Thursday, August 30, 2012

German: Schultüten





Chris here again with some fun news for fellow German teachers. I'm sure you know what a Schultüte is. If not, here is a bit of background info from German World:

"On their first day of school German kids receive a “SCHULTÜTE”, a large cardboard cornet filled with sweets and little presents. In Germany and Austria the “Schultüte” is a common treat. It is a tradition dating back to 1810, children were told that there is a “Schultütentree” and when they are tall enough it is high time for their first day in school."

Their post on Schultüten also has a nice description of how to make one. This could be a fun activity for those teaching German to younger children or even as a mini-Schultüte for high school students.

There is also a company called KinderCone which sells them in the U.S. They are definitely worth checking out.

http://www.kindercone.com/

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jobs: German lecturer, Univ. of Sydney, Australia




LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER IN GERMANIC STUDIES 
SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
REFERENCE NO. 1174/0712

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive
and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia
Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the
world.

The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of
undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a centre
for European, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. This is your opportunity to
join the SLC's department of Germanic Studies where you will be able to make
strong contributions to the department's teaching and research program. 

To succeed in this role you will have near-native fluency in both German and
English and will have professional experience in teaching German language at
tertiary level. It is essential you have a Ph.D. in German studies and a
research track record related to one of the following disciplinary areas:
German literature, German as a foreign language (DaF), German linguistics,
or German cultural studies. Experience in academic administration, evidence
of future research potential and the ability to work as part of a team is
also vital for this appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with
expertise in curriculum development. 

The successful candidate is expected to commence duties by January 2013.

The position is full-time and continuing, subject to the completion of a
satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees.
Membership of a University-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of
appointment for new appointees. 

Remuneration package: competitive remuneration package of $104,644 -
$147,672 p.a. is available (consisting of a base salary Lecturer (Level B):
$88,426 to $105,004 p.a. or Senior Lecturer (Level C) $108,318 to $124,898
p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer's contribution to superannuation.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers
website. Visit http://sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference
number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 25 September 2012 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity,
diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and
women are encouraged. 

Jobs: German lecturer, Kennesaw State Univ., Atl., Ga.




Lecturer in German

Kennesaw State University, located in suburban Atlanta, GA, is accepting applications for a non-tenure track nine-month lecturer in German in the Department of Foreign Languages, beginning August 2013. The successful candidate will have a documented record of experience in proficiency-based instruction and assessment and facilitation of skill development in German language, culture, and intercultural competence. Native or near-native fluency in German as well as in English is required as well as the ability to assume leadership roles with the implementation of curricular and co-curricular initiatives. 

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by October 15, 2012. 

For a full description and application procedures, go to www.kennesaw.edu/facultypositions.

Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

German: Greetings and farewells (downloads)



Chris here again. Today I have a PowerPoint on greetings and farewells in German to share. This PPT covers basic greetings and farewells in German and features a short activity. Enjoy!

Greetings and Farewells PPT

Jobs: erman Professor / Dept Chair - Gardner-Webb University - Boiling Springs, NC‏




Gardner-Webb University's Department of World Languages seeks to fill a
German/Dept Chair position, full-time, tenure-track, salary and rank
negotiable pending experience. Appropriate terminal degree, excellent
teaching, and administrative skills required. Additional language teaching
ability (in addition to German) preferred but not required. 

Send CV and 3 letters of recommendation to: Charles B. Moore, Search
Committee Chair, Dept. of World Languages, Box 7266, Gardner-Webb
University, Boiling Springs, NC 28017 or to cmoore@gardner-webb.edu.
Deadline for application and appointment start date: as soon as filled. EEO.

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution
located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina (50 miles southwest of Charlotte)
offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately
4,000 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb
employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian
values. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Jobs: (Updated) German/Spanish position - Harlem High School, Machesney Park, IL‏




Harlem High School in Machesney Park will have a split German/Spanish
position available for the 2013-2014 school year. The position will be 3
sections of Spanish 1 and 2 sections of German 1 at our freshman campus.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:
 
Harlem High School
Peter Nogacz, Division Chair World Languages
#1 Huskie Circle
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Email: peter.nogacz@harlem122.org 
 
Once the position is officially posted (the current teacher is retiring) you
will be asked to officially apply online.

