#EarlyLang Archive

This biweekly chat is for early language educators - FLES and elementary immersion teachers. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm EST

Wednesday January 23, 2019
8:00 PM EST

  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:01 PM EST
    Hello #earlylang, let's talk! Please introduce yourself - where are you at/from? What do you teach?
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Here's tonight's #earlylang topic. We'll follow a Q1/A1 format: I'll include Q1, Q2 etc. when announcing questions, you answer beginning with A1, A2, etc.
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 23 @ 8:02 PM EST
    Hi #earlylang! I am Rebecca Aubrey, and I teacher Spanish in Ashford CT.
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Hello from Maine! I'm Julie, K-4 Spanish teacher, happy the arctic cold snap has broken! #earlylang
    In reply to @SECottrell
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:03 PM EST
    I'm Sara-Elizabeth and I teach Spanish in Louisville, KY. #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:03 PM EST
    I can already tell Tweetdeck is going to be fussy for #earlylang...
  • srtacoulehan Jan 23 @ 8:03 PM EST
    Hey #earlylang friends! Marissa from NY, I teach k and first grade Spanish. Looking forward to meeting/seeing some of you @NECTFL1 #nectfl19 in a couple weeks!
  • teachmerussian Jan 23 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Hi, I'm Kaytie in Upstate NY . I teach Russian/Spanish/French grades K-6 district wide (rotating between three schools one year, three others the next. First time trying to chat live! 😁 #earlylang
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 23 @ 8:04 PM EST
    ¡Hola! #earlylang I'm Cristina from Miami 🌴 where I teach Spanish PK-5th
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Here's tonight's #earlylang topic. We'll follow a Q1/A1 format: I'll include Q1, Q2 etc. when announcing questions, you answer beginning with A1, A2, etc.
  • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:04 PM EST
    Hey #earlylang peeps! I'm Lisa from CT, and I teach middle school French and Spanish. I hope to meet some of you at #NECTFL19!
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:05 PM EST
    NECTFL is an #earlylang powerhouse, there is no doubt! Hoping we're well represented also at #CSCTFL19!
  • TarniaCovooper Jan 23 @ 8:05 PM EST
    Hey everyone! I'm Tonya from Richmond, VA. I teach pre-K through five Spanish. Happy to see everyone tonight. #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:06 PM EST
    We'll be moving into #earlylang Q1 very shortly!
  • reyesjessica6 Jan 23 @ 8:06 PM EST
    My name is Jess Reyes and I teach K-5 Spanish in Middletown, NJ. So excited to participate in my second #earlylang chat.
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Hey! It’s Jenny from NY here to help #earlylang tonight as co-mod!
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:08 PM EST
    Here's Q1 - it's all about WHY. What are our goals/purposes in encouraging TL use/experiences outside of the classroom? #earlylang
  • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:09 PM EST
    A1: We need to show our Ss the real-life connection and relevancy of the TL. They're more invested if they know HOW and WHEN they can use it IRL. #EarlyLang
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 23 @ 8:10 PM EST
    A1: 1) It is about giving them a real-life, authentic purpose for the language. 2) I like to believe that they will come to see the language as a tool for supporting their role in a 21st C globalized society. #earlylang
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 23 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A1: The goal of seeking TL experiences outside the classroom walls is to encourage a language connection with real life situations. It gives language learners a real purpose to use their skills to communicate. #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A1 Given my hopes & dreams for my program are that my kiddos will gain a wider perspective & appreciation for the world & it's people, taking that learning beyond the classroom builds the connections between the classroom & that larger world #EarlyLang
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:11 PM EST
    #earlylang Q1
    • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:08 PM EST
      Here's Q1 - it's all about WHY. What are our goals/purposes in encouraging TL use/experiences outside of the classroom? #earlylang
  • srtacoulehan Jan 23 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A1 let’s get real! language is meant to be used outside a classroom and not as a fixed, routine way to communicate within four walls of a school building. it is our job to open the doors to show students the possibilities... #earlylang
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:12 PM EST
    Did I mention how awesome our moderator @SECottrell is? Glad to be with her tonight! #EarlyLang
  • reyesjessica6 Jan 23 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A1: Ss need to be able to make connections and find what they are learning meaningful and purposeful. It also motivates them to continue to learn more of the target language. #earlylang
