How can you adapt your textbooks and units to reflect student interests and culture? Last week, the #langchat community decided to chat about ways to adapt/improve pre-existing units/textbook chapters to better focus on culture and student interests in the World Language classroom. Participants discussed what elements of current textbooks/units could be easily adapted to reflect such […]
Last week, #langchat decided to talk about ways for World Language teachers to be able to collaborate with their colleagues in other disciplines. Contributors discussed what topics of study in the WL classroom make for good opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, and what things need to be in place to facilitate collaboration with other disciplines. Participants […]
How has your teaching style adapted over time to changes in curriculum, technology, and your students’ needs?
“Little and Large” (CC BY 2.0) by Matthew G Most recently, the #langchat community decided to chat about how world language teacher’s style has had to be adapted over time to changes in curriculum, technology, and students’ needs. Participants talked about the factors that have led to the biggest changes in their personal teaching style, and how […]
“Studying Visual Literacy” (CC BY 2.0) by Angela Thomas Last week, #langchat tackled the topic of literacy and how that presents itself in L2 teaching. Participants discussed the types of texts that they have students interact with (and why), as well as how the type of text that is used can changes the way that students will […]
“My System” (CC BY 2.0) by Justin See Last week, #langchat contributors decided to talk about how to best go about maintaining student interest in the midst of necessary routines that facilitate teaching in a world language classroom. Participants discussed what routines facilitate but maybe bore the kids/hijack the learning, as well as ways to establish trust […]
“CogDogBlog Wordle” (CC BY 2.0) by Alan Levine Lochman Langchatters resoundingly chose the topic of “effective web tools” for last week’s chat and with the amount of them that exist these days (both effective and non-effective), it’s a good thing that we tackled the subject together! Participants talked about the web tools that students use that are […]