Monday, August 27, 2012

German: Deutsche Welle tour of Germany's world heritage sites



Chris here again. Today I have another excellent site to share with fellow German teachers! DeutscheWelle has an excellent site up which offers a tour of Germany's no fewer than 37 World Heritage sites! There is a great deal of interesting cultural information available here. Enjoy!

DW Germany's World Heritage Sites

German: Die top 100 Sehenswürdigkeiten Deutschlands



Chris here again with a fun site for fellow German teachers! Check out the Top 100 Sehenswürdigkeiten of Germany site which features a link to the app of the same name. There is some excellent cultural information available through these. The app is available for both Android and Iphone!

Top 100 Sehenswürdigkeiten of Germany

News: New Zealand educator seeks to make language instruction mandatory



More policy news today. In New Zealand, one educator is calling for language lessons to be mandatory in NZ schools following reports that too few students are studying Mandarin. However, the push comes as some are reporting a shortage of Asian language teachers. You can read more about the language education situation in New Zealand via the article linked below:



Is language education mandatory in your country? Should it be?

News: N.Y. to recognize multilingual graduates




In language policy news, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that will give special recognition to high school students who graduate with proficiency in English and at least one other language. California, the first state to adopt such a credential, had more than 10,000 students graduate with the distinction this year. According to veteran education report, Lesli Maxwell, other states could follow suit. You can read more about this development via the article linked below:

News: Do multilingual children express their emotions better?




A recent article reports that switching from one language to another can aid children in regulating their emotional response through the use of a less emotional language to lower negative arousal. Researchers suggest that code switching among bilingual people can change how they experience emotions. You can read more via the article below: 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

German: Kaffeestunde or Stammtisch Flyer



Chris here again. Today I have a flyer to share for fellow German teachers that you could use to help advertise a Kaffeestunde or Stammtisch type of regular event. Enjoy!

Kaffeestunde or Stammtisch Flyer

News: The good grade pill (infographic)



Chris here again. Today we have a guest inforgraphic from onlinedegrees.org. The NY Times recently published an article on the rise of the 'good grade' pills. These include drugs like Adderall  which students are increasingly abusing in order to deal with the pressures of tests such as the SATs and other high-stakes exams in order to get into the best colleges. Our friends from onlinedegrees.org have created an infographic which helps illuminate some of the points raised in the article and the abuse of these drugs by students:


The Good Grade Pill
From: OnlineDegrees.org

What are your thoughts on the 'good grade pill' issue?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

German World's Referral Program



For fellow German teachers, please check out the new German World Magazine referral program!

Refer us 2 new subscribers to GERMAN WORLD MAGAZINE and let us thank you with a FREE annual subscription and one of our new GERMAN WORLD T-Shirts.

How does it work?
Simply recommend a subscription to German World Magazine to your friends and family members. Ask them to mention your name when they sign up for $ 19.95/year.
How do we know who will sign up to German World Magazine through your referral?For your convenience, please download the printable referral form below (PDF) which you can forward by email to your friends and family members or print it out and pass it on to anybody interested.  Please ask them to indicate your name under “I was referred by”.
You are a teacher. Is there a special reward if your recommendation leads to more than 2 new subscribers?If you refer 3 or more subscribers, you may order a complimentary T-Shirt for each subscriber that you referred.
If you refer more than 10 subscribers, we will also reward you with your choice of one of the latest German book releases or 2 complimentary passes to a German movie screening or film festival in your area.
We will also include your photo and a short bio in our “Teachers Who Inspire” section of our 10-Year Anniversary issue (Fall 2012).
More questions?Feel free to contact us by email at subscriber@german-world.com or by phone at (323) 876 5843. Our office hours are Mondays thru Fridays from 9 AM – 5 PM (PST).
What kind of T-Shirts do we offer?You can choose between the two different designs shown below. Available sizes: S, M, L, and XL.


News: Top 25 education activists in the U.S. today



Chris here again with a guest post brought to us via onlineuniversities.com. Their article provides an overview of 25 of today's top education activists in the U.S.

Top 25 education activists in the US

Friday, August 24, 2012

News: Types of learning styles (infographic)



Chris here again. Today we have an interesting infographic from onlinecollege.org to share with you. The graphic provides a good overview of different learning styles such as audio, visual, and kinesthetic learning. These types of learning are also covered under the teaching theory of Multiple Intelligences.


