CLASSRoad is pleased to welcome Nicole Naditz, 2015 ACTFL National Teacher of the Year, as the new lead instructor for our popular STARTALK 2018 summer teacher course! Nicole will be joined by special guest instructor, Dr. Jennifer Eddy. STARTALK: Planning for Engaged Language Learning, will provide …


CLASSRoad is pleased to offer another of our popular summer online STARTALK courses, STARTALK Principles for Meaningful Online Learning. We welcome experienced Arabic, Chinese and Persian language teachers who are ready to engage together in an exciting collaborative online learning experience to ap …


We found this article from teacher Ben Johnson, writing for Edutopia, on the use of figurative languages in adages to be an engaging and exciting approach in all classes for building deeper thinking and cultural awareness. This is a great warm up activity! From Spanish teacher Ben Johnson and Edutop …


We’ll be presenting at NHLRC’s 10th International Conference on Language Teacher Education, UCLA Covel Commons, February 2-4, 2017. The conference, Language Teacher Education for a World on the Move: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Student Populations, will focus on 21st century migration and globaliza …


A new report from American Academy of Arts and Sciences makes a data-based case for building U.S. capacity for foreign languages. Language education is dwindling at every level, from K-12 to postsecondary, and a diminishing share of U.S. residents speak languages other than English, according to a n …


There are two versions of the writer Lauren Collins. There is the English-speaking Lauren, who, presumably, is the Lauren primarily responsible for writing her (wonderful) new memoir, When in French. And then there is the French-speaking Lauren, the one tasked with navigating a marriage and a life i …


On July 30, 2015, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the formation of the Commission on Language Learning, a national effort to examine the current state of U.S. language education, to project what the nation’s education needs will be in the future, and to offer recommendations for …