LCPS World Languages and Cultures

Loudoun County Public Schools, Department of Instruction

Operating as usual

wbaltv.com 04/08/2014

10 Baltimore County schools to teach Spanish to fourth-grade students

http://www.wbaltv.com/education/10-baltimore-county-schools-to-teach-spanish-to-fourthgrade-students/25270582

wbaltv.com This fall, students at 10 Baltimore County elementary schools will begin learning Spanish as their second language.

edutopia.org 03/18/2014

The Great World Language Debate du Jour: Grammar vs. Communication

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 01/30/2014

#saidnoWLteacherever

http://creativelanguageclass.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/saidnowlteacherever/

creativelanguageclass.wordpress.com Language teachers say a lot of things, but you'll probably never hear them say this...

districtadministration.com 01/30/2014

Culture computes in Washington's Kent School District

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 01/28/2014

What the bilingual brain tells us about language learning - OUPblog

http://blog.oup.com/2014/01/what-the-bilingual-brain-tells-us-about-language-learning/#sthash%2EkyZp3as2%2Exwqa89Ez%2Edpuf?utm_source=NewsBrief+1%2F16%2F14&utm_campaign=newsbrief+1%2F16%2F14&utm_medium=email

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 01/28/2014

Ditching the verb chart

http://wp.me/p1b9wZ-VE

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 01/03/2014

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/30/258376009/how-language-seems-to-shape-ones-view-of-the-world?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook

npr.org Speaking another language fluently seems to affects what you notice and how you remember events.

[01/02/14]   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

11/13/2013

01 | November | 2013 | Fluency21 – Committed Sardine Blog

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...

voxy.com 10/29/2013

What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog

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...

blogs.edweek.org 10/22/2013

Dual-Language Proposals Part of Boston Mayoral Campaign

GO BOSTON!!!
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.

wjla.com 10/22/2013

Arlington parents make plea for foreign language funding

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.

washingtonpost.com 10/22/2013

Fairfax schools chief to propose deep cuts

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.

09/16/2013

2MinuteTakeaway: Grading Malpractice

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...

09/16/2013

Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One

http://youtu.be/TM-3PFfIfvI -Great ideas. Food for thought...

actfl.org 09/06/2013

the language educator | American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages

actfl.org

tellproject.com 09/06/2013

Proficiency 101 @ TELL Project

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…

08/30/2013

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21000 Education Ct
Ashburn, VA
20148
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St. David's Episcopal Preschool St. David's Episcopal Preschool
43600 Russell Branch Pkwy
Ashburn, 20147-2359

Welcome to the premier preschool in Loudoun County. We take great joy in helping our children form foundations for joyful, life-long learning. St. David's Preschool..."where a child's work is play!"

Kumon Kumon
20605 Gordon Park Square
Ashburn, 20147

Kumon Math and Reading Center ASHBURN - NORTH

LCPS Employee Health, Wellness and Benefits LCPS Employee Health, Wellness and Benefits
21000 Education Ct
Ashburn, 20148

COMMON GROUND ETIQUETTE COMMON GROUND ETIQUETTE
44200 Waxpool Rd Ste 186
Ashburn, 20147

SMILE, this is your greatest asset and weapon!

St. Theresa Auction St. Theresa Auction
21370 St Theresa Ln
Ashburn, 20147

Creative Gardens Ashburn Village Creative Gardens Ashburn Village
20909 Ashburn Village Blvd, Ashburn, VA 20147-7913, United States
Ashburn, 20147-7913

Creative Gardens offers personalized care and education for ages 6 weeks through 12 years.

Nova Enrichment Academy Nova Enrichment Academy
22621 Amendola Terrace, Suite 153
Ashburn, 20148

Cutting edge STEM, Language, and Math programs for K-12 students. Located in Ashburn, VA. Summer workshops and after-school taught by certified teachers!

Komodo Ashburn Komodo Ashburn
44190 Waxpool Rd, Ste 162
Ashburn, 20147

Abacus Mental Math, Grade Level Math & Language Arts (Creative Writing) classes for kids 5-12 years. Visit our website www.komodousa.com for details.

Orphan Care: The Al-Amal School Orphan Care: The Al-Amal School
44121 Harry Byrd Hwy
Ashburn, 20147

Orphan Care is dedicated to funding, developing and assisting The Al-Amal School, a non-profit organization serving Somali orphans.

Broad Run Crew Broad Run Crew
21670 Ashburn Road
Ashburn, 20147

Welcome to the home of BRHS Crew team! We will be posting updates throughout the year here as well as other information pertinent to the team.

Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras - AYSO Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras - AYSO
Ashburn, 20147

Information about the Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras

Learning Together MMO Learning Together MMO
20499 Middlebury St
Ashburn, 20147

Learning Together Moms Morning Out and Learning Together Special Needs Moms Morning Out