Teaching Tips for Foreign Language Instructors (page: 3 of 4)

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  • Perfomance in Second Language Skills
    Did you know there are five different skills that should be taken into consideration when assessing your students' performance in second language acquisition? Find out about them!
  • What is the Relationship Between Age and Second Language Acquisition?
    Have you ever wondered why young children can learn unknown words and phrases so quickly if they hear them somewhere? Do you know the best time to begin teaching a second language to your child? This article provides answers and explains the link between age and second language acquisition.
  • Teaching Children Latin Using Kids' Books Written in Latin
    Have you been to the foreign language section of the bookstore? If you have, you will have noticed that many children's' books are available in Latin. This article will give you tips on how to use these books in Latin language instruction.
  • Three Methods for Language Acquisition
    There are several language acquisition methods: watching DVDs, reading books, and language courses in foreign countries. This article analyzes the pros and cons of each method.
  • Advantages for Bilingual Children when Learning Further Languages
    Bilingual children tend to learn new languages faster than children with only one native language. If you have bilingual children in your class who are new to the language you are teaching, this article will help you use the advantages these children have in language development
  • Whatever Happened to Doing Dialogues?
    Even beginners should be encouraged to write and perform original dialogues in the foreign language they are studying. Learn how to get a lot of mileage out of this experience!
  • Lesson Plans for Intermediate Foreign Language Students: Arts & Culture of a Country
    This article is the last of four in a series about preparing oral presentations about countries by doing research with material written in the target language to answer basic questions about, respectively, geography, history, economy and finally culture. See format, suggestions, here.
  • Group Project Idea for a Foreign Language Class: Geography of a Country
    Get intermediate foreign-language students doing research to find data and present it! This brief series will use intermediate Spanish as an example, but it can be easily adapted to any language.
  • Oral Presentation Idea for Intermediate Foreign Language Students: History of a Country
    The second student of the group of four assigned to present a case study of a country covers history. He or she follows the student who has covered geography. Read how to guide the student, providing the a framework most likely to ensure a successful and confidence-building presentation.
  • Learning Hebrew Letters and Their Sounds
    Before you can learn to read or write Hebrew, you'll need to become familiar with the Hebrew alphabet and symbols. This article for beginners will introduce the letters and help you to distinguish between them. Download of Hebrew alphabet chart available.
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