This workshop is designed to help teachers step back, see the big picture, and develop highly effective language programs. In the process, we will consider a variety of interrelated and mutually reinforcing principles based on insights from research on brain plasticity, self-efficacy, identity, and strategic self-regulation. Participants will learn to build articulated learning sequences appropriate to their students’ needs and maturity in a manner that is true to the best in national and state world language learning standards. Discussions informed by these fundamentals will be a springboard for addressing vital subjects seldom addressed in other professional skill-development workshops.
This webinar provides an overview of the construct of self-efficacy or an individual’s beliefs in his/her ability to perform a designated task or complete an activity, which is a strong predictor of future performance.
The National Middle East Language Resource Center (NMELRC) in cooperation with Qatar Foundation International and Brigham Young University Independent Study is offering an award-winning hybrid online course for high school students. The high school implementation of Arabic without Walls, winner of the 2010 Distance Education Course Award and the 2012 K-12 Distance Learning Course Award, covers the basics of both spoken and written Arabic and enables students to acquire real-world communication skills. This process is facilitated by their working with an online tutor and a cohort of students who form an online learning community.
Thousands of American students want to acquire professional-level fluency in the languages of the Middle East, but relatively few actually succeed. Research we have conducted over the past eight years suggests that far more students could succeed. Middle East Language Learning in U.S.