  • teachmerussian Jan 23 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A1: I feel like they need to know that there is more than just "words" to learning a language. It is about understanding the culture and their humor and history in a deeper way. #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:13 PM EST
    A1 THIS - if learners can see themselves needing/wanting skills in a real situation, they will keep going! Let's create/foster those real situations! #earlylang
    • reyesjessica6 Jan 23 @ 8:12 PM EST
      A1: Ss need to be able to make connections and find what they are learning meaningful and purposeful. It also motivates them to continue to learn more of the target language. #earlylang
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:14 PM EST
    Yes! Thank you, FLEStie! #earlylang
    • srtacoulehan Jan 23 @ 8:11 PM EST
      A1 let’s get real! language is meant to be used outside a classroom and not as a fixed, routine way to communicate within four walls of a school building. it is our job to open the doors to show students the possibilities... #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:14 PM EST
    A1 I also hope that part of their taking the language/culture beyond the classroom includes sharing w family what they are learning, & bringing them into the learning & experiences, & therefore growing the "circle of influence" #EarlyLang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:16 PM EST
    Here's a follow-up Q to tease out Q1 - are you more focused on language experiences outside the classroom or cultural ones? #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:16 PM EST
    Answer quickly because Q2 is coming up pronto! #earlylang
  • srtacoulehan Jan 23 @ 8:17 PM EST
    I’d have to say the former in my case, but I think that language experiences naturally lead to cultural ones as well #earlylang
    In reply to @SECottrell
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 23 @ 8:18 PM EST
    A1 Follow-up: to me, language and culture are inextricably linked, it shouldn’t be one or the other. #earlylang
  • teachmerussian Jan 23 @ 8:18 PM EST
    Follow up to Q1: mine tend to be more cultural, simply due to the format of my program . I think either/any/all are great!! #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:18 PM EST
    Precisely! Some of my favorite moments are when kiddos tell me they ate a particular food or made a craft w grandma, or read a folktale they found at the library. Bringing the target culture into THEIR culture, that's the holy grail for me! #earlylang
    In reply to @teachmerussian
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:19 PM EST
    A1 I would hope that the cultural ones would lead to language ones, but if not, I'm good with that- love for the culture can inspire lifelong pursuit of the language #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:19 PM EST
    Ok, here's Q2! What general activities do you point students toward for these out-of-class experiences? #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A1 Follow up- both for me, whichever catches a kid's interest in the moment, or what they feel comfortable with/capable of #EarlyLang
  • reyesjessica6 Jan 23 @ 8:21 PM EST
    I believe there should be both. You can not have one without the other. Cultural experiences promote and foster respect, tolerance and appreciation and language is the bridge to learn and communicate with others. #earlylang
    In reply to @SECottrell
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:21 PM EST
    You were in my head, @MundodePepita ! #EarlyLang
    • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:20 PM EST
      A1 Follow up- both for me, whichever catches a kid's interest in the moment, or what they feel comfortable with/capable of #EarlyLang
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 23 @ 8:21 PM EST
    A2: I honestly struggle with this. I direct them towards authentic restaurants, museum exhibits, books, sharing with their family ... interested to learn from others on this one! #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:22 PM EST
    Agreed both are important, but one can have a cultural experience that doesn't involve the TL. #earlylang
    In reply to @reyesjessica6
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A2 I really encourage my students to share what we are doing w family (including pets!)-read our mini book to your dog, or share the project we did w parents, make a recipe w family at home, sing a song w sibs etc #EarlyLang
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:23 PM EST
    A2 their classmates do a better job than I ever could, sharing at morning meeting and then taking questions and comments that I then hear about during my time! #EarlyLang
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:25 PM EST
    A2 I think many of us share links w families so kids can do more exploring at home, or share songs, etc we are doing in class. I really appreciate when families tell me they looked at a website link I posted on our school site! #EarlyLang
  • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:25 PM EST
    A2 response. #earlylang
    • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:21 PM EST
      A1: YouTube. For example, I recently discovered a channel called Carl is Cooking. He is a Québécois pastry chef who creates pop culture recipes, with easy to follow instructions.
