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Duncan, Greg – Learning Languages, 2015
Current thinking within education circles suggests that if students are not engaged in class discussions they might not be learning. And if they are not learning--students and teachers--are wasting their time. The Teacher Effectiveness in Language Learning (TELL) Project spells out within its planning domain that teachers should plan lessons…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learner Engagement, Lesson Plans
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Jacobsen, Nadine – Learning Languages, 2011
The question going into this action research was, "How can a language teacher encourage more positive attitudes toward language learning while building a learning community?" After incorporating "I Can" statements into the curriculum, more than 100 third grade students were surveyed. The survey asked what they thought they could do in Spanish.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Action Research, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Gilbert, Victoria – Learning Languages, 2010
Learning to speak another language requires students to adopt new ways of thinking. Some teachers believe that students can assimilate idiomatic expressions and cultural turns of phrase simply through the teacher's use and the students' practice. Others work to explicitly show the difference between the target language and native language, as if…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Native Language, Second Language Learning
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Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Miller, Roy V. – Learning Languages, 2010
The present research study was conducted to explore how structured Spanish instruction (30 minutes, twice a week, for a semester) impacts the level of class participation and on-task behavior and the reading fluency rate of a group of self-contained, special needs, elementary school children (grades K-5). Data for this mixed methodology study were…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Fluency, Elementary School Students
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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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Granville, Paris – Learning Languages, 2008
Target language as the sole medium of instruction mimics the environment of first language acquisition and immersion programs. There are no short cuts when teaching a toddler to follow instructions. It takes many tries, but each effort at communicating is a learning opportunity. Early language learners are very amenable to immersion settings.…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Languages, French, Language Acquisition
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Hendry, Heather – Learning Languages, 2008
Current literature in the field of foreign language describes the benefits and challenges of elementary foreign language programs that meet several days a week over the course of a year, however little is known about elementary school foreign language programs that provide daily instruction within limited time frames of several weeks during the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, FLES, Second Language Programs, Research Projects
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Smrokowski, Linda – Learning Languages, 2005
Although she is now teaching Spanish in a new school full time, Linda Smrokowski, spent 9 years teaching in a once-per-week second language program. Because many once- or twice-per-week programs still exist, she shares strategies for writing and implementing detailed lesson plans that worked for her while she was teaching in a once-per-week…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Spanish, Second Language Programs, Second Language Instruction
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Chase, Kim – Learning Languages, 2002
One foreign language teacher discusses teaching French over the years through a variety of activities and without a textbook. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, FLES
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Rosenbusch, Marcia H., Ed. – Learning Languages, 2001
This journal serves the profession by providing a medium for the sharing of information, ideas, and concerns among teachers, administrators, researchers, and others interested in the early learning of languages. Articles in this volume include the following: "Foreign Language Teaching: What We Can Learn from Other Countries" (Ingrid U.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Dialog Journals
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Badia, Ingrid C.; Armengol, Regla – Learning Languages, 1998
Describes successful techniques for teaching mathematics through a foreign language (in this case Spanish). These techniques include using calendar and graphing activities, incorporating mathematics into the morning message, using cloze patterns, solving word problems, using the language of metacognition, and finding math happenings in everyday…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure, English, Immersion Programs
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Morain, Genelle – Learning Languages, 1997
One of the intriguing aspects of the cultures goal in the national standards for foreign language learning is the relationships that are highlighted among cultural perspectives, practices, and products. In classrooms, teachers may already address cultural practices and products but may not consider philosophical perspectives of culture. Purpose of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education
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Learning Languages: The Journal of the National Network for Early Language Learning, 1997
This document consists of the three issues of the journal "Learning Languages" published during volume year 2. These issues contain the following major articles: "Minneapolis and Brittany: Children Bridge Geographical and Social Differences Through Technology" (Janine Onffroy Shelley); "Student Reasons for Studying…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Basic Skills, Block Scheduling, Book Reviews
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Learning Languages: The Journal of the National Network for Early Language Learning, 1998
This document consists of the three issues of the journal "Learning Languages" published during volume year 3. These issues contain the following major articles: "A National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL): A Brief History, 1987-1997;""Juguetes Fantasticos" (Mari Haas); "A Perspective on the Cultural…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Conferences
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Learning Languages: The Journal of the National Network for Early Language Learning, 1996
The three numbers of the new journal contain these articles: "Content-Related Teaching Through Distance Learning: A Viable Alternative?" (Zoe E. Louton); "Teacher as Researcher: Motivating an Eighth Grade Spanish Class" (Emily Francomano); "Traveling to South America on the Internet" (Margaret Reardon); "U.S.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Attitudes, Bilingualism, Case Studies