as well as acquired by second/foreign language learners and also to present research driven teaching methods.

The organizers are now accepting submissions for 20-minute paper presentations (with 10 minutes for questions and discussion) or poster presentations on topics related to Central Asian languages and linguistics within the conference theme: “Continuing the Journey: Strengthening the Central Asian Language Community.”

The submission deadline is June 3, 2016.

View the full call for papers at http://www.indiana.edu/~concall/papers.html

 

Tags: Chinese · Japanese

Shostakovich Online Exhibit

May 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Shostakovich Online Exhibit

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has created an online exhibit dealing with the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, available here: https://www.bso.org/brands/bso/about-us/historyarchives/shostakovich-online-exhibit.aspx

Tags: Russian

Reading Russian Short Stories

May 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Reading Russian Short Stories

Reading Russian Short Stories is an open resource by Filip Zachoval that contains stories written in Russian by different authors in the 20th and 21st centuries, each accompanied by questions and assignments.

The collection is designed for learners of Russian, including heritage learners. There are numerous texts that are suitable for novice-high or intermediate-low learners. However, the majority of these texts are more suitable for learners who have reached or are about to enter higher levels of language competence, i.e. students at intermediate and advanced levels.

Explore this resource at http://fzachoval.com/

Tags: Russian

Test

May 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off on Test

This is a Test

Tags: Languages