ERIC Number: ED491156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 Workshop
The "Teaching Foreign Languages" workshop will help K-12 foreign language teachers improve their practice by making connections between the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning and current research in foreign language education. Workshop components include eight lively half-hour video programs with leading researchers and practicing teachers discussing how the standards play out in day-today classroom situations, a workshop guide available online and in print, and interactive activities on the Web. Become a student, complete a range of activities designed to stimulate teaching, and prepare to conduct action research in a classroom. Teachers will come away with a deeper understanding of the national foreign language standards, and with ideas for implementing effective assessment strategies and working with learners across a range of language and skill levels. Individual programs include: (1) Meaningful Interpretation; (2) Person to Person; (3) Delivering the Message; (4) Subjects Matter; (5) Rooted in Culture; (6) Valuing Diversity in Learners; (7) Planning and Assessment; and (8) Engaging with Communities. [The contents of this workshop include: 8 half-hour video programs; workshop guide; and Web site.]
Descriptors: Workshops, National Standards, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Improvement, Faculty Development, Videotape Recordings, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Student Evaluation, Planning, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.; American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.