Task Based Language Teaching

Task Based Language Teaching Foreign language teaching has gone through a number of methodologies and approaches; each purporting to be better than the other. The grammar translation method or rote learning maintains supremacy as the means of teaching. This approach focuses on the repetition of grammatical forms, imitating the speaker, and involves translating sentences from the […]

The true failure of foreign language instruction

The true failure of foreign language instruction Far fewer Americans speak a second language than in most other developed countries – and the problem starts in the classroom. Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com Catherine Snow, Harvard University A recent report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences calls for more attention to language teaching in the U.S. The report […]

Benefits of Being Bilingual / Ventajas de ser bilingüe

  Benefits of Being Bilingual / Ventajas de ser bilingüe Contributor: Austin Independent School District.  Learn more about Dual Language Programs and Benefits of Bilingualism this weekend at the AISD Back to School Bash. La copia en español sigue abajo: Aprenden más de los programas de lenguajes duales y los beneficios del bilingüismo este fin […]

How can we support kids in learning more than one language?

Those who know more than one language have a competitive edge. The LEAF Project, CC BY-SA Ester J de Jong, University of Florida There is little doubt that knowing more than one language carries tremendous advantages. Young bilinguals are known to be flexible thinkers and better problem solvers. They have a competitive edge in the […]