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Mitchell, Claire – Learning Languages, 2015
Imagination, creation, and innovation are three powerful words that present many possibilities in the world language classroom. When learners can see themselves as language users, they take ownership of their learning experience and become more invested in and engaged with the topic being studied. This heightened sense of investment in turn leads…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learner Engagement, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness
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Haxhi, Jessica – Learning Languages, 2014
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are here to stay--for awhile at least--and students will be tested on their ability to meet these standards. In order for students to succeed--in order for them to be College and Career Ready--they will need the support of educators working together to give them practice in meeting these standards. World…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Language Arts, Language Teachers, Instructional Improvement
Day, Allyson – Learning Languages, 2014
The job description for a homeschool Spanish teacher has many of the requirements one would expect. The candidate must be fluent in Spanish, love working with children, be willing to work with all kinds of learners, communicate well with parents and students, and have great enthusiasm for teaching. The Home School Assistance Program (HSAP) classes…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Spanish, Teacher Qualifications
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de Ramirez, Lori Langer – Learning Languages, 2013
Webtools provide language students a uniquely authentic audience with which to share their creativity and growing proficiency in the target language. Students tend to write/speak more--and better--when using these tools in the language classroom. Webtools form an enjoyable and pedagogically sound way of getting students to create and have fun with…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Official Languages, Language Role
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Livaccari, Chris – Learning Languages, 2013
It is no exaggeration to say that language learning is the very foundation of global competence and the most deeply effective way for students to be able to "investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action," which is the definition of global competence developed by Asia Society Vice President for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Esteem, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness
Fulton-Archer, Lynn – Learning Languages, 2013
Certain aspects of the implementation of language immersion programs in Delaware are unique given the state's size, demographics, and role in national education initiatives including Race to the Top, Common Core, and Smarter Balance. The Delaware experience typifies what every state, district, or even school goes through as they try to provide…
Descriptors: FLES, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Tabrizi, Shereen – Learning Languages, 2009
The Dearborn Public Schools, with 18,300 students, is located in the Detroit urban area with the largest concentration of Arabic-speaking people in the United States. In order to prepare the students for the 21st century skills and global awareness and in response to parents' requests, the author in collaboration with the school principal and…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, FLES, Speech Communication, Federal Aid
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Fulkerson, Gregory – Learning Languages, 2009
This article describes three big programs from Delaware where the less commonly taught languages find their home in Delaware elementary schools. Odyssey Charter School, located in Wilmington, is one of the very few Greek-language-focused public schools in the nation. The school began in 2006 as a Greek immersion program that concentrated on the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Activities, Elementary Schools, Speech
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Tollefson, Ann – Learning Languages, 2009
Planning to start or expand a K-8 critical language program? Looking for support in doing so? There "may" be help at the federal level for great ideas and strong programs. While there have been various pools of federal dollars available to support world language programs for a number of years, the federal government's interest in…
Descriptors: National Security, Federal Government, Public Agencies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Livaccari, Chris; Wang, Jeff – Learning Languages, 2009
Asia Society remains committed to promoting the teaching and learning of Chinese in American schools as an integral part of the broader agenda of building students' global competency, the key goal of its Partnership for Global Learning. Under the leadership of Asia Society's new Vice President for Education Tony Jackson and with continuing…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Elementary Secondary Education, Resource Centers, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Lucy C.; Curran, Mary E. – Learning Languages, 2009
Because interest in Chinese instruction, as well as in languages such as Arabic, Korean, Yoruba, Urdu, and Hindi, is new in the K-12 context, teacher educators do not have many established settings where teacher candidates can observe and engage in best practice. At Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with the support of grant funds from…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Mandarin Chinese, Universities
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Paternostro, Alphonsina – Learning Languages, 2009
Studies on second language acquisition show that the earlier a child is exposed to instruction the more likely he or she will be successful in attaining high levels of proficiency. The author knew that if real change were going to take place in Linden, New Jersey, the ideas and beliefs that embody multiculturalism and multilingualism would have to…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Superintendents
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Gullickson, Janice – Learning Languages, 2009
Six years ago Project Starship MIR, the Russian language "shuttle," launched at Turnagain Elementary, one of the Anchorage School District's 65 elementary schools. The MIR "peace" mission originated with encouragement from the local business community to prepare students for Alaska's future economic, social and political ties…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Business, Second Languages, Foreign Countries
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Duncan, Greg – Learning Languages, 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…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Video Technology
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Kendall, Cindy; Montgomery, Cherise; Rosenbusch, Marcia – Learning Languages, 2008
In order to help teachers negotiate the changing contexts of foreign language education, the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at Iowa State University began offering summer institutes in 1994. The authors were surprised at the intense interest in the institutes focused on technology. Since then the NFLRC has offered 36…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Second Languages, Educational Opportunities, Faculty Development
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