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The World of Language Learning

Learning a foreign language opens up a world of culture and critical thinking that isn't available to mono-linguists, but learning a new language is hard. Luckily, there are plenty of places to find help.
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The World of Language Learning
  • performingineducation.com
    performingineducation.com

    Five Concrete Ides for Teaching Text Annotation

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    Lynette DiPalma says:
    Speaking a foreign language is great, but writing in a foreign language really helps to drive home the grammar and vocabulary of that language. Annotating texts is a great way to reinforce foreign language learning. This link provides five different ideas for text annotation and how you can implement the task into your lessons.
  • Lynette DiPalma says:
    Instead of answering the question of why students should learn a new language, just pop this infographic up on your wall and point to it. Or just use it to refresh your memory of all the reasons learning a new language is important.
  • Creative Language Class

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    creativelanguageclass.com
    creativelanguageclass.com
    Lynette DiPalma says:
    This is a resource that I share with anyone--teacher, student, home school mom, or life-long learner--who is wanting to learn or teach a foreign language. I enjoy just poking around this whole website to learn about new techniques, different cultures, or just to hear about other teachers' experiences in the foreign language classroom.
  • weareteachers.com
    weareteachers.com

    9 Ways to Bring Immersion Learning to Your School

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    Lynette DiPalma says:
    Immersion schools are the best option to really dig into a foreign language, but not everyone needs (or wants) a full immersion experience. This discussion about how to bring some of the benefits of an immersion school into the foreign language classroom is super helpful and provides ideas that you can implement right away.
  • blog.ted.com
    blog.ted.com

    How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators

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    Lynette DiPalma says:
    Learning a new language is hard. It takes a lot of focus and discipline, but it isn't impossible. People who speak multiple languages for a living are probably pretty knowledgeable about the learning process, so here's a list of tips from precisely those kinds of knowledgeable folks.
  • Lynette DiPalma says:
    Let's not forget about American Sign Language! Though most people wouldn't consider it a "foreign" language, it still fits the bill. It's also a great option for anyone looking to develop fine motor skills in a primary level or special needs classroom.
  • Lynette DiPalma says:
    This is an interesting technique for the classroom, and this blog post provides a first-person description of how it helped one Spanish teacher's students grasp difficult concepts easier and faster by allowing them to use their own desk as a multi-functional tool.
  • psychology.uchicago.edu
    psychology.uchicago.edu

    The Foreign-Language Effect: Thinking in a Foreign Tongue Reduces Decision Biases

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    Lynette DiPalma says:
    English is an international language and is being used across the globe, and this makes a lot of people believe that English speakers don't need to learn any other language. This just isn't the case, and this article provides just one argument for why we should all learn new languages.
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