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    NAD Modern Languages Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    The NAD curriculum guide for teaching French, German or Spanish to Grades 9-12 includes a philosophy statement, rationale, essential learning objectives for each major subtopic, and teacher resource listing of national and international support organizations,...

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    NAD Standards for High School Foreign Languages Courses Grade 9-Grade 12
    Download course standards for high school foreign language learning courses in North American Adventist high schools.

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    Adventist Colleges Abroad - ACA Tertiary
    Studying with Adventist Colleges Abroad is an international adventure, affording new growth options, in new dimensions, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically. Full-year and summer programs offered at Adventist colleges in Europe currently include...

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    Brain Breaks in the Target Language - Re-energize without Using English! Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session showed attendees "how to use [brain breaks] to boost use of the target language, motivate students and build community." See the presentation for information and sample brain breaks for use in your classroom,...

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    Building Community and Proficiency in the Language Classroom through Co-created Stories Kindergarten-Grade 12
    With this presentation from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "learn three low-prep techniques that spark student creativity while building second language proficiency. Use 'card talk' on Day 1 at any level, to get to know each other through the...

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    Christian Values for Future Foreign Language Teachers in the Applied Linguistics Course Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author "describes and presents some examples of how Christian values may be communicated in an applied linguistics course designed principally for the training of future foreign language teachers." This paper was presented at the 31st...

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    Cultural and Linguistic Impact on ESL Assessment Grade 1-Lifelong
    Salazar prompts thinking about three important components in the process of learning to speak English, or any second language: background knowledge, and the cultural and linguistic context of each English language learner. Standards and assessments for ELL...

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    Early is Better: The Case for Foreign Language Study in Adventist Elementary Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    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...

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    Embracing Language Minority Students Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Instead of retaining students for one or two years until their language skills are proficient, or tossing them into the classroom in a 'sink or swim' situation, Norka Blackman-Richards presents a strong case for structured inclusion of non-native speakers...

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    European Consortium of Seventh-day Adventist Language Schools Grade 11-Lifelong
    Find information about Adventist language schools in Europe to learn German in Austria, English in England, French in France, German in Germany, Italian in Italy, and Spanish in Spain. These programs are affiliated through Adventist...

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    Explorando a Mi Pueblo III - Spanish Vocabulary Unit Grade 3-Grade 8
    "Bienvenidos a mi casa is a thematic unit based on the home. This unit has an interactive approach and it is still intended to be used by any teacher who wishes to acquaint his/her students with the Spanish language in a fun and interactive manner. Previous...

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    Explorer Ma Ville - A Fun Way to Explore and Learn French Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "In this unit, we will explore our city. We will take a trip to church, sing some songs, and discover some of the items that we see every week. Then, we will take a trip to school and, as great students, we will learn our alphabet and identify the objects...

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    Explorer Ma Ville III - A Fun Way to Explore and Learn French Grade 3-Grade 8
    "Salut! Comment allez-vous? Bien? Super! Welcome to 'Explorer ma ville III.' This unit takes students on a trip to explore their immediate environment in French. Meet the members of the family and the home they live in."

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    Foreign Languages - NAD Secondary Textbook List Grade 9-Grade 12
    The current NAD secondary textbook list for teaching Spanish and French. Notable features are listed for each selection, as well as concerns when applicable.

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    Foreign Languages: An Imperative for Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    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...

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    How Much Spanish Do My Students Really Know? Grade 7-Tertiary
    In addition to the introduction sheet, materials from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session are: Activity...

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    Implementing Language Acquisition Classrooms Grade 1-Lifelong
    This article examines research on second-language learning and how it has influenced understanding of what language is and how a learner acquires a second language.

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    Integration of Faith and Learning in the ESOL Classroom Tertiary-Lifelong
    “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)...

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    Making Spanish Class Come Alive! Preschool-Grade 12
    Participants at this 2018 NAD convention saw "how activities can work in their classrooms and [learned] how to integrate new apps such as Duolingo and Kahoots to strengthen student learning and empower them to continue their learning outside of class."...

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    Second Language Acquisition - A General Overview Grade 6-Lifelong
    “This paper synthesizes important topics pertaining to [second language acquisition] to help [Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages] experts with some fundamental understanding.”

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    Teaching and Assessing Language Skills Online Tertiary
    "This article explores strategies that can be used to effectively teach and assess the language skills of students in online language classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels."

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    Teaching English as a Second Language: A Challenge and a Privilege Tertiary-Lifelong
    Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to college level students goes beyond the academic training and expertise. This article shares that effective ESL teachers have learned to motivate and inspire, encourage frustrated students, minister to students...

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    Teaching ESOL Listening and Speaking Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article covers “techniques designed to help adult learners gain proficiency in listening comprehension, retention, pronunciation, and fluency.”

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    The Affective Dimension in Adult Foreign Language Learning - A Christian Teacher's Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Hole's purpose in writing this paper was a personal one but she trusts that it can be of some help to other language teachers taking the same journey. She wanted to find a biblical framework within which to articulate her thinking and practice regarding ways...

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    The Digital Medium as a Space for Reading in a Foreign Language - Advantages and Challenges Tertiary
    Reading is one of the language activities that has received much attention in online language research and teaching, given the potential of digital that this medium offers. This paper presents, at first, some reflections on the electronic medium as a space...

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    The Ideal School Preschool-Lifelong
    The IDEAL School is an Adventist-owned boarding school for international students and families who want to improve their English skills in a safe, family environment near Portland, Oregon.

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    Using the Bible to Teach a Foreign Language Grade 11-Tertiary
    Including the teaching of Spanish as a second language, "the integration of faith and values with teaching and learning is a deliberate and systematic process of approaching the entire educational enterprise—both curricular and co-curricular—from...