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:25 PM EST
    A2 local festivals are a great avenue - #WorldFest every year is something I really push my learners and their families to experience! #earlylang
  • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:25 PM EST
    Follow up to A2 response. #EarlyLang
    • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:24 PM EST
      Here's an example of a video I played for my students recently. Some went home and recreated the cake themselves. They had to do the grams to ounces conversion, and were proud they could do it!https://t.co/XWj19VOUxZ
  • teachmerussian Jan 23 @ 8:26 PM EST
    Q2: I like to cook so I always have a recipe in mind! And it brings families together too! #earlylang
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 23 @ 8:26 PM EST
    A2: Lucky for us, cultural experiences abound in Miami. I admit, I should purposely promote these more often with the students. #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:27 PM EST
    So true! The amazing power of food!!!! #earlylang
    In reply to @teachmerussian
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:27 PM EST
    A2 I like to assign follow-up interaction with videos too, like Zamba or Lola Aventuras #earlylang
  • reyesjessica6 Jan 23 @ 8:27 PM EST
    A2: It can be something as simple as looking at everyday household items that are labeled in different languages. As for culture, my students like to share their own family traditions. #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:27 PM EST
    Q3 is coming up, ready #earlylang?
  • srtacoulehan Jan 23 @ 8:27 PM EST
    A2 I definitely do NOT do enough if this. We always celebrate when a student talks about something they did/said in Spanish with a family member or a travel experience or even with someone in their life who speaks the language. But it’s typically superficial in nature #earlylang
  • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:27 PM EST
    A2 follow-up: Check your local AATs. We're really fortunate here in CT to have the @aatfct and @aatsp maintain databases with cultural opportunities galore. #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:28 PM EST
    I need to do more of this too, even though we don't have as many events happening here, there are some! Great reminder! #earlylang
    In reply to @MaCristinaRV
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:29 PM EST
    Let's do Q3 #earlylang! It asks you to bring out a little more specifics than Q2 - how does technology help you in this endeavor?
  • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:29 PM EST
    A2: I also do assignments like webquests where I give kids a budget and they have to go shopping for clothes at stores like El Corte Inglés or Le Printemps. They also get to see how far their money will go--a lesson in culture AND economics! #EarlyLang
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A few years ago I started sending stick puppets w my students who were traveling over vacation w the option of mom/dad sending me a few photos via email w puppet, kid & location. It's been so cool-I put the photos up on whitebrd & kid gives super simple narration #earlylang
    In reply to @srtacoulehan
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:30 PM EST
    Q3 #earlylang friends!
    • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:29 PM EST
      Let's do Q3 #earlylang! It asks you to bring out a little more specifics than Q2 - how does technology help you in this endeavor?
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  • teachmerussian Jan 23 @ 8:31 PM EST
    A3: tough for me!!! My technology tends to be limited to website links and photos from locations, also on my website. I'd love new ideas! #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:32 PM EST
    That's definitely a challenging situation! I should clarify-I never send it home as homework, but rather as a 'Wouldn't it be great if you______?" or 'If you have time...'. :) #earlylang
    In reply to @srtacoulehan
  • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:32 PM EST
    A3: Even though I use tons of #authres, I know I could do more. I wish I had a partnership with another school where kids could speak to each other online. Privacy is always a concern. #EarlyLang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Sounds like also an answer to Q3! Shopping websites are a great tool. Everything from build-your-shoe to build-your-sports-car to build-your-pizza, there's something for every kiddo! #earlylang
    • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:29 PM EST
      A2: I also do assignments like webquests where I give kids a budget and they have to go shopping for clothes at stores like El Corte Inglés or Le Printemps. They also get to see how far their money will go--a lesson in culture AND economics! #EarlyLang
  • kellycondon Jan 23 @ 8:32 PM EST
    Just learned about Google Expeditions at a PD Day last week and it is a fabulous way for students to travel the world through VR! #hollistoninnovates #earlylang
    • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:29 PM EST
      Let's do Q3 #earlylang! It asks you to bring out a little more specifics than Q2 - how does technology help you in this endeavor?
