Doing Foreign Language

Doing Foreign Language : Bringing Concordia Language Villages into Language Classrooms

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A supplement for ESL Methods courses and K-12, Middle, and Secondary Foreign Language Methods courses.

This practical supplement is based on the work of Minnesota's Concordia Language Villages, the oldest and most extensive live-in summer language camp program for elementary and secondary students in the United States. Inspired by the collaboration among the Villages, the National Capital Language Resource Center, the Center for Applied Linguistics, and the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, the authors offer lesson plans and supporting activities that capture the essence of this hugely successful program and translated it into equally successful programs for traditional foreign language classrooms.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 209.8 x 274.32 x 10.41mm | 463g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0131139681
  • 9780131139688

Table of contents

1. Building a Language Arts Community. About Concordia Language VillagesGoals of Concordia Language VillagesGuiding Principles of Concordia Language VillagesConcordia Language Villages and the National Standards for Foreign Language LearningOn to the ActivitiesFor Further ReadingHelpful Web Sites
Part I: Setting the Tone.

2. Giving Learners Courage. Activity 2.1 Language MastersActivitiy 2.2 Superstar Obstacle CourseActivity 2.3 Student MentorsActivity 2.4 Bob, the Imaginary FlyIt's Your Turn!
3. Learner Investment. Activity 3.1 Discovering Student InterestsActivity 3.2 Students As ExpertsActivity 3.3 Creative Bulletin BoardsActivity 3.4 Students' Rights and ResponsibilitiesIt's Your Turn!
Part II: Taking Off!

4. Linguistic and Cultural Authenticity. Activity 4.1 Space and Time MuseumActivity 4.2 Living MapsActivity 4.3 Culinary ExplorationsActivity 4.4 Visiting ExpertsIt's Your Turn!
5. Creating a Need to Communicate. Activity 5.1 School TourActivity 5.2 Eating OutActivity 5.3 TelephoningActivity 5.4 E-MatesIt's Your Turn!
6. Experiencing the Language. Activity 6.1 Sensory PathActivity 6.2 DancingActivity 6.3 Tracing BodiesActivity 6.4 SimulationsFurther ResourcesIt's Your Turn!
7. Learning within Extended Projects. Activity 7.1 NewspaperActivity 7.2 World Cup SoccerActivity 7.3 GardeningActivity 7.4 Film FestivalIt's Your Turn!
8. Bringing the Principles to Life in Your Classroom. Creating a PlayworldThe Creative TiltFive Key Teacher AttributesYou're Ready!For Further Reading
APPENDIX 1: Language Functions and Activities Sorted According to ActivityAPPENDIX 2: Language Functions and Activities Sorted According to Function REFERENCESONLINE RESOURCES
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