Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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The Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 video library and professional development guide bring to life the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Illustrating effective instruction and assessment strategies, the series documents 27 teachers and their students in K-12 classrooms around the country as they study eight languages across a range of competency levels.

Here are some examples of what you'll see:
  • Third-graders learn about the seasons and German holidays as they practice basic reading skills and build cultural knowledge in their German class.
  • Eighth-graders explore a traditional Cajun folktale and then try their hand at playing zydeco music in their French class.
  • Tenth-, eleventh-, and twelfth-graders in a multilevel Japanese class create a travel brochure and promotional video to attract visitors to Japan.
  • Twelfth-grade students of Spanish become Latin American artists and debate whether to exhibit their work in Spain in light of that country's visa requirements.
Lively and provocative, these videos are designed to inspire thoughtful discussion and reflection and provide the opportunity to learn from the successful practices of other teachers.



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