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World Languages

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in world languages.

  • 4 Ways to Incorporate Culture in World Language Instruction

    This experienced teacher argues places language in its cultural contexts to boost student engagement and learning.
    Elena Spathis
  • How to Use Pear Deck in World Language Classes

    Teachers can set up engaging, interactive lessons on vocabulary and culture—and check on students’ well-being.
  • The Benefits of Dual-Language Immersion

    Research shows that students can benefit cognitively, socially, and academically from instruction in two languages.
  • 12 Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners

    Every teacher has faced the struggle of encouraging students to speak. Here's a list of a fun activities to get your students to talking.
  • Prepping to Teach World Language Classes Either Online or In Person

    Starting the year by creating a strong community and tapping into the target culture is a good strategy no matter where students are learning.
  • Do’s & Don’ts for Teaching English-Language Learners

    In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.
  • The Benefits of Learning a Second Language

    It’s a myth that learning a new language interferes with a child’s development.
  • 6 Top Tech Tools for World Language Classes

    See how to adapt popular apps to get students speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the target language.
  • 4 Activities to Boost Target Language Vocabulary Acquisition

    To give his students repeated exposure to relevant vocabulary terms, the author relies on a tried-and-true tool: index cards.
  • Maintaining Students’ Motivation for Learning as the Year Goes On

    Neuroscience can suggest ways to keep students working toward their learning goals after their initial excitement wears off.
  • Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

    More than 30 exercises to keep your students engaged and learning.
  • 5 Ways to Support Struggling Students in World Language Classes

    Students with academic challenges benefit from these simple strategies as they develop confidence using the target language.
  • Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

    Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
  • In Language Classrooms, Students Should Be Talking

    Language classes often don't focus on the aspect of learning a language that intrigues students most -- speaking it. We should get students talking more.
  • 5 Ways to Boost Critical Thinking in World Language Classes

    One way to raise students’ engagement is to ask them to do more work—meaningful work with authentic materials from the target culture.

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