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ERIC Number: EJ830635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
Six Teaching Tips from ACTFL's Teacher of the Year
Glass, Janet
Learning Languages, v13 n2 p4-5 Spr 2008
In this article, the author presents teaching tips for elementary second or foreign language teachers. These include (1) using index cards for beginning level vocabulary practice; (2) chanting the words or phrases to help students remember; (3) taking the students' work out the door and spread the language to a wider audience; (4) pruning an activity or teaching lesson that students absolutely love; (5) filming the students in any activity they do in order to motivate and assess them; and (6) visiting websites when stuck for an idea in planning a lesson or an activity. The author suggests two sites that offer resources and ideas that are targeted to the elementary level: (a) the Nandu Listserve, a teacher exchange site that can be accessed through, and (b)
National Network for Early Language Learning. Winston-Salem, NC. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A