LCPS World Languages and Cultures

LCPS World Languages and Cultures Loudoun County Public Schools, Department of Instruction

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Culture computes in Washington's Kent School District

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Every day, students whose families speak among 138 different languages learn together in the classrooms at Kent School District in Washington. To address the linguistic and economic challenges for the
What the bilingual brain tells us about language learning - OUPblog

By Arturo E. Hernandez One of the most common questions people ask revolves around when and how to learn a second language. One common view is that earlier is better. There is good evidence for this view. A number of studies have found that the earlier a person learns a second language, the better t...
Ditching the verb chart

A great blog post from French teacher @CecileLaine on changing your teaching strategies from verb charts and grammar based teaching to comprehensible input which will lead to performance based asse...

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China: Gadget Users ‘Forgetting How to Write’Posted by Andrew Churches on November 1, 2013 via BBC News Some people in China use electronics so much, they’re forgetting how to write, it appears. State news agency Xinhua quotes “internet addict” Zhang Lei as saying she’s grown so used to electronic...

What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC]
What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog

What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] via @voxy

Learning a new language can be difficult, but some languages can be trickier than others. For native English speakers, the difficulty level of a new language depends on a variety of factors. So which are the most difficult to learn? And which languages would you be able to master in under a year? Vi...

Proficiency 101 @ TELL Project
Proficiency 101 @ TELL Project

Proficiency 101 @ TELL Project

Proficiency? You mean I shouldn’t be basing everything on achievement? But, my students can already conjugate all their verbs and recite mindless lists of vocabulary out of context like language learning zombie-bots! Is this not sufficient to function in a target language environment? I think maybe…


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Here is the first post from Cheri and Sandra. Please take a few minutes to answer the question below. Thanks! Ch 1 highlights the importance of differentiation in the classroom and the positive effects it has on test scores. The chapter discusses in detail about effective ways to differentiate, such as giving students choice in what they learn, making connections to students' previous experiences, helping students become more aware of how they learn, and addressing the multiple learning modes. Our question is: How do you differentiate instruction in your classroom?
The Virginia DOE has provided great resources for PD on various topics. This work is EXCELLENT in many areas!!!!!!!! VDOE :: Differentiated Technical Assistance / Training