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Saint-Paul, Thérèse; Hendley, Valérie – Learning Languages, 2016
There is no denying the importance of multilingualism in the 21st century; increased travels, student exchanges, global business, diplomacy, and security are mediated by communication. Education is the key to building a strong multilingual world community that will work for peace and stability. However, it may be often overlooked that a successful…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, FLES, Multilingualism
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Kong, Kaishan – Learning Languages, 2015
The connection between teachers' identities and their influence on creative teaching can be found in literature on identity negotiation theory (Norton) and relationship between teachers' understanding of themselves, knowledge, and teaching practice (Johnson and Golombek). Informed by the relevant literature, this qualitative inquiry explores two…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Immersion Programs, Professional Identity, Teaching Methods
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Giannikas, Christina Nicole – Learning Languages, 2014
The aim of the paper is to review the primary language learning situation in Europe and shed light on the benefits it carries. Early language learning is the biggest policy development in education and has developed in rapid speed over the past 30 years; this article considers the effects and advantages of the optimum condition of an early start,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Educational Benefits
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Berdan, Stacie Nevadomski – Learning Languages, 2012
The author and her family spent a few weeks traveling through Central America last summer. A few years back, they had been to Guatemala, Belize and Costa Rica yet that was it, not much more exploration of their neighbors to the south. They decided on a short tour of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama and realized this would be a great opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Fluency, Language Skills, Global Approach
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Phillippe, Denise E. – Learning Languages, 2012
At Concordia Language Villages, language and culture are inextricably intertwined, as they are in life. Participants "live" and "do" language and culture 16 hours per day. The experiential, residential setting immerses the participants in the culture of the country or countries where the target language is spoken through food,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Immersion Programs
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Borey, Valerie; Hegstad, Rebecca – Learning Languages, 2011
It is a typical day at the famous fish market in Bergen, Norway. Vendors wrapped in rain coats huddle under white tents, selling everything from shrimp to flowers to handmade souvenirs. Some tables are stacked with salmon and herring, while others feature baskets of berries and fresh fruits. Families out for their household grocery shopping are…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Food, Foreign Countries, Play
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Zuckermann, Ghil'ad; Benmark, Gadi – Learning Languages, 2010
In today's rapidly changing globalizing world, it is hard to predict which of many languages a child can learn today will be most useful to them twenty and thirty years from now, when they enter a global work place, interact socially with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and may face relocation opportunities to foreign countries. Some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Davin, Kristin – Learning Languages, 2010
Like many elementary foreign language teachers, the author traveled from room to room to teach. Each room had different materials and a different classroom culture. This article describes how the author taught her students about Bolivia and how to motivate them through culture. It discusses a service-learning project that brings life-changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motivation Techniques, Language Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Dann, Tammy – Learning Languages, 2010
Google Earth is a computer program that allows users to view the Earth through satellite imagery and maps, to see cities from above and through street views, and to search for addresses and browse locations. Many famous buildings and structures from around the world have detailed 3D views accessible on Google Earth. It is possible to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Grade 3, Spanish
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Hannan, Siobhan – Learning Languages, 2010
Kindergarten in Victoria, Australia is the preschool year, attended by children who are four going on five, and who will go onto primary school the following year. These are part-time programs, run over a small number of sessions per week, typically for 3-5 hours per session for 10-12 hours per week. North West Brunswick Kindergarten, in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Schools, Kindergarten, Preschool Education
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Maletz, Sophia – Learning Languages, 2010
After a teaching experience with the children of Ecuador with so little support, the author has come to greatly appreciate what is available for teachers in the states. Sometimes the best encouragement for a new teacher of FLES is a success story straight from the classroom. In this article, the author shares a few of the tools she has picked up…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Language Research, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Sharon – Learning Languages, 2009
The impetus to begin Bilingual Buds came about six years ago when the author, pregnant with twins and commuting into New York City, was reading about the numerous cognitive benefits for children of acquiring a second language early in their lives. She was surprised to learn that even by the age of six months, children begin to lose the ability to…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Bilingualism
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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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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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de Ramirez, Lori Langer – Learning Languages, 2006
In the author's experience, Colombia is among the most misunderstood Spanish-speaking countries. Most of the news about Columbia involves drug trafficking or guerilla warfare, due to the many social and political problems that face the country. It is rare that the public is informed about the culture and people of this beautiful South American…
Descriptors: Spanish, Travel, Second Language Learning, Language Tests
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