Posts about: Language Learning

Hospitality in Foreign Language Education

Language skills can fade with time, but if we can help students cultivate a welcoming heart of love for the stranger, it will have a lifelong impact.

The Gifts of Language Learners

As Christian teachers, we’ve thought carefully about how biblical worldview shapes our interactions with our students and colleagues. But we may not have thought about how our Christian faith speaks specifically to language teaching and learning.

Research-Supported, Explicit Vocabulary Instructional Strategies

Words are a gift from God. Words allow us to communicate with…

Thinking in an "On-Demand" World

Our world is increasingly fast-paced. Everything around us, from…

Back to Basics for ELLs

All students benefit from techniques teachers implement to support English language learners (ELL), and vice versa, many of the techniques good teachers use naturally can particularly help ELLs. Here are three specific techniques teachers implement to make content accessible to English language learners.

Developing Intellectual Virtues

Here are tools that teachers can use to help students develop intellectual virtues.

OnPractice: Being the Light in National Schools

How do we go about sharing our faith when we can’t do so overtly?

Teaching Content to Language Learners: Creating Order in (what feels like) Chaos

Teaching content to a classroom with diverse language proficiencies…

Using Classroom Conversations to Build Language Fluency

When working with ESL students in the classroom, getting them…

Maximizing Learning through Instructional Videos

Videos and video clips can serve as excellent instructional and…