Author Archives: Rob Glass

  • The Future of Language Learning Part 6: Languages in Defense Interests

    Posted on October 15, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    The past articles in The Future of Language Learning have largely been concerned with secondary, and some elementary, education. Without a doubt this is the largest segment of the country’s language learners.  It is important to remember that while there is a segment of the population who want to learn a language for the sake […]

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  • The Future of Language Learning Part 5: Study Abroad

    Posted on September 24, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    The highlight of any language learner, or a student of any discipline, should be the opportunity to study abroad. Whether it be service learning work in Latin America, or an in-depth review of French in the Loire Valley, students see the world while honing skills in their discipline and learning to be effective communicators in […]

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  • Teacher’s Corner September 2018: Keep It Simple, Señor!

    Posted on September 17, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    As we have begun the school year across the nation, language teachers are hearing about new and sometimes daunting initiatives from their school districts. For sure, the most consistent push around the country has been giving students authentic resources and opportunity to practice the language in lieu of a traditional vocabulary and grammar focus. As […]

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  • Philogelos Joke 196

    Posted on September 3, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Here’s joke 196. A young student asks an apprentice teacher, ‘How are you supposed to say it: “two of them or double”?’ So the teacher sticks up his hand and shows two fingers.

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  • Interview with Eric Kelso, Voice Actor and Creator of The English Game

    Posted on August 28, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Although classroom teachers are vital to language learning, an authentic educational experience does not have to begin in the classroom. On a recent trip to Tokyo I had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Eric Kelso, a voice actor with an extensive history teaching English and being a key player in English education […]

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  • Introducing the Teacher’s Corner!

    Posted on August 23, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

         Many of us, either teachers or parents of students, know that school is either just around the corner or has already started!      If you did not know, I myself am a Spanish teacher in Maryland. I started in 2012, and there have been quite a few revolutionary changes in language learning […]

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  • Interview with Rachel La Russo, PhD candidate at UMass

    Posted on July 9, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Each year, more and more young Americans are traveling abroad to teach English. Some are looking for a “gap year” experience after college that will also serve as a resume builder, others do it for mission or volunteer experience, and others use it as an opportunity to learn a second or third language while giving […]

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  • Interview with Tío Antonio, Owner of “Café de las Sonrisas”

    Posted on June 20, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Would you be able to communicate with those who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing? Even if you know American Sign Language (ASL), mos countries have their own particular sign languages. “Tío” Antonio Prieto Buñuel, a native of Spain currently residing in Nicaragua, a country with little special education and even less opportunities for people with disabilities, […]

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  • The Future of Language Learning Part 4: Changing Communities, Growing Opportunities

    Posted on June 3, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    In our first article of this series, we saw the changes that can be made at the federal level; these sweeping, overarching laws and spending bills can have a massive impact on how languages are taught and what money and funding is available to make these changes happen. However, as many of us know, governmental […]

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  • Noah Webster: Creating an American Dictionary for an American English

    Posted on May 20, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Have you ever learned to read and write from a reader in elementary school? Have you ever published a book under copyright or wondered how we established intellectual property? Have you ever saw the word “color” and wondered why Americans omit the “u?” Whether or not you know, the man whose dictionary was probably a […]

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