Enhancing Language Learning Abroad

Language learning abroad
Studying abroad is clearly beneficial for students in many ways, but for many study abroad goers, the primary reason for studying abroad is to learn a foreign language. The study abroad environment offers many opportunities for students to enhance their foreign language proficiency that are simply not available at home. The following is a list of ways students can maximize the study abroad environment in order to get the most linguistic experience out of their time abroad: Keep a word/p...
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Planning Faculty-Led Study Abroad

The most recent Open Doors report indicates that during the 2013-2014 academic year, 62% of U.S. students who studied abroad participated in short-term study abroad programs (i.e., study abroad programs lasting for a summer term or up to eight weeks). As you might guess, many of these short-term study abroad programs are led by faculty. Although researchers have only begun to explore the organization of short-term study abroad programs and the influence of variations in this organization on ...
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5 Study Abroad Goals for 2015

With 2014 behind us, now is the time to be firm in the goals of your study abroad programming for 2015. Whether you have already begun this process, finalized it, and/or are in the midst of international travel at this very moment, here are 5 considerations and examples of explicit goals that will help you to prepare for 2015: 1. Your Mission What do you want your students to get out of your study abroad program? Have you been explicit in determining exactly what your group travel should ...
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Top 5 Technologies for Teachers

Technology and education are becoming virtually synonymous. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 97 percent of teachers had one or more computers located in the classroom, and  Internet access was available for 93 percent of classrooms in America. The ratio of students to computers in the classroom is 5.3 to 1. Applications, smartphones, SMARTboards,  new hardware and more advanced software has driven advancement of our lesson plans, maximized our reach as a teacher, and a...
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