What Type of Learner Are You?
Compiled By: OnlineCollege.org

Technology: 41 open ed resources



Chris here again. Today we have an article to share from the Online Education Database. This article details a variety of excellent open ed resources for children. You can find many resources for your own language courses here!

41 open ed resources

Technology: 12 mobile apps for grammar



Chris here again. Today we have a guest article on grammar apps brought to us via onlinecollegecourses.com. These are all great apps which focus on English grammar. English teachers should definitely peruse these and consider ways to incorporate app use into their lessons. These are also a worthwhile tool to share with your students.

12 mobile apps for grammar

Technology: 50 creative ways to use Skype in your classroom



Chris here again. Today we have a guest post from onlinedegrees.org. Their post features 50 different ways to use Skype in your classroom. There are many different applications for the language classroom with platforms such as Skype such as using group chats for activities.

50 creative ways to use Skype in the classroom

Have you used Skype in your classroom?

Technology: Teaching with tablets



Chris here again. Today we have a great infographic brought to us from onlineuniversities.com. Their graphic presents an overview of how tablets are being used in the classroom and the impact that they are having. Enjoy!

<a href="http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/08/teaching-with-tablets/"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/infographics/Teaching-With-Tablets-800.png" alt="Teaching With Tablets" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />From: <a href="http://www.onlineuniversities.com">OnlineUniversities.com</a>

Technology: 50 best smartphone apps for back to school



Chris here again. Today we have a guest post brought to us via onlinecolleges.net. Their article focuses on useful smartphone apps for students. There are sure to be a few useful language apps out there for both Apple and Android platforms. This is definitely a useful list to share with your students!

50 best smartphone apps for back to school

News: 15 books that take American education to task



Chris here again. Today we have a guest post brought to us via onlineuniversities.com. Their article provides a list of books which take a critical stance on education in America. These will be good reading for fellow educators of all disciplines.

15 books that take American education to task

Let us know what you think!

Jobs: Long term German position - Franklin High School




Long term German position - Franklin High School

The position is full-time for approximately 2 months from the start of the
school year.  They teach in a block schedule, six total classes, three a
each day.  The assignment includes a CAPP class (college credit).  It is
German I, II, III, IV, and the CAPP.  Interested candidates need to apply on
WECAN.

http://www.franklin.k12.wi.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4
83&Itemid=225

Jobs: Long-term German Sub - Deer Park High School, Cincinnati OH‏




The German teacher at Deer Park High School is looking for a long term
substitute while she is out on maternity leave. The due date is October 8th.
She plans to take about 12 weeks off from October 8th through December 19,
of course the start date has to be flexible but that is the plan.  If
interested, sign up to be a sub at the school to jump start the process.
http://www.deerparkcityschools.org/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp 
 
There is only one part time German teacher: German I, II and III/IV this
year. 
 
Deer Park High School
8351 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Principal: Larry Knapp
Website: http://www.deerparkcityschools.org/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp 

But they won't know those words!

I often want to teach a movie, song, poem or article with the knowledge that students won't know some of the words. Often I'll just have them guess(I think this is a great skill), but if I know the vocabulary will be important to the unit is to follow my CELTA "road map" of how to teach vocabulary from meaning.

I have found it super helpful, so maybe others will find it a nice review and included some examples that work well for me. This works with ANY level you are teaching.
"Oh... so that's what handball is!"

Meaning- Tell a story, show pictures, use a song, use smells, bring in realia, bring in movie clips do anything you can to SHOW the meaning of the words you are going to work on (this works best if the words are all grouped somehow). With preschoolers maybe this means you are showing a video of Arthur the aardvark at school. With older students you are asking them about their weekend and hinting at all of the theme of your lesson.

Pre-Teaching Lexis- The words you have selected to teach should be words that you don't think they know, but give them some credit. Start the draw and tell but don't tell them what each thing is, have them guess. "Struggle" with a word and see if they can guess what it is. Play hang man. Scramble the word. Play password. Etc.

Text-  Finally introduce them to the text where they will see the words used. This can be a reading, or audio. They may want to circle the vocab words and see if it matches what they think it means. They can also listen to the story to make sure it makes sense.


Language Focus- Ask some concept check questions to see if they understand the questions. Have them do chants if they are younger or choruses if they are older and need the pronunciation help. If they have a word journal now is a good time to have them add to it.

