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World Languages

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

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  • 4 Ways to Support High-Performing World Language Learners

    Differentiated tasks can help ensure that all learners in the classroom are engaged, including those who are ready for more challenges.
    John Paul Obillos Dela Rosa
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  • An Inductive Model for Teaching World Languages

    Teachers can create lessons that engage students as active learners to improve their understanding of how languages work.
    556
  • 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.
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  • 5 Image-Based Activities for World Language Learners

    Discussing images of people, places, and foods from the target culture helps world language students develop a variety of skills.
    312
  • Using Social Media to Boost Students’ Understanding of World Languages

    Tweets and other social media posts give students a rich context for engaging with concepts in the target language.
    320
  • Using Music in World Language Classes

    Listening to songs in the target language is an enjoyable way for students to improve their comprehension skills.
    252
  • Make Your Final World Language Class Count

    Activities that make the last day of class fun and meaningful benefit world language students and their teachers.
    184
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    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.
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  • A Communication Repair Strategy for World Language Classes

    For world language learners, moving between two languages when misunderstandings arise can help them communicate clearly.
    122
  • The Benefits of Learning a Second Language

    It’s a myth that learning a new language interferes with a child’s development.
    12.9k
  • 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?
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  • Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

    More than 30 exercises to keep your students engaged and learning.
    10.6k
  • Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

    Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
    20.2k
  • 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.
    5.3k
  • 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.
    4.6k

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