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ERIC Number: EJ830642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
World Languages and International Education--Perfect Together
Zeppieri, Roseanne; Russel, Priscilla
Learning Languages, v13 n2 p38-40 Spr 2008
Several decades ago, New Jersey adopted the slogan "New Jersey and You--perfect together!" A catchy phrase, the state used this for years to attract people to the state and to highlight all that this combination has to offer. When the International Education movement began to take hold in New Jersey a few years ago, the authors were charged with presenting an overview of the recently completed Online Learning Scenarios Project. Searching for a title to their presentations, they re-worked the slogan to say "World Languages and International Education--Perfect Together!" Janis Jensen, the Coordinator of World Languages and International Education at the New Jersey State Department of Education, brought together four world languages educators with curriculum writing expertise. Their task was to develop learning scenarios that would show teachers how to meet the goals of the National and State Standards while increasing language proficiency through the exploration of global themes. The resulting content-based, thematic units offer a rich contextual framework that incorporates the standards and modes of communication, and align with proficiency targets for learners at the novice, intermediate, and pre-advanced levels.
National Network for Early Language Learning. Winston-Salem, NC. e-mail: nnell@wfu.edu; Web site: http://nnell.org/journal.php
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey