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World Languages

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

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  • Incorporating Literature Circles in World Language Classes

    When students work in groups to analyze a text in the target language, it deepens their understanding.
    Elena Spathis
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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.
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  • A Tech Tool to Engage World Language Students

    Teachers can use Genially to create infographics, games, and more to boost students’ interest in world language classes.
    358
  • The Benefits of Learning a Second Language

    It’s a myth that learning a new language interferes with a child’s development.
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  • Keeping Students Engaged Before Long Breaks

    Students may be distracted before extended breaks, but activities like culminating presentations can help them stay focused on learning.
    239
  • 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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  • Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

    More than 30 exercises to keep your students engaged and learning.
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  • 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.
    5.6k
  • 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.
    4.8k
  • 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.
    4.3k
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
    2.2k
  • Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

    Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
    11.6k

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