Teaching English-Speaking Students a Second Language
Second language acquisition is a mandatory component of many school programs today, and the students can range from young grade school aged children to high school students fulfilling required courses for Regents diploma or college credit. Here you will find hundreds of articles on teaching a wide variety of languages to students, including Spanish, German, French, Latin, Japanese and Chinese, to name but a few. If you are a foreign language instructor, bookmark Bright Hub Education, where you can find teaching advice from experienced teachers, professors and foreign language translators.
A certain amount of memorization is necessary to learn any language. But are you memorizing words the slow and painful way? Or the quick and easy way?
No matter how well you know a language, you will always sound like a novice unless you master pronunciation. Here are some essential tips for learning to pronounce Russian.
Kids around the world love sports. Although they may speak a different native tongue, their love of play is universal. Educators can harness that common thread to teach their students a new language and culture.
This lesson plan will walk you through teaching the conditional mood in French, or Le Passé Composé—often referred to as the “complete past” (as opposed to ongoing action in the past).
Need an idea for reinforcing the basic idea of the imperfect tense? This lesson plan with give students a creative way to apply new learning!
Incorporate critical thinking into your next conditional tense Spanish lesson. Includes students completing sentences about hypothetical situations in Spanish.
Learning the Spanish verb tenses is the key to opening up Spanish conversation. These plans provide simple activities to aid in this process!
Want your Spanish students to jump into the future? Check out this plan that fosters future verb tense usage.
Need some ideas to reinforce preterite tense in Spanish? Check out this plan with some fun ideas to get your students moving into past tense.
See It and Say It in Spanish is a language learning tool that can be used with students of almost all ages in a variety of settings. The curriculum engages students through using flash cards and audio CDs. This is best used for individuals, homeschooling parents, or in a learning center.
Looking for new and clearer ways to teach the determining adjectives? Take a look at this unit that explicitly identifies and explains exclamatory determining adjectives!
The essential keys to speaking another language are clear understandings of concepts and practice. This lesson goes over interrogative determining adjectives to get students understanding and practicing quickly!
Determining adjectives don’t have to be overwhelming. Use this lesson plan series to help your Spanish learners work through indefinite determining adjectives.
Determining adjectives do just as their names imply, determine! Teach your students how to clarify using numeral adjectives in Spanish through the help of this lesson.
There are many different ways to use determining adjectives, but don’t let that overwhelm you. These plans will work students through them in a methodical and meaningful way. This lesson is on Spanish Possessive Determining Adjectives.
Determining adjectives are an important concept for the acquisition of Spanish as a second language. Ensure student comprehension with these fun lesson plans!
What are you doing? What’s over there? Teach your students how to ask “What” questions in French.
As a teacher, I’ve seen first hand some of the most common mistakes students make when learning French as a second language. Here are five of the most repeated errors I’ve witnessed.
This lesson plan will walk you through teaching the conditional mood in French, or Le Conditionnel. This lesson is appropriate for grades 7 through University, depending on your student’s level.
Go over French vocabulary for family and then have your students complete a writing exercise practicing the words. This is a good beginner lesson or could be used as a review for more advanced students.