• Philogelos Joke 185

    Posted on March 21, 2019 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    An obstinate one-eyed doctor asks a patient how he’s doing. “I’m as you see me,” the patient says. “Oh,” replies the doctor. “In that case, I’m sorry to say that one half of you has died.”

    Comments Off on Philogelos Joke 185
    Continue Reading...
  • Interview with Simone Bregni, Professor at Saint Louis University

    Posted on March 19, 2019 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Dr. Simone Bregni, of Saint Louis University, was recently featured in an article for the online magazine Medium for his innovative use of video games in the language classroom. We were fortunate enough to have our own interview with him to take a deeper dive into the use of video games for language learners. Hopefully […]

    Comments Off on Interview with Simone Bregni, Professor at Saint Louis University
    Continue Reading...
  • JNCL-NCLIS Advocacy Day 2019

    Posted on February 27, 2019 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Last week, I had the great fortune to attend the JNCL-NCLIS Language Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. There were over 160 representatives from 42 states around the nation, all coming together under the theme of “Speak Up for Languages.” The Language Advocacy Day is an opportunity for these educators, business owners, administrators, and government employees […]

    Comments Off on JNCL-NCLIS Advocacy Day 2019
    Continue Reading...
  • Interview with Scott McGinnis, Coordinator for the Interagency Language Roundtable, USG and Academic Advisor & Professor, Defense Language Institute

    Posted on February 12, 2019 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    As we have seen over the past year, language is currently and will continue to play a crucial role in the government, in particular for defense interests (see our article with commentary from Glenn Nordin here). To further explore this topic that is not usually considered when looking at language education, we talked to Scott […]

    Comments Off on Interview with Scott McGinnis, Coordinator for the Interagency Language Roundtable, USG and Academic Advisor & Professor, Defense Language Institute
    Continue Reading...
  • Philogelos Joke 193

    Posted on February 7, 2019 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Here’s joke 193. A man goes to his obstinate friend’s house looking for him. “I’m not in!” comes the shout from inside. Laughing, the friend says, “Liar! I recognize your voice!” “You bastard!” replies the obstinate guy. “If my slave had called out, you would have believed him — how come you trust him more […]

    Comments Off on Philogelos Joke 193
    Continue Reading...
  • Teacher’s Corner January 2019: Carmen Sandiego

    Posted on January 25, 2019 by Rob Glass in Uncategorized.

    Many of us teachers, especially those who were in school ourselves in the 80s and 90s, fondly remember the first time we got a computer lab or, even better, a classroom computer. Even more fondly we remember the games that our teachers would let us play. Games during school hours at that time was an […]

    Comments Off on Teacher’s Corner January 2019: Carmen Sandiego
    Continue Reading...
  • A Brief History of Language Learning Technology: Pre-Computers

    Posted on January 22, 2019 by Rob Glass in Blog, Uncategorized.

    Many people around the world are utilizing technology to learn languages. Whether it be on their phone through Duolingo, in the car with a favorite podcast, or online through Transparent Language, this unprecedented access to technology has allowed a new generation of language learners to expand their communication skills and pursue personal enrichment. But have […]

    Comments Off on A Brief History of Language Learning Technology: Pre-Computers
    Continue Reading...
  • Interview with Dr. Jeff Samuels, owner of World Languages 360

    Posted on January 21, 2019 by Rob Glass in Uncategorized.

    Here at NML, our articles and interviews have had many focuses, including language in the defense interest, language education, and language policy. But we do not always see how private businesses and entrepreneurs are using languages as stepping stones or for jobs. Dr. Jeff Samuels, a friend of the Museum, and a member of the […]

    Comments Off on Interview with Dr. Jeff Samuels, owner of World Languages 360
    Continue Reading...
  • Teacher’s Corner December 2018: Games for the First Day Back from Break

    Posted on December 31, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    As teachers prepare to return to their classrooms in the beginning of 2019, plenty is going through their heads. Whether it be work that was left behind before the break, new seating arrangements, or back to IEP and 504 meetings, everyone will have something on their mind.   One particularly unique challenge for language teachers […]

    Comments Off on Teacher’s Corner December 2018: Games for the First Day Back from Break
    Continue Reading...
  • Teacher’s Corner November 2018

    Posted on November 26, 2018 by Rob Glass in Blog.

    Every classroom has plenty of speaking, reading, and writing, but listening seems to always be a challenge. Especially when you don’t have a curriculum or textbook that has targeted listening activities, it can feel overwhelming to find authentic listening resources that are both easy enough for students to complete while also providing a targeted enough […]

    Comments Off on Teacher’s Corner November 2018
    Continue Reading...