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ERIC Number: EJ825639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
A Gift for Every Teacher in Every Language: The Video Library of Classroom Practices
Duncan, Greg
Learning Languages, v14 n1 p7-9 Fall 2008
Many new teachers come into the teaching profession without the benefit of methods courses and numerous veteran teachers find that their long-ago methods courses do not have high transference to today's language agenda or today's students. Understanding that teachers want to teach to standards and appeal to students' interests in learning languages in the 21st century, the author suggests "Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices", a video library for K-12 foreign language teachers, which was produced in 2003 by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Boston Public Television (WGBH) Educational Foundation with support from Annenberg Media. The library contains 28 half-hour and 2 one-hour video programs, a library guide, and Web-based resources at a dedicated site. The "Library" offers opportunities to see inside language classrooms around the country. For foreign language educators wanting to initiate their own program of professional growth, the author advocates that "Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices" is one of the best resources currently available.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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