Loudoun County Public Schools, Department of Instruction
Mission: The mission of the Loudoun County Public Schools World Languages program is to develop linguistic proficiency and cultural sensitivity in students, beginning at an early age, so that they may participate as productive citizens in a global community.
wbaltv.com This fall, students at 10 Baltimore County elementary schools will begin learning Spanish as their second language.
The Great World Language Debate du Jour: Grammar vs. Communication http://edut.to/1orEc9R via @edutopia
edutopia.org I am embarrassed -- no, actually I would go as far as to say horrified -- that I spent ten years of my career teaching students about the Spanish language. I actually felt proud when they could fill
creativelanguageclass.wordpress.com Language teachers say a lot of things, but you'll probably never hear them say this...
Great work being done here.
districtadministration.com Every day, students whose families speak among 138 different languages learn together in the classrooms at Kent School District in Washington. To address the linguistic and economic challenges for the
blog.oup.com By Arturo E. Hernandez One of the most common questions people ask revolves around when and how to learn a second language. One common view is that earlier is better. There is good evidence for this view. A number of studies have found that the earlier a person learns a second language, the better t...
spanishplans.org A great blog post from French teacher @CecileLaine on changing your teaching strategies from verb charts and grammar based teaching to comprehensible input which will lead to performance based asse...
npr.org Speaking another language fluently seems to affects what you notice and how you remember events.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
"The Can-Do Statements make language learning transparent for everyone." NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements are online: http://www.actfl.org/news/press-releases/ncssfl-and-actfl-announce-publication-can-do-statements-progress-indicators-language-learners
8 Educational (and Fun) iOS Games for Teens fluency21.com/blog/2013/11/1…
fluency21.com China: Gadget Users ‘Forgetting How to Write’Posted by Andrew Churches on November 1, 2013 via BBC News Some people in China use electronics so much, they’re forgetting how to write, it appears. State news agency Xinhua quotes “internet addict” Zhang Lei as saying she’s grown so used to electronic...
What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] http://voxy.com/blog/index.php/2011/03/hardest-languages-infographic/ via @voxy
voxy.com Learning a new language can be difficult, but some languages can be trickier than others. For native English speakers, the difficulty level of a new language depends on a variety of factors. So which are the most difficult to learn? And which languages would you be able to master in under a year? Vi...
Dual-Language Proposals Part of Boston Mayoral Campaign http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2013/10/dual-language_proposals_part_o.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW via @educationweek
blogs.edweek.org Two candidates vying to be the next mayor of Boston pledge their support for expanding dual-language programs across the city.
News just across the county line offers hope...
Arlington parents make plea for foreign language funding | WJLA.com: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/10/arlington-parents-make-plea-for-foreign-language-funding-95644.html#.UmbYrLue3n8.twitter via @abc7news
wjla.com Arlington parents made a plea for funding for foreign language instruction in all elementary schools during the County Board meeting Saturday morning.
And so it begins...budget season is in full swing.
Fairfax schools chief to propose deep cuts...http://wapo.st/19lu9Ox via @washingtonpost
washingtonpost.com Schools could see class sizes increase, staff cuts as the district faces a projected $140 million deficit.
2 Minute Takeaway: Grading Malpractice http://ow.ly/oKnWS
Billie Donegan with the Center for Secondary School Redesign discusses her session exploring ways for educators to harness state-of-the-art research to bette...
http://youtu.be/TM-3PFfIfvI -Great ideas. Food for thought...
tellproject.com Proficiency? You mean I shouldn’t be basing everything on achievement? But, my students can already conjugate all their verbs and recite mindless lists of vocabulary out of context like language learning zombie-bots! Is this not sufficient to function in a target language environment? I think maybe…
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