A Brief Ethnography on Philippine English
"The Philippines is a nation with a rich culture and heritage that reflects the indigenous diversity of the islands. Its present identity and unique features are not whimsical. They are mainly the result of a combination of events throughout its history....
Adventist Colleges Abroad - A Well-Kept Secret in Adventist Education
Communication skills, including foreign-language and cross-cultural competence, need to be a part
of any serious curriculum, both in K-12 and in higher education. Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) provides one such tool to help young people acquire crosscultural,...
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Discover Languages... Discover the World is a US national campaign to raise public awareness about the importance of learning languages and understanding cultures in the lives of all Americans. It includes information about languages, research on elementary...
Creating Equality in Testing Student with English as a Second Language
Grade 4-Grade 8
Is there a significant difference between “English as a Second Language” (ESL) students’ rankings of their multiple intelligences on a written test in English, and their ranking of the same intelligences on a pictorial test? When considered...
Early is Better: The Case for Foreign Language Study in Adventist Elementary Schools
Research shows that children exposed to two languages as early as birth experience greater "cognitive gains", and demonstrate higher levels of linguistic flexibility, creativity, and cognitive development in understanding language. The author presents...
A wealth of lesson ideas, kids' pages, games, maps, coloring pages of animals (very specific, with facts accompanying each), and more. Many resources are free. With $20 annual membership, access 20,000 more elementary resources in the following sections:
Foreign Language Teaching Forum
Grade 5-Grade 12
Excellent resources for foreign language teachers can be mined from FLTEACH's online searchable archives. The Foreign Language Teaching Forum is an integrated service for FL teachers. Online resources for Chinese, English, German, French, Italian, Japanese,...
Foreign Languages: An Imperative for Adventist Schools
Foreign language study is an imperative for Adventist colleges and universities. Adventist mission and evangelistic tradition provides adequate reason for promoting foreign languages in the curriculum. The renewed challenge is maintaining the balance between...
INFO Editorial: Successful Learning
In this editorial, Wa-Mbaleka, describes how this issue of International Forum
focuses on three factors of successful learning: emotional support, linguistic competence, and academic support.
Articles in this issue include:
Integration of Faith and Learning in the ESOL Classroom
“In Christian higher education, the integration of faith and learning is of paramount importance, as professors and students approach teaching and learning within a Christian worldview. The classroom where English is learned as a second language (L2)...
Language and Faith - Teaching Languages in Faith-Based Colleges and Universities
Andreasen discusses key issues relating to language and faith. Christians should care more about the people than their language. Common reasons given for learning languages are evaluated, including to succeed in business, to influence or control others, to...
Lexicool: Multilingual & Bilingual Dictionaries
Lexicool.com is one of the most comprehensive directories of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries on the Internet. The site has a fully searchable database, with over a thousand titles referenced. Free downloads, translation and interpreting courses, software...
Mental Translation in the Learning Process of Second Language Acquisition?
Julia Falla shares her observations about teaching students from different language backgrounds. She suggests that teachers should take into consideration the importance of the mother tongue, and teach English not as a mother tongue, but as a second language.
NAD Standards for High School Modern Language Courses
Grade 9-Grade 12
Download course standards for high school foreign language learning courses in North American Adventist high schools.
PBS Teacher Resource Page
Utilize these free resources from the Public Broadcasting Service. Resources include video and audio clips, documents, lesson plans, and more. You can find resources for Pre-K through grade 12 for all subject area.
Research in Support of Elementary School Foreign Language Learning
The bibliography on this page, compiled by Carol Ann Pesola and Helena Curtain, includes research that shows the benefits of early language learning. This includes research on foreign language in the elementary school (FLES) programs and research on immersion...
Second Language Acquisition - A General Overview
“This paper synthesizes important topics pertaining to [second language acquisition] to help [Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages] experts with some fundamental understanding.”
This app allows students to work in teams of 3 to 9. The can practice vocabulary, sat words, spelling words, second language terms, ideas or anything else that can be summarized into a short phrase. Students use combinations of words and illustrations to try...
Teaching ESOL Listening and Speaking
This article covers “techniques designed to help adult learners gain proficiency in listening comprehension, retention, pronunciation, and fluency.”
Teaching Proficiency though Reading and Storytelling
This website provides materials on how to teach any foreign language for mastery. This method teaches students a few words a day but with repetition and storytelling students quickly reach fluency.