George Lucas Educational Foundation
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in world languages.
Starting a Heritage Language Book Club
A book club can help students who mainly use English but speak another language at home gain valuable literacy skills in the home language.
Student-Centered World Language Classrooms
A district has overhauled instruction by focusing on project-based learning and communicative proficiency rather than grammar.
Engaging Novice World Language Learners
Using target language videos, news articles, music, and more can spark engagement even with students who are just getting started.
Socratic Seminars in World Language Classes
Six tips for using the powerful discussion model with students who are still acquiring the target language.
Gamifying Your World Language Classes
Online quiz programs weren’t designed for world language classes, so we have five tips for keeping students focused on the target language.
Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom
More than 30 exercises to keep your students engaged and learning.
Jump-Start Critical Thinking With an Aphorism
Using the figurative language in adages as a warm-up exercise to get your students thinking—in any class.
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.
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.
My Favorite Free and Easy Apps for World Languages
For the world language classroom, consider blending favorite old apps (like the Evernote suite) with Word Reference and apps specifically designed for the language being studied.