Controlled Practice- This is when they have a gap fill or word to definition match, TPR, following of directionsfix mistakes, answer specific questions (adding details), some simple pair games (more complicated ones are free practice), Songs

Free Practice- This is a LOT more fun. Have them draw the picture, make an rhyme,
make them  practice sentences and pictures,  answer open questions etc. (see more from Carissa here: http://eslcarissa.blogspot.mx/)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jobs: Harlem High School, Machesney Park, GER/SPAN




Harlem High School in Machesney Park will have a split German/Spanish
position available for the 2013-2014 school year. The position will be 3
sections of Spanish 1 and 2 sections of German 1 at our freshman campus.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:
 
Harlem High School
Peter Nogacz, Division Chair World Languages
#1 Huskie Circle
Machesney Park, IL 61115
 
Once the position is officially posted (the current teacher is retiring) you
will be asked to officially apply online.

Jobs: Online German instructor needed - University of Arkansas‏




The Office of Distance Education at the Arkansas School for Mathematics,
Sciences and the Arts (University of Arkansas System) is seeking an adjunct
German Instructor for school year 2012-2013. The instructor will teach one
high school German I class and should have the ability to provide live
instruction to students via Compressed Interactive Video.  Equipment is
provided and the instructor may teach from home anywhere in the United
States with sufficient internet connectivity under supervision of the Office
of Distance Education. The class will start immediately and will be taught
Monday through Friday 8:10-9:02 a.m. central time excluding holidays and
breaks.  The class will end May 24, 2012. Compensation will be $3,375.00 per
semester. Please contact David Slaymaker at             501-622-5434       for more
information.
 
 
W. David Slaymaker, Principal
The Office of Distance Education
University of Arkansas System
200 Whitington Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
            501.622.5434      
 
Visit us at:  http://ode.asmsa.org/ 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Workshops: Sept 7, 2012, TPR Workshop, Phoenix, AZ



For those interested in TPR, there is an upcoming workshop:


Reading Strategies Workshop - September 7, 2012 - Phoenix, AZ
This interactive workshop will bring reading in the FL classroom to life! Learn how to implement guided reading, how to keep the process fresh and how to turn any type of reading into a fun and successful educational experience! Discover how to use novels as a base for your curricula and how to use reader's theater to increase comprehension and engagement. Carol will share specific strategies to help make all types of text more comprehensible, more engaging, and more likely to result in language acquisition. Carol Gaab - Presenter

Brophy Preparatory High School, Phoenix, AZ

9:00 a.m. - 3:00p.m. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

$139 per person - Registration closes September 6th.


Register Now

German: Map of Germany (pdf)



Hello all, Chris here again. Today we have a map of Germany (pdf) to share with fellow German teachers. Enjoy!

Map of Germany

German: Dittsche videos (funny) - advanced learners


Chris here again. Today I have a video to share with fellow German teachers. This video is part of the Dittsche comedy series and several episodes are available on YouTube. These are definitely for advanced level learners. You will need to listen through to pick out any parts that would be useful for you.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Very funny commercial


This commercial is very nice to illustrate the importance of learning a language and can be used the first day of class. I hope everybody enjoys it!

5 uses for movie clips



Hello all, Claudia here. Today I would like to share a useful site I came across which provides an overview of how to effectively use movie clips in your teaching. Enjoy!

http://ochoamores.typepad.com/

How do you use movies or movie clips in your classroom?

Jobs: Assistant Professor (tenure track) in German, SIU Carbondale




Assistant Professor (tenure track) in German, SIU Carbondale. 

Requirements: Ph.D. in German or German Studies at time of application,
university-level language-teaching experience, fluency in German and
English, and evidence of research potential. One or more of the following
preferred: German culture, cultural history or literature courses (taught in
German), expertise in oral/written proficiency testing, international
studies, or experience teaching core-curriculum offerings (such as German
literature in English translation). Experience or interest in business
German or study abroad is also desirable. Duties include teaching language,
literature, and culture courses at all undergraduate levels. An active
program of scholarship must be maintained. 

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 28, 2012, or until
position in filled. Effective date of employment is January 1, 2013. 

Submit letter of application, C.V., research sample, evidence of success in
college-level teaching, graduate transcript, and three letters of reference
to David Johnson, Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Mail Code 4521, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1000 Faner Dr.
Carbondale IL 62901 (mjohnson@siu.edu). 

Printed applications preferred. 

SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that
strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to
increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All
applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration. 

