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

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  • Middle schoolers play a game in Spanish class

    How to Bring Traditional Games to World Language Classes

    Play is a popular student engagement strategy, and traditional games boost world language learning via an authentic cultural experience.
    John Paul Obillos Dela Rosa
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  • 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.
    80.9k
  • Incorporating Choice Boards in World Language Classes

    Having a say in their assignments leads students to take ownership of their work, and choice boards are a simple way to give them some control.
    190
  • 4 Ways to Enrich World Language Classes

    Exploring complex cultural issues with students provides a sense of meaning that can inspire improvement in the target language.
    263
  • 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.
    20.1k
  • 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.
    12.9k
  • 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?
    2k
  • Teacher helps student working on Chromebook while wearing masks

    Flexible Lesson Planning for World Language Classes

    A predictable structure for world language lessons can keep students on track when shifting between distance, hybrid, and in-person learning.
    815
  • 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.
    12.4k
  • Teenage girl at home on computer remote learning

    Boosting Student Motivation in World Language Classes This Year

    Avoiding lectures in favor of games and lessons that emphasize culture can help remote students stay engaged.
    392
  • 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.
    4.4k
  • 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.
    3.9k
  • 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.
    3.3k
  • Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

    Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
    20.2k
  • seven students in classroom talking

    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.
    8.8k

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