  • srtacoulehan Jan 23 @ 8:32 PM EST
    A3 @Boomalang is SUPER helpful here! Our third graders are using it to connect (video chat) with native speakers around the Spanish-speaking world. They are trained to work with language learners and you can frontload some questions to steer the conversation! #earlylang
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 23 @ 8:33 PM EST
    A3: I started to use EdPuzzle this year and assign a lot of authentic videos for students to watch/listen to. I like it a lot, but it is not a two-way street. I would like to try that one that connects classrooms. I have skyped around the world with my Ss #earlylang
  • reyesjessica6 Jan 23 @ 8:34 PM EST
    A3: Although there isn’t much TL, I would like to use Google Expediton. Give students the chance to use VR and explore different Spanish speaking countries. #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:34 PM EST
    A3 I have a "choose-your-HW" list adapted for #earlylang full of options: karaoke, games, quizzes, shows and more - https://t.co/Z5BFThovhl
  • teachmerussian Jan 23 @ 8:34 PM EST
    Yes! I have a couple of old phones to use, but having a class set would be AMAZING! #earlylang
    • kellycondon Jan 23 @ 8:32 PM EST
      Just learned about Google Expeditions at a PD Day last week and it is a fabulous way for students to travel the world through VR! #hollistoninnovates #earlylang
      • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:29 PM EST
        Let's do Q3 #earlylang! It asks you to bring out a little more specifics than Q2 - how does technology help you in this endeavor?
  • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:35 PM EST
    A3: Will have to check out Google Expeditions. I like to use Google Earth, too. I'll drop the pin in, say, Buenos Aires, and the kids can walk through La Boca or watch a Boca Juniors game at the Bonbonera. #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:38 PM EST
    Any more tech recommendations for #earlylang experiences outside of class before we move on to Q4?
  • teachmerussian Jan 23 @ 8:39 PM EST
    This is fantastic! I can't give points or HW, but definitely some great ideas for kids who want to do more, just for fun! #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:40 PM EST
    My out-of-class "assignments" are all optional but I give them anyway and it's amazing how many of the kids in that class complete them! #earlylang
    In reply to @teachmerussian
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:41 PM EST
    Here's Q4 for #earlylang- we know reading is MAGIC for acquisition. Are you getting kids reading outside of class?
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:42 PM EST
    I love @edpuzzle ! My fifth graders really enjoy authentic commercials and shorts. #earlylang
    • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 23 @ 8:33 PM EST
      A3: I started to use EdPuzzle this year and assign a lot of authentic videos for students to watch/listen to. I like it a lot, but it is not a two-way street. I would like to try that one that connects classrooms. I have skyped around the world with my Ss #earlylang
  • sspielb Jan 23 @ 8:42 PM EST
    I am forever grateful to YouTube/Netflix as a language instructor. Endless possibilities. I like to send an email to parents with suggestions of what to watch as a family in the TL and pre and post viewing activities they can do together at home. #earlylang
    In reply to @SECottrell
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:43 PM EST
    Q4 up! #EarlyLang
    • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:41 PM EST
      Here's Q4 for #earlylang- we know reading is MAGIC for acquisition. Are you getting kids reading outside of class?
  • MaCristinaRV Jan 23 @ 8:43 PM EST
    A3: Let's not forget the power of music and song to broaden cultural experiences outside the classroom. ¡Qué viva la música! 💃#earlylang
  • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A4: I need some ideas about this. This is an area of weakness for me. #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:44 PM EST
    A4 I'm going to blog this but in a startling turn of events @amazon lured me from @apple this year and my kids got Kindle Fire Kids Ed 8 for Christmas - TONS of Spanish books/content with FreeTime! #earlylang
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:44 PM EST
    Would you mind sharing some of your suggestions, both for viewing and for activities? #EarlyLang
    In reply to @sspielb, @SECottrell
  • isobelowen3 Jan 23 @ 8:44 PM EST
    #earlylang Thanks for this amazing list!
    In reply to @SECottrell
  • sspielb Jan 23 @ 8:45 PM EST
    Challenging! If they are young, parents are more open to taking suggestions for field trips to restaurants, museums, etc. The older Ss can go and share with the class somehow for extra credit which is motivating to them. #earlylang
    In reply to @SECottrell
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:45 PM EST
    Yes! Blogged in '17- 5 steps to making a video viewing guide, link near the bottom for my guide to a Lola Aventuras clip https://t.co/pRBNzmP25d #earlylang
    In reply to @JL_Delf, @sspielb
  • srtacoulehan Jan 23 @ 8:45 PM EST
    A4 helping them to realize that the same strategies they use to read in L1 apply when reading L2!! #mindblown #earlylang
  • teachmerussian Jan 23 @ 8:46 PM EST
    Ahh yes! Have to love Masha and the Bear in Russian!😁 The kids love seeing their shows with the TL audio and English subtitles for comprehension! #earlylang
    • sspielb Jan 23 @ 8:42 PM EST
      I am forever grateful to YouTube/Netflix as a language instructor. Endless possibilities. I like to send an email to parents with suggestions of what to watch as a family in the TL and pre and post viewing activities they can do together at home. #earlylang
      In reply to @SECottrell
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:46 PM EST
    I think this brings up such an important point-above & beyond travel, learning another language opens up lots of enjoyable, fun experiences in our lives, a great reason to learn one! #earlylang
    In reply to @MaCristinaRV
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:47 PM EST
    Q5 coming right up for #earlylang!