Spanish: Mi Familia





Claudia here with a another fun Spanish video I came across for fellow Spanish teachers. This one is on
family. Enjoy!

 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Jobs: Spanish teacher opening in Westfield, IN

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Technology: Sony Digital Language Lab Technology



Chris here again. I recently came across some useful computer software which may be of interest to fellow language teachers, especially those who focus on lab work. Take a look at Sony's  Sony Virtuoso™ and Soloist® Digital Language Lab Technology.

This software incorporates a wide variety of features such as internet, audio & video, and collaborative work with course management software which may be ideally suited to your program's needs.

http://www.sansinc.com/products/teaching-benefits.php

Jobs: Assistant Director - University Fresenius - New York, NY‏




The University Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences Liaison Office New
York, seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Director of their
Liaison Office in New York City. The position is full time.

Responsibilities
The Assistant Director will be the on-site representative of University
Fresenius in the United States. The University Fresenius Office in New York
is a nonprofit organization and must be administered as such. The Assistant
Director reports directly to the Managing Director. The position will
require occasional evening and weekend hours. 

General responsibilities include:
. maintaining University Fresenius existing partnerships with North American
universities and companies
. establishing new partnerships with US institutions
. promoting the degree, exchange and research programs of the university
. providing support to students and researchers of the University Fresenius
in the US
. serving as first contact person for University Fresenius' alumni network
in the US

Requirements
. a relevant Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred)
. fluency in English and German
. strong organizational skills and experience with project management
. outstanding oral and written communication skills
. experience in German and US higher education, student exchange, and/or
marketing
. knowledge of both the US & German higher education systems
. the ability to work independently and cooperatively with diverse segments
of the university and international community

Successful candidates must have the legal right to work in the United
States.

Application
Please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations and
possible starting date, via e-mail to Dr. Sebastian Meyer,
meyer@hs-fresenius.de. Applications will be accepted through September 14,
2012. Please apply via email only. Hardcopy originals may be required later.
Please be informed that personal interviews will take place on October 4 and
5, 2012. Starting date is December 2012 or earlier if possible.

About the Employer
With around 5,000 students at seven locations nationwide, the University
Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest and with
more than 164 years of experiences one of the oldest private educational
institutions in Germany. We are independent and closely interlinked with
scientific research and professional practice. 

For more information please visit our website: www.hs-fresenius.de.

Jobs: Part-time German instructor Needed - DePaul University in Chicago, IL‏




The Department of Modern Languages at DePaul University in Chicago, IL,
invites applications for a part time instructor of German for the Fall 2012
quarter (to begin 5. September 2012).  Candidates should have at least a
Masters degree, and would be tasked with teaching one or more language
sections at the Elementary or Intermediate levels.  The position is
currently for the Fall quarter only, though there may be a possibility for
additional teaching assignments in the future.  

For more information, or to submit an application, please contact Dr. Anna
Souchuk at asouchuk@depaul.edu or 630-670-6691 (e-mail preferred).

Jobs: Teacher Urgently Sought - German Language School - Ann Arbor, Michigan




Teacher Urgently Sought - German Language School - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Lehrkraft dringend gesucht!
The German School of Ann Arbor is looking for a German Language Teacher.

Die Deutsche Samstags-Schule Ann Arbor sucht ab sofort eine
DaM/DaF-Lehrkraft für den Samstagsunterricht (Grundschule).

Voraussetzung:
• Gültige US-Arbeitserlaubnis
• Erfahrung im Unterricht mit Grundschulschülern
• DaM/DaF-Ausbildung (US oder Deutschland)
• Spaß am Unterrichten
• Sprachkenntnisse: Deutsch fliessend

Der Unterricht findet samstags von 9:30am - 12:00 Uhr statt.
Die Vergütung beträgt $40 pro Stunde.

Bitte melden Sie sich bei Yvonne Stevens unter 734-995-0313 oder
yvonnestevens@comcast.net und schicken Sie uns einen aktuellen Lebenslauf
mit.

Wir freuen uns sehr, uns mit Ihnen unterhalten zu koennen.

Jobs: Middle School German Teacher (.4) Newburyport, MA




Middle School German Teacher (.4) Newburyport, MA

The Rupert A. Nock Middle School in Newburyport, MA, is looking for
highly-motivated, creative-thinking, and energetic world language teachers
to grow a middle school world language program in support of a
well-established and successful world language program at Newburyport High
School.  German instruction will take place on two full school days in a six
day rotation.

