Tag Archives: language teaching

Call for Papers: Working Papers in LCLE

 Indiana University is putting out a new Working Papers collection.  The Working Papers in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (WPLCLE) are calling for relevant papers not to exceed 9,000 words.  The deadline for their 2012 issues is March 2012.  See their … Continue reading

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Resources: FirstVoices

This website hosts material for Canadian First Nation (Native American) languages.  They appear to have materials (including language learning games and mobile apps) for over 60 languages, though some are not currently available to the public. FirstVoices: FirstVoices.

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Classroom Activities: Science Projects and Discussion for INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2011

March 8 is the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is: Equal access to education, training, and science & technology:  Pathways to decent work for women. There are a number of ways that such … Continue reading

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Tools: Graphic Organizers from eduplace.com

What you’re doing with your words is different from what you’re saying.  This is often a very difficult concept for young writers to master, so it helps to have some visual aids to talk about the structure of a paragraph … Continue reading

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Classroom Activities: Kinetic Typography of Stephen Fry’s Language

Stephen Fry (as featured in the previous post with House‘s Hugh Laurie) has eloquently written on the subject of language, and Matt Rogers has set Fry’s voice in motion through a process called Kinetic Typography. The mesmerizing combination of Fry’s … Continue reading

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Classroom Activities: Space Language

Here’s a langauge-based activity for very young students.  The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is actively searching for aliens in planets that NASA thinks show potential for life.  You can read NPR’s coverage of this search in the link below.  The … Continue reading

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Classroom Activities: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Today (February 21, 2011) is the 11th annual International Mother Language Day.  It’s the day that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) asks us to recognize and honor the strength that linguistic diversity brings us.   This blog has … Continue reading

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Resources: Academic articles on Linguistic Pedagogy

The scholarly journal Language and Linguistics Compass runs a series on Education and Pedagogy in language teaching and linguistics.  Here’s a link to part of that series: Education & Pedagogy : Language and Linguistics Compass. You can navigate to other parts … Continue reading

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