Higher Education

Teaching for the Long Term Memory, Part 2

By Krista Chambless

In my webinar “Teaching for Long-Term Memory Part 1” I present the first 3 steps of the learning process and how they apply to the WL classroom. “Teaching for Long-Term Memory Part 2” is the continuation of my discussion of the learning process. These presentations are based on the book How to Teach so Students Remember  (second edition) by Marilee Sprenger. 

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Our commitment to language learning goes beyond providing instructional solutions. We want to partner with you to ensure your students get the materials they need to be successful. We also aim to provide you as teachers with the support you need to deliver effective lessons, implement research-based strategies, and truly engage your students. If you haven’t already discovered our PD Webinar series, we encourage you to check them out.

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Teacher's Corner (PreK-12)

The Principled Approach: Improving Instruction by Establishing Departmental Organizing Principles

By- John De Mado

There is a distinct difference between an approach and a method. An approach is philosophical in nature and pertains to a teacher’s belief system or, as written in Alice Omaggio Hadley’s Teaching Language in Context, a teacher’s organizing principles. Conversely, a method reflects the arsenal of instructional techniques that a teacher deploys to implement that belief system or those organizing principles.

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Higher Education

Dynamic Online Language Learning in the 21st Century: Guiding Principles

Part 3: Guiding Principles of Online Language Learning

Is online language learning really all that different from learning a language in the classroom? In her third webinar, Donna Marqués addresses this question head on. We all know that the online learning environment is different from a traditional setting, but we sometimes forget that the desired results are the same. Classroom teachers strive to make sure their students become proficient in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. They want their students to feel comfortable using the target language, to be culturally competent, and to believe in the importance of expanding their horizons. Teachers in an online setting have the same goals and are working toward the same outcomes.

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