Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in world languages.
- Fostering an environment where it’s OK to make mistakes is step one in getting students to speak a new language.
- Three ways to use tweets to introduce students to real uses of language in a context they’re likely already familiar with.
- A book club can help students who mainly use English but speak another language at home gain valuable literacy skills in the home language.
- 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.
- It’s a myth that learning a new language interferes with a child’s development.
- 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.
- More than 30 exercises to keep your students engaged and learning.
- Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
- 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.
- A district has overhauled instruction by focusing on project-based learning and communicative proficiency rather than grammar.
- Using target language videos, news articles, music, and more can spark engagement even with students who are just getting started.
- Blogger and PBL specialist Andrew Miller offers an array of creative suggestions for using Quick Response codes in the classroom.
- Blogger Larry Ferlazzo and fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, in another excerpt from their book "The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide," share six fun ways to help students develop positive, trusting and enriching classroom relationships.
- Six tips for using the powerful discussion model with students who are still acquiring the target language.
- World Languages community discussion group facilitator Don Doehla uses project-based learning to teach foreign language and meet state standards. He supplies three lessons as examples.