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Language instruction leans forward in K12

Emily Rogan
November, 2016
There is an increased demand nationally for dual-language programs in Portuguese, German, French and Mandarin. ( nito100)

Foreign language instruction is moving toward a proficiency-based approach. Today’s students need to develop interpretive, presentational and interpersonal skills, moving beyond conjugating verbs and memorizing vocabulary.

Using ‘House Hunters’ TV show to boost Spanish

Ray Bendici
July, 2016

Students in a Spanish 3 class at Bethlehem Central High School may live in upstate New York, but they look for new homes in Spanish-speaking countries around the globe.

Online lessons bring Spanish to remote Texas schools

Ray Bendici
April, 2016

Guthrie Virtual School provides state-mandated Spanish instruction to about a half-dozen remote Texas towns that couldn’t afford to hire a full-time certified teacher.

Language learning seeks depth

Jessica Terrell
November, 2015

Preparing students for an increasingly global workforce means teaching them not only how to speak a second language, but how to think critically in that language and have a deep understanding of the culture and geography that are embedded in it.

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