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World Languages

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

  • High school hybrid classroom with student and teacher wearing masks

    A Model for Teaching World Languages in a Hybrid Classroom

    With some students in the room and some at home, how can teachers continue to focus on building speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the target language?
    Elena Spathis
    1.6k
  • To Teach Vocabulary, Let Students Be Thespians

    To Teach Vocabulary, Let Students Be Thespians

    A 2020 study found that kids learning a new language retain new vocabulary at significantly higher rates if they act it out.
    386
  • Teacher speaking to students in middle grade classroom

    How to Flip Your Online World Language Classroom and Boost Engagement

    Use precious class time for virtual projects that explore culture, and save grammar and vocabulary lessons for when students are working on their own.
    789
  • A group of high school students gathered at a table in a circle, doing a language game together

    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.
    69.9k
  • illustration of the word "language" in multiple languages

    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.
    20.4k
  • Why Students Should Learn a Second Language

    The Benefits of Learning a Second Language

    It’s a myth that learning a new language interferes with a child’s development.
    12.8k
  • A girl works on a Spanish exercise on a blackboard.

    Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

    More than 30 exercises to keep your students engaged and learning.
    12.6k
  • Illustration concept for foreign language tech tools

    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.
    3.6k
  • Illustration concept showing an engaged, creative mind

    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.
    4.1k
  • Student reading a Spanish language dictionary

    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.
    3k
  • Student using a tablet to look at a map of South America

    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.
    1.2k
  • Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

    Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
    22.5k
  • Spanish teacher pointing at Spanish words at the front of a classroom

    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.
    2.2k
  • The Benefits of Dual-Language Immersion

    The Benefits of Dual-Language Immersion

    Research shows that students can benefit cognitively, socially, and academically from instruction in two languages.
    913
  • Pre-teen girl looks at laptop screen with a globe in background.

    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.
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