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Lorenzen, Charla – Learning Languages, 2018
This action research study examined the experiences of a heritage speaker of Spanish who was training to become a Spanish teacher within a Spanish Education program that was in the process of transforming the traditional, front-loaded and theoretical methods course into a practice-based approach to teacher education. The goal of this…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Borich, Jeanette Marie Bowman – Learning Languages, 2017
The author primarily delivered comprehensible Spanish input to her novice 3rd and 4th grade Spanish students via stories she revealed and simultaneously illustrated on a white board. To document comprehension, she obtained student retells of the stories. This approach, used over six months, became an action research project with the goal of…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Perugini, Dorie Conlon – Learning Languages, 2015
In this brief article, elementary Spanish teacher, Dorie Perugini describes a classroom project that not only enabled students to explore their own culture and cultures around the world, but motivated them to create a beautiful piece of art. Like most elementary language teachers, Perugini needed to teach her class about food. While planning her…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Dann, Tammy – Learning Languages, 2014
In this article, Tammy Dann, describes the issues presented by a reluctant learner in a foreign language class and the strategies required to see effective change. The student described in the article struggled to learn or had difficulty paying attention in the Spanish language class. One strategy used was "LinguaFolio Jr." for students…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Strategies
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Davison, Leslie – Learning Languages, 2014
Based on her 20 years of teaching Spanish, Leslie Davison strives for a holistic approach to teaching and learning that is authentic and relevant to her young language learners. Herein, she shares three keys to teaching elementary level students in a way that ensures they will have a "Can Do" attitude in terms of language proficiency and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Spanish
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
Gonzalez, Augusta; Gonzalez, Talia – Learning Languages, 2013
This article presents seven of the author's most compelling reasons for highly effective teachers to use literature in the classroom. They are: (1) As a hook to stimulate students; (2) To present culturally relevant material; (3) To thematically connect with different units and other subjects; (4) To improve reading comprehension and vocabulary;…
Descriptors: Literature, Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Byram, Michael; Perugini, Dorie Conlon; Wagner, Manuela – Learning Languages, 2013
Teachers and students can have ambitious educational goals, including critical reflection on the world around them, both that which is "home" and that which is "foreign." The environmental questions which face us all can be part of the elementary school curriculum, and the Foreign Language Elementary School (FLES) contribution…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, FLES
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Campbell, Lynne B.; Comenale, Rebecca – Learning Languages, 2013
GLASPORT first convened in October 2009 with funding provided by a Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant. The grant proposal was submitted by then Glastonbury Assistant Superintendent of Schools (and former Foreign Language Director) Christine Brown. The committee was charged with two ambitious objectives: (1) to aid in the development…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Grants
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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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Dann, Tammy; Murphy, Amy – Learning Languages, 2012
Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) teachers in the West Des Moines schools incorporate the Day of the Dead into the fourth grade curriculum each year. The teachers discuss the Day of the Dead celebration at the Art Center, and many ask for volunteers from fourth grade to participate in the event. Student presentations include a wide…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Audiences, Audience Participation, Poetry
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Krzemien, Marta; Krotzer, Kate – Learning Languages, 2012
Foreign Language Elementary Summer Camp is a fantastic way to spend part of the summer. For the past ten years in Glastonbury, Connecticut, the authors have offered a variety of foreign language elementary camps that meet daily for three hours for three to four weeks during July. Currently, they offer camps for Chinese, English Language Learners…
Descriptors: Talent, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Hood, Sally – Learning Languages, 2011
This research study evaluates the effectiveness of a Spanish-English dual language immersion (DLI) program. Many researchers have found that high-quality and long-term DLI programs promote academic achievement and high levels of language proficiency for both language groups. Despite the evidence, leaders from the field of bilingual education have…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Cultural Pluralism, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism
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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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