Loudoun County Public Schools, Department of Instruction
Operating as usual
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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Join the Physics Phun site as school starts in August. Stay connected with your classes at Dominion High School
For those families looking for an environment to develop your child’s character, self-confidence, and commitment towards excellence, this Is THE place!
The Broad Run Athletic Booster Club provides support for ALL athletic programs at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA. See our website, www.brhssports.com and Boosters for more information.
We encourage the development of school cultures where every minority student is afforded the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential.
Abacus Mental Math, Grade Level Math & Language Arts (Creative Writing) classes for kids 5-12 years. Visit our website www.komodousa.com for details.
At PMTC we are committed to ensuring that we provide the Best Certification Training Classes available.
Located in Ashburn, we at VLS are committed to teaching Spanish to children through high-quality learning methods that help them learn in a fun way.
St. Theresa Catholic School, where Christ is the ever-present lead teacher, is a 500 student school (K-8th) with an energetic staff, dedicated PTO and a collaborative leadership model. St. Theresa School is a ministry of Saint Theresa Parish.
Our program provides family-style meals to food-insecure students and their families to ensure they have enough to eat on the weekends.
English Language Learners Program - Loudoun County Public Schools