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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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Syz, Tracy Hong – Learning Languages, 2008
Backpacks are commonplace in American schools. Each day students transport them to and from the classroom as they manage to carve out a little oasis of space to gather their treasures, homework and books. In Fair Lawn's recently launched Chinese classes, backpacks take on new responsibility, becoming culture bearers that connect middle school…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Middle School Students, Cultural Awareness, Chinese
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Eastburn, Mark – Learning Languages, 2007
In this article, the author presents three themes that can form the basis for exciting world language instruction in Spanish, French, and Chinese at any grade level. These three themes (the prehistoric world; endangered species; and space exploration) use basic science as a context for communication that generates student excitement and enthusiasm…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, French