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  • Adventist Resource
    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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    An Action Plan for Teaching Young English Language Learners Kindergarten-Grade 4
    Lambert provides practical tips on helping a young child learn English in a early elementary multigrade classroom. Section headings include: preparing for the ELL's arrival, assigning a peer mentor, resources, categorizing ESL strategies, introducing the ELL...

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    Apprenons le Francais Grade 1-Grade 3
    "This unit is an introductory unit to learning the French language. It is a unit that can be used by non-French speakers because it is very simple. In addition, a pronunciation guide is included for students and teachers to understand how to pronounce...

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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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    Creating Successful Strategies for ESL Instruction Grade 9-Lifelong
    This article offers "ideas to aid teachers of English as a Second Language in crafting the strategies that will ensure success in a variety of situations. Its recommendations are based on personal experiences and the observations of many individuals in...

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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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    Elementary Spanish Language Program Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Looking for a Spanish Language Program that reflects a biblical perspective? Suitable to large and small schools and multi-grade classrooms alike. Download a sample including the program rationale, standards, unit outlines by grade level (Kinder, 1/2, 3/4,...

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    English Language Learners in the Classroom - A Call for Accountability, A Promise of Classroom Enrichment Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Explore why and how Adventist schools can help students with limited English proficiency (LEP) succeed. This article considers multicultural dynamics in the classroom, tips online for English language learners (ELL), program models, and reasons to help every...

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    ESL Writers in the Mainstream College Classroom - Cultivating a Culture of Success Tertiary
    Read this article for “insight on how college educators can better understand ESL students in their classrooms, particularly from three different perspectives: ESL students’ backgrounds, the texts they produce, and the errors they make.”

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    Espanol al Explorarlo - An Exploratory Study of the Spanish Language Grade 1-Grade 3
    "Español al Explorarlo has been created for any teacher who wishes to acquaint his/her students with the Spanish language in a fun and interactive manner. This unit has been done with an interdisciplinary approach in mind. Previous language experience...

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    Espanol al Explorarlo II - An Exploratory Unit of Study of the Spanish Language Grade 1-Grade 3
    "This unit was created as an addition to the first unit previously produced. It has been created for any teacher who wishes to acquaint his/her students with the Spanish language in a fun and interactive manner. This unit has been done with an interdisciplinary...

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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 - Spanish Vocabulary Unit Grade 1-Grade 8
    "This unit has an interactive approach to teaching Spanish. It is made up of mini units about places around town such as the school, the church, the supermarket and the zoo. In each mini unit you will find lots of vocabulary as well as songs and teaching...

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    Explorando a Mi Pueblo II - Spanish Vocabulary Unit Grade 3-Grade 8
    "Explorando a Mi Pueblo has an interactive approach to teaching Spanish. The major theme is exploring places around town. The unit has been subdivided into mini units about school, church, the supermarket and the zoo... The activities are geared for proficiency...

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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 II - A Fun Way to Explore and Learn French Grade 3-Grade 8
    In this French language learning unit, "we will continue to explore our city. Our journey we will include a stop at church, going to school, visiting the zoo and making a stop at the supermarket."

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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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    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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    Including Second-language Learners in the Writing Classroom Grade 7-Tertiary
    "Migration is a global trend, with more diverse sending and receiving countries than in the past. Teachers in more and more countries now face the daunting challenge of working with learners struggling to write across a language barrier."

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    INFO Editorial: Successful Learning Tertiary-Lifelong
    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: A...

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    Integrating Faith and Learning in Teaching ESL - Possibilities in Grammar Classes Grade 9-Lifelong
    The author illustrates how integration of faith and learning is possible in an English as a Second Language (ESL) Grammar class and proposes that first language acquisition and universal grammar testify to the existence of a Creator God. This paper was...

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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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    La Familia Hispana - An Exploratory Unit of Study Grade 7-Grade 10
    "This unit has been created as a means of bridging the cultural gaps between your student and that of the target language, which in this unit is Spanish. It was produced for the use of any teacher that would like to integrate technology in the classroom and the curriculum while exposing his/her students to practical lessons and culture."

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    Learning and Teaching Strategies for Foreign Language Grade 1-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shares strategies and methods for second language teaching.

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    Learning to Teach Adults - Principles of Adult Education in the Writings of Ellen White Tertiary
    "This paper examines the writings of Ellen White for the presence and application of several key adult education principles as identified by Malcolm Knowles. The practical application of these principles is then examined in the teaching of college English...

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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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    Steps to Jesus Workbook Grade 9-Lifelong
    This workbook is for use in an academy religion class for students from non-Christian countries who are studying in the US. This version of Steps to Christ retains the power of the original text while using simpler sentences and vocabulary. This book is best...

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    Teaching Adult Learners of ESL Tertiary-Lifelong
    The authors, experienced ESL faculty, share why adults want to learn English, what adult learners are like, which methods and instructional strategies to consider.

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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 English as a Second Language: Dilemmas and Solutions Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adventist education is ill-prepared to meet the challenge of multilingualism. In 1980, more than 10% of Americans (23 million persons) speak a language other than English at home. Teachers in mainstream classrooms can help students with limited English proficiency....

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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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    Teaching French as a Second Language Using Pathways to French Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation includes a program which has been created to help teachers who teach French as a second language in a multi-grade class, but are not bilingual themselves. The goal is to help teachers foster in their students...

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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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    The Implementation of Language Acquisition Classes Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article analyzes some important aspects, based on research, that provide guidance on how this process of second language acquisition is carried out.

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    The Socio-Pragmatic Role of Songs in the L2 Classroom Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "In recent years, the field of second language acquisition has highlighted the teaching of culture, emphasizing that culture and language influence each other. In this relationship, songs are one expression of culture. As such, they are worthy to be included...

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    Travelers All: Teaching English in a Multicultural World Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Gilian Gorle discusses the challenges that face English teachers in modern society. One major issue is the variety found within the English language and speakers of English. Writing assignments that allow students to showcase their various cultures is one...

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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...