NCLRC Research Reports
Teaching World Languages: A Practical Guide provides insight into the teaching of all world
languages and is based on current best practices. Organized by topic, each chapter is a stand-alone
unit that treats both principles and practices of teaching world languages, and includes examples of
activities, resources, and rubrics. The Principles section addresses essential concepts in language
teaching while the Practices section places emphasis on the authenticity of the resources, experiences,
and activities in which learners are engaged.
Teaching World Languages: A Practical Guide is provided in three versions, English, Chinese
(in both Traditional and Simplified Editions) and Arabic.
- Children's Learning Strategies in the Language Immersion Classroom (1996)
This paper reports on a study conducted by the NCLRC to identify strategies that more-and less-effective learners use for classroom reading and writing tasks in the target language.
- High School Students' Perceptions of Language Learning Strategies Use and Self-Efficacy (1996)
This study investigates the relationship between language learning strategies use and self-efficacy of high school students. Students included in the study were studying Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Results of the study revealed that students who reported greater strategies use were more confident learners.
- Elementary Immersion Students' Perceptions of Language Learning Strategies Use and Self-Efficacy
This paper reports on the relationship of language learning strategies use and self-efficacy of French, Japanese, and Spanish elementary immersion students. Results revealed that younger students (grade 4-6) who reported greater strategies use also perceived themselves as more confident learners.
- Elementary Immersion Teachers' Perceptions of Learning Strategies Instruction
This paper reports on elementary immersion teachers' opinions regarding strategies instruction.
- Conducting Action Research in the Foreign Language Classroom
Handouts from AATSP Conference - Denver, CO - July 20, 2015
Authentic Classrooms: Leading Students Toward Proficiency.
In authentic classrooms languages and cultures meet in a swirl of activity surrounding learners with sounds
and meanings of the language. Materials of and from the culture are key to helping students become proficient
in using their new language. Using the free educational resource Teaching World Languages: A Practical Guide,
this session examines principles supporting effective teaching practices and demonstrates how these practices
can be applied to the 5 Cs and the Can-Do-Statements of language learning.
Presented by Anna Uhl Chamot, Ph.D. and Sheila W. Cockey, MALS, M.Ed.