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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Future of Language Learning Part 6: Languages in Defense Interests
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Future of Language Learning Part 5: Study Abroad
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Teacher’s Corner September 2018: Keep It Simple, Señor!
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.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Philogelos Joke 196
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Interview with Eric Kelso, Voice Actor and Creator of The English Game
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Introducing the Teacher’s Corner!
The Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Language is saddened to hear of the passing of one of our most active and influential founders, Joseph E. Page, on Monday, July 9, 2018. See a newsletter article below describing Joe’s service to the Museum as one of the founding Trustees. Here is the Gasch’s […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on In Memory of Joseph E. Page
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Interview with Rachel La Russo, PhD candidate at UMass
The summer camp returned this summer to College Park City Council Chambers on July 10th, for a pop-up camp called “A Spanish Language and Culture Day.” Make friends, learn a new language, and learn more about people from other nations in a fun setting right in your own backyard. The camp ran from 9:30-12:30. Participants […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on NML’s 2018 Summer Camp: A Spanish Language and Culture Day
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, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Interview with Tío Antonio, Owner of “Café de las Sonrisas”