Desired qualities include:
-Student-centered focus with a passion for working with middle school
students
-Classroom experience in world language instruction with proven success with
differentiation 
-Successful experience with technology integration in support of world
language instruction; experience with flipped classroom preferred
-Collaborative approach to working with colleagues
-MA Secondary German (5-12) certification
-Fluency in German Language (e.g. ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview score of
advanced-mid or better)
-Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required

For more information and to apply:
http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=89020& 

Jobs: PT or FT German Position in Gwinnett County Schools, GA‏




Part-time or Full-time German Teaching Position with Gwinnett County Public
Schools, GA (Archer and Brookwood High Schools)

This position is available immediately, as the current teacher has taken a
job outside of the teaching profession.  Both schools are currently offering
a part-time position (3 classes, levels I-III/IV), which equals a full-time
position if you are willing to split-teach, with the intent to build both
programs into full-time positions.  

Requirements: Fully renewable teaching certificate, immediate availability
(no later than Sept. 4th), and references.

Please contact the following dept. chairs to set up an interview:
-Ms. Linda Barrett at Brookwood High School:
linda_barrett@gwinnett.k12.ga.us 
-Ms. Tamarra Soto at Archer High School:   tamarra_soto@gwinnett.k12.ga.us 

For more information on GCPS, please go to: www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Jobs: French Immersion PreSchool Teacher - International School of Arizona



Native Speaking French Immersion Preschool Teacher needed to implement a full-immersion educational program following curriculum from the French Ministry of Education.

Teacher will work with 2-year old children in a structured environment, with the goal of having the students begin to build a strong academic foundation while developing their social skills.
 Requirements
Must have previous teaching experience, certificate or degree related to Early Childhood Education, related field or have significant coursework towards a four year degree.  Foreign degrees are accepted with official translation and equivalency determined by a third party agency.  Teacher certification, Bachelors degree and knowledge of the applicable education systems (French/Spanish Ministry of Education) are preferred.


Contact : Veronique Bevali
Phone : 480-874-2326

Monday, August 13, 2012

News: 101 Creativity Tips for Teachers



Chris here again. Today we have a guest article brought to us via BestCollegesOnline.com. Their article focuses on creativity tips for teachers. There should be something for everyone on this list. What are your tips for creativity?

101 Creativity Tips for Teachers

News: 10 best education columnists of our time



Chris here again. Today I would like to share an article on some of the best Education columnists working. You may already be familiar with some of these columnists. They are definitely worth following:

10 best education columnists of our time

News: Do online students cheat more often?



Today we have an infographic brought to us via OnlineCollege.org regarding students cheating in online courses. The graphic compares student cheating in online and regular classes. Do online courses facilitate cheating? Take a look at the graphic below:


Do Online Students Cheat More Often?
Brought to you by: OnlineCollege.org

News: 12 Ways parents can contribute to education reform



Chris here again. Today I have a guest article to brought to us via OnlineUniversities.com. The article focuses on different ways parents can contribute to education reform. Enjoy!

Ways parents can contribute to education reform

Spanish: 25 Smartphone Apps for Spanish Learners



Hello all, Chris here. Today I would like to share a useful article for Spanish teachers and learners. The article features 25 great Smartphone Apps for Spanish learners. The usefulness for learners is obvious, but teachers may find some of the apps useful for their lessons. Enjoy!

25 Smartphone Apps for Spanish Learners

News: 10 most innovative colleges for foreign language study



Chris here again. Today I would like to share an interesting link with fellow language teachers. The article linked below features a list of the 10 Most Innovative Colleges for Foreign Language Study. The programs detailed in this list present some unique opportunities for language learning. Enjoy!

10 most innovative colleges for FL study

Spanish: Presente perfecto del subjuntivo (downloads)



Hola a todos. Acá les mando un PPT en forma de carta para presentar el Presente perfecto del subjuntivo. Ojalá que les sea útil.

Presente perfecto del subjuntivo

Sunday, August 12, 2012

News: Going BYOD



Hello all, Chris here. Today we have an interesting infographic to share with you abotu BYOD or Bring Your Own Device, a policy which many schools and companies are switching to. The graphic below is brought to us via OnlineColleges.net. Do you teach in a school or university with a BYOD policy in place? What are your thoughts on this policy?


Going BYOD
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