Students engage more in their learning when they can clearly discern its application beyond the classroom. Making plans for the weekend that include a real weather report is more appealing than a worksheet. Negotiating which movie to watch that’s presently in theaters stays with them longer than just describing their favorite film. With a focus on student agency and a dialectical approach to instruction, teachers can use high-leverage teaching practices to design activities that both spark students’ interest and support their emerging language skills.
Noah McLaughlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of French and Director, Foreign Language Resource Collection, Department of Foreign Languages, Kennesaw State University
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