How might focusing on interest and adventure change our teaching?

From Baselines to BASE Jumping: How might focusing on interest and adventure change our teaching? What if one of our basic curricular goals was to arouse and maintain our students’ interest in our subject area?  What if we managed to meet that goal so effectively that students remained interested in the subject and pursued it further on their own long … More How might focusing on interest and adventure change our teaching?

Urgent Action Needed: Oppose Senate Cuts to Title VI/Fulbright-Hays!

From JNCL-NCLIS: Dear Colleagues,  Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported a bipartisan Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill by a vote of 29-1. This FY 2017 bill funds Title VI at the FY 2016 level but reduces Fulbright-Hays by $4.893 million or 69% below FY 2016 as proposed by the Administration’s budget. This proposed reduction, … More Urgent Action Needed: Oppose Senate Cuts to Title VI/Fulbright-Hays!

ASD to offer Seal of Biliteracy on diplomas

Anchorage School District News Release, April 11, 2016: District to offer Seal of Biliteracy on high school diplomas Seal will recognize highly proficient students who study a world language or whose second language is English Beginning with the Class of 2016, the Anchorage School District will offer graduating seniors a Seal of Biliteracy to recognize … More ASD to offer Seal of Biliteracy on diplomas

Online course for technology integration in language classes

The University of Colorado Boulder has a new online program dedicated to the theory and practice of technology integration in the language classroom. The program, called Elevate, is a brand new, fully online graduate program designed specifically for language educators. Click here to learn more about the program. Their next course will be on Telecollaboration and Language Learning … More Online course for technology integration in language classes