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Active Engagement in Foreign Language Studies through V/C and online courses
High schoolers are engaged in using foreign languages in meaningful situations. They encounter a deeper sensitivity of cultural differences as they question how using multimedia technology enhances the learning experience and delivery of instruction.
Homeschooling Chronicles - Teaching a Foreign Language
Foreign languages can enrich curriculum. Learning another language help students practice grammar skills and broaden their horizons.
Choosing a Foreign Language Career
"Why do we have to learn a foreign language?" Have you ever heard that question before? Give your novices this project, and have them research different jobs that require the use of a foreign language. They create a PowerPoint presentation that includes the pros and cons of the career, any special challenges for the foreign language speaker, and why they chose that specific career to research.
Foreign Language Months/Vocabulary Card Game
Students practice names of months in the target foreign language, learn auxiliary vocabulary and practice listening.
Journalism: Foreign Language Summer Program for Teens
Students research the new Foreign Language Academy and other free summer programs at colleges for teens. They write features stories about the opportunities and interview deans and university officials. Students also interview school guidance counselors about ways to maximize the experience.
Writing in a Foreign Language
It seems that this presentation was designed for future educators, particularly those teaching a foreign language. Basic reading, writing, and organizational skills are presented, encouraging a discussion of strategies amongst your viewers. Unfortunately, you cannot skip slides or start the presentation at any point besides the beginning, so you'll have to watch the 95-slide presentation in its entirety.
Adapting Narratives for Skits to Teach Language Through Drama
Students in a Spanish foreign language class are giving topics to develop a skit to preform in front of the class. As a class, they are introduced to new vocabulary and the concept of paraphrasing. After performing their skit, they also examine a Spanish TV guide and critique their favorite shows.
The Language Bank
Students work on the Internet to listen, read, and practice writing in a foreign language. They focus on the use of idiom and humor in other languages.
Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Language Basics
Students in seventh and eighth grade Introduction to Foreign Language class are introduced the basic greetings, farewells, courtesy words, and basic phrases in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean. In pairs, they create a very short dialogue in one of these languages.
Fireign Language: Getting to Know You
Students, using their foreign language of study, role-play as two people meeting for the first time. They use courtesy expressions and respond to questions and prompts with correct intonation, pronunciation, and inflection. Students exchange information without using written cues.
Hacia el futuro ??Esta??s listo?
Twelfth graders investigate various jobs for which having studied a foreign language might be beneficial. They research job interviews and participate in a mock interview for a job of their choice. The practice is practical in preparation for competing in the job market.
Speaking in Tongues
Students examine their own family history of languages and investigate local and regional resources available to immerse themselves in a foreign language and culture. They write applications seeking an imaginary grant to fund their endeavors.
High schoolers practice their foreign language skills through the creation of film highlighting a visual tour through their school to be produced in the language that they are studying. The film can be sent to pen pals in another country.
Foreign Language Fluency Using iMovie
How do you develop fluency with a second or third langauge? With this plan, production teams examine the development of fluency by producing a movie in the language they are studying. Pronunciation and conversational skills are emphasized in this lesson, but the project description is pretty general. Type up a formal, clear explanation for your learners to help them plan their storyboards!
English as a National Foreign Language in India
This reading comprehension worksheet includes a passage on the two national languages of India, followed by 6 multiple choice questions. Just click at the bottom of the form for the score!
Foreign Language Initial Reading
Young scholars match sentences and phrases to pictures in a target language. They identify the proper written form of familiar spoken phrases. Students practice labeling objects and pictures with the proper greeting, color, number or object name.
Tell Me A Foreign Language Story
Learners practice retelling a simple story representative of the country where the target language is spoken: French, German, or Spanish. Given a worksheet with story details, students fill in missing details and rearrange details to complete the plot action of the story. Completed story's are read to the class in the target language.
Foreign Language: At the Dinner Table
Students demonstrate basic foreign language vocabulary by naming various dinner table utensils. Using construction paper as placemats, they glue plastic utensils to it as the teacher calls out the items in the foreign language.
Language Learning Course Case Study
English language learners prepare to be a part of the workforce with this resource. Included is a brief survey, the results of that survey, and some intra-office memos. There are several vocabulary terms worth covering like: questionnaire, note, memo, data, minutes, and report.
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Marcos and Paulo have just met Ana. Watch as they use Portuguese to introduce themselves and get to know each other. Language learners then complete a series of activities designed to help them master each brief conversation.