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Students as Linguists and Diplomats: Eight Principles for Creative World Language Teaching

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Students as Linguists and Diplomats: Eight Principles for Creative World Language Teaching

Time: February 28, 2013 from 8pm to 9pm
Location: online
Website or Map: http://asiasociety.org/webina…
Event Type: webinar, free, online
Organized By: Asia Society | Partnership for Global Learning
Latest Activity: Dec 7, 2012

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Part of a free webinar series - Global Learning for Educators

Language teaching is fundamentally about much more than learning how to introduce oneself, chat about the weather, or ask what time it is. At its core, effective language teaching provides students with the necessary tools to recognize and apply patterns in language and culture, and creates a learning environment in which students are asked constantly to make meaning for themselves. The best language programs are more than mere classes within the walls of a school—they are jumping-off points for explorations in and beyond the target language that offer students the opportunity to interact and communicate across linguistic and cultural borders, and to develop a range of cognitive and academic skills that can be applied across subject areas. As such, they are the basis for all the learning that happens in schools that offer a global education.
 Through this lively session, understand the fundamental principles for creating language programs that embody this commitment to empowered, interactive, and inspired student learning.

Presenter: Chris Livaccari, Director, Education and Chinese Language Initiatives, Asia Society

Date: February 28, 2013

Time: 8:00-9:00 PM EST 


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