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World Languages Resources for K-12 Teachers and Parents
The support of every parent is critical in assuring quality world languages programs in every school. Parent organizations and community groups are encouraged to request additional information from their child's school. Parents might want to ask their child's world language teacher questions about the program sequence, curriculum and language options available in grades K-12. Special programs and activities that provide additional instruction in world languages may be available on Saturdays and after school. Parents are also encouraged in enroll in world language classes, where they can experience first-hand how second languages are being taught and share with their children the excitement of learning a second language.
How can parents encourage their children to use a second language?
Parents are central to motivating their children to learn and use a second language. It is important for parents to encourage and praise their children for communicating in the second language they are learning. Here are some suggested activities for parents:
What community connections support learning a second language?
The cultural and linguistic diversity in the state of New Jersey provides students many opportunities to communicate with speakers of other languages in their local communities on a daily basis. These opportunities provide practice in communication where language is used for a specific purpose and offer exposure to different cultures. Students should be encouraged to participate in multilingual/multicultural activities, including:
What technology resources support learning a second language and exploring other cultures?
Current technology provides students boundless opportunities to communicate globally. Parents have an opportunity to observe their children participating in interactive forms of communication using technology resources that demonstrate their level of understanding in the second language. Some technology-related activities that promote communication in the second language include:
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