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Our generous friends over at Calico Spanish have put together a free resource for you! Sign up today to receive Web Tools for 21st Century World Language Classrooms. This free e-book is an organized, user-friendly collaboration based on past Twitter #Langchats related to using web tools to enhance and develop all sorts of language acquisition activities and assessments.Get Your Free Ebook

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Dear novice-learner teacher - love, an AP teacher

foto Alex FuentesTwice for #langchat we've polled the following question:What activities prepare students for AP from the very beginning? I confess, I probably wrote this question, maybe with some help from something similar being suggested as a topic. Certainly I've voted for it twice. But for whatever reason--perhaps teachers of lower levels don't think much about AP or the question was

Learning from #langchat

foto por how will i everIf there's one big principle I've learned over the past 10 years, 8 teaching and 2 in grad school, it's that good teaching isn't magic. Sometimes it looks like magic, but it's not. Sure, some people just don't have the personality or gift of explanation to be a teacher. But some very gifted people have made very bad teachers throughout the history of education (I had

For tonight's #langchat: A game for description

Tonight's #Langchat topic is using games to support instruction. I have no idea how to describe a game in 140 characters so I thought I'd post it here.This is a game good for low levels. It works great to reinforce describing people. It's useful for students to have the verbs 'have' 'wear' and 'is.' The game is called "¿Quién tiene la moneda?" (In Spanish, "who has the coin?")One student

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Topic for #LangChat 1/27

You can vote here for the topic for this week's #LangChat on Twitter, Thursday 1/27 at 8 pm EST.Also, feel free to suggest topics through this suggestion form.

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Topic for the first #LangChat 1/20

The topic is chosen and we're on tonight on Twitter at 8pm EST/7CST!What are the differences between communicative competence and accuracy, and what weight or importance do each of these carry in the world language classroom?Choose your medium (Twitter.com, Twitterfall, Tweetdeck-my favorite) and we'll "see" you there!

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New: A language teachers' weekly chat on Twitter - choose our first topic!

A group of language teachers on Twitter has gotten together to start a weekly chat on issues related to world language teaching. We're going to do this on Thursday evenings at 9 Eastern/8 Central. The hashtag is #langchat. So add a #langchat column to your Tweetdeck, or add it to Twitterfall or Twubs, however you'd like to keep track of it, and come eavesdrop or join in the conversation. Vote

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