Issues in Second Language Education

TEACHING UPPER LEVELS WITH C.I.

By |2024-01-02T21:14:51-07:00January 2nd, 2024|

Shayna, an AP Spanish teacher and reader of this blog writes: Hi Bryce, I've spent my 10-year career teaching Spanish at a private high school.  I am very intrigued by CI, but as an AP Spanish teacher, I'm concerned that if I abandon some of my traditional teaching methods, [...]

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM?

By |2022-11-23T16:04:19-07:00November 23rd, 2022|

I submitted this to the blog of C.I. author Andrew Snider in September. In case you missed it, here is my response. See Andrew's books on our website here. What is your reaction? What did you wish you had known when started teaching with C.I.? WHAT DID YOU WISH [...]

WHAT TO TEACH BESIDES LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

By |2022-10-22T10:31:38-06:00October 22nd, 2022|

In a Professional Coaching session with a friend and veteran Spanish teacher last week, she mentioned an issue that was troubling her regarding curriculum and instruction at her school: Some colleagues are spending a lot of class time promoting politics that are tangentially related to Spanish-speaking countries and populations [...]

THOSE ARE SOME GOOD QUESTIONS

By |2021-11-07T07:57:07-07:00November 7th, 2021|

I was invited to be a guest lecturer for two sessions in the EDUC-462-001: Methods and Assessment in Teaching Languages class at Colorado State University. It was a mix of graduate and undergraduate students. All were either teaching college language courses or doing student teaching at the secondary level [...]

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