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Foreign Language Pillar
By Carmen Dial, Emily
Ferguson, Rebecca Mills, and Cinda
Newlon
Definition
• the teaching of languages, native and
foreign, in the classroom
Importance
• Activates cognitive problem centers in the
brain
• Higher SAT scores in verbal and math portions
• Can achiev...
Importance
• Improves memory, multitasking, and
understanding of primary language
• Staves off dementia and Alzheimer’s Di...
Utilization
• Immerse the students in the culture
a. introduce the students to interesting slang or
phrases
-split student...
Utilization
b. play popular music
-have the students find music from the country
and present it to the class
-download sev...
Utilization
c. Watch movies or soap operas
-post videos on a Facebook page for the class
and have students watch and comme...
Utilization
d. Introduce them to popular fashions
-have the students dress in traditional or
popular clothing that they di...
Utilization
e. study menus or recipes from the country
-bring in samples of food
-have a class cooking day
References
Abbott, M., Caccavale, T., & Stewart, K. (n.d.). Retrieved from
http://www.actfl.org/advocacy/discover-language...
References
Retrieved from
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet
Retrieved from
http://voices.yahoo.com/tips-adv...
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  1. 1. Foreign Language Pillar By Carmen Dial, Emily Ferguson, Rebecca Mills, and Cinda Newlon
  2. 2. Definition • the teaching of languages, native and foreign, in the classroom
  3. 3. Importance • Activates cognitive problem centers in the brain • Higher SAT scores in verbal and math portions • Can achieve near native pronunciation and intonation • Enhances curiosity about other cultures
  4. 4. Importance • Improves memory, multitasking, and understanding of primary language • Staves off dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease • Never too late to reap benefits-can start as an adult
  5. 5. Utilization • Immerse the students in the culture a. introduce the students to interesting slang or phrases -split students into groups and have them use slang in conversations in a discussion board -have students create a blog using the language they are learning
  6. 6. Utilization b. play popular music -have the students find music from the country and present it to the class -download several songs from iTunes and have group projects where the students research the band, where it is from, and find and interesting fact, then present it to the class -have the students research a popular band and present in a podcast as if they were interviewing the band
  7. 7. Utilization c. Watch movies or soap operas -post videos on a Facebook page for the class and have students watch and comment on them -watch the videos in class and create a discussion board for the class with specific questions -split the class into groups and have each group create a movie or soap opera all in the foreign language
  8. 8. Utilization d. Introduce them to popular fashions -have the students dress in traditional or popular clothing that they discovered online through research -split the class into groups of traditional and current fashion trends, have them research these fashions and present to the class with posters
  9. 9. Utilization e. study menus or recipes from the country -bring in samples of food -have a class cooking day
  10. 10. References Abbott, M., Caccavale, T., & Stewart, K. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.actfl.org/advocacy/discover-languages/for-parents/cognitive Merritt, A., , , & (2013, June 19). Why learn a foreign language? benefits of bilingualism. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationopinion/10126883/Whylearn-a-foreign-language-Benefits-of-bilingualism.html Retrieved from http://www.cal.org/resources/pubs/whyhowwhen_brochure.pdf Retrieved from http://www.wahm.com/articles/how-to-introduce-children
  11. 11. References Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet Retrieved from http://voices.yahoo.com/tips-advice-introducting-second-language

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