Learning a second language fosters conversations between people, communities, and cultures. In a world of diversity and globalization, we believe it's critical to understanding. Research cited by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) shows that language learning supports academic achievement and cognitive abilities.
Those who have a home language other than English bring a wider range of language abilities to the classroom. These abilities range from minimal functioning in the language to complete fluency and literacy. It is important for teachers to assess the language skills of the different heritage speakers in the classroom. This diversity includes: Students who […]
Have you ever taught students new vocabulary one day only to discover they don’t remember it the next? Maybe you’ve had students who do well on a vocabulary quiz and then can’t use it just a few days later.
In this session we’ll look briefly at research says helps students remember new words and then we’ll explore a number of ways that we can introduce new words so students will not only remember what they mean but also be able to use those words when they speak or write.
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