Fluency development in Foreign Languages
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How to be fluent in a foreign language, a resource for teachers and students alike
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Stop Telling Your Students To "Pay attention!"

Stop Telling Your Students To "Pay attention!" | Fluency development in Foreign Languages | Scoop.it

First, stop expecting kids to pay attention. They don’t owe you anything. They’re only in school because it’s the law and their friends are there. There are two solution types. The first is a workaround. Here are some examples of short-term solutions for attention-building…


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What is Reading Fluency? | Walton's Educational Newsletter

What is Reading Fluency? | Walton's Educational Newsletter | Fluency development in Foreign Languages | Scoop.it
Fluency Instruction. Teaching Recommendation from National Reading Panel Report. Potential Uses of Technology to Support the Teaching Recommendation. Model fluent reading and then have students read the same text ...

 

Interesting comparison between the "official" mandate for developing reading fluency and the CALL related solutions.

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Peter Parise's comment, June 6, 2012 10:39 PM
I also think the interface on this blog is amazing! How does he do it?
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How Knowing a Foreign Language Can Improve Your Decisions: Scientific American

How Knowing a Foreign Language Can Improve Your Decisions: Scientific American | Fluency development in Foreign Languages | Scoop.it

Thinking in another language changes how people weigh their options...

 

After reading this it seems that:

 

You will think more logically in your foreign language rather than in your native one. The idea is that your native tounge will have more emotional resonance rather than your foreign one, which may influnce your decisions and act illogically.

 

One side that was not considered is the poficiency of the speakers L2. While my Japanese is ok, I wouldn't be confident to make life-or -death decisions based on this. Maybe that is a logical decision.

 

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The Top 100 Language Learning Blogs Competition | Foreign ...

Interesting post here, there is a top 100  Language Learning Blog Competition, and this is one of the nominees.

 

Foreign Language Education in the 21st Century has been nominated in in this year's Lexophile/bab.la Top 100 Language Lovers 2012 competition again. Thank you, whovever is 'responsible' :-) for this. Please click on this ...

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