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 23 @ 8:47 PM EST
    A4: Much of the work we do is about deeper awareness - both of the TL/TC, & their own language & culture. I don’t assign reading outside of class, but I love when Ss come back & share something they read that they were able to connect back to learning from our class. #earlylang
  • reyesjessica6 Jan 23 @ 8:48 PM EST
    A4: Honestly, I have to work more on this with my older students. Sometimes I have to remind them not to read words in English like the month “mayo” and not like mayo (mayonnaise). Definitely open for any ideas/feedback. #earlylang
  • srtacoulehan Jan 23 @ 8:48 PM EST
    I’m showing Masha y el Oso tomorrow to first graders! Our thematic year is all about school. Check out this adorable episode about Masha wanting to go to school! And it’s funny lol. I laughed out loud A LOT while previewing! #earlylang https://t.co/8FDeM0Hl06
    In reply to @teachmerussian
  • sspielb Jan 23 @ 8:48 PM EST
    Our Community Life & Diversity team did an incredible PD day on cultural competency & I think my answer has shifted to culture first. We can turn ANYTHING into a language experience! Go ahead of time and create a QR code hunt in TL, have Ss show their knowledge in TL. #earlylang
    In reply to @srtacoulehan, @SECottrell
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:49 PM EST
    Q5 Here's the last regular question for tonight's chat: What's different for us, what do we have to consider because we're in #earlylang?
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:49 PM EST
    A4 Well.....my curriculum is based on a set of mini books so..... lots of encouragement & support to share and read at home, even when the reading is more from memory than actual decoding-early steps in literacy that build towards greater ones :)))) #EarlyLang
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:50 PM EST
    I always find this funny to see Masha y Oso in Spanish, I'm too used to seeing it in Russian. Kinda the flip, like seeing Peppa in English after I only ever see it in Spanish-just weird! lololol #earlylang
    In reply to @srtacoulehan, @teachmerussian
  • MaestraAubreyCT Jan 23 @ 8:50 PM EST
    A5: I think one of the biggest issues is the very fact that they are young, and we can’t encourage them to go out about the community engaging with diverse people independently. They require adult support for that. #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:51 PM EST
    I tweeted Q5... but in case it's not showing up for you in the column like it's not showing up for me! #earlylang
  • srtacoulehan Jan 23 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A5 obviously our #earlylang students are too young to seek out these experiences on their own. I struggle with this because there are families who don’t have the time or means to travel. That being said, I think finding ways for them to connect with community/family members!
  • teachmerussian Jan 23 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A5: I think that I am hesitant because they are so little and their families don't really always understand the structure of our program, so it is hard to encourage reinforcement that isn't able to be self directed/at home #earlylang
  • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:52 PM EST
    A5: Middle schoolers tend to think within their own bubble. Some will choose to seek out experiences on their own, others won't. But it's interesting to see where opportunities pop up...(1/2) #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:52 PM EST
    Such a real concern! #earlylang
    • srtacoulehan Jan 23 @ 8:51 PM EST
      A5 obviously our #earlylang students are too young to seek out these experiences on their own. I struggle with this because there are families who don’t have the time or means to travel. That being said, I think finding ways for them to connect with community/family members!
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:52 PM EST
    Last Q for #EarlyLang tonight
    • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:49 PM EST
      Q5 Here's the last regular question for tonight's chat: What's different for us, what do we have to consider because we're in #earlylang?
  • nathanlutz - Moderator Jan 23 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A4: I like having students listen to recorded text being read to them as they read. Especially important for emerging readers to do so. #earlylang
  • MundodePepita Jan 23 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A5 I like to think of out of classroom experiences not just out of school, but in school (just not in our classrm), such as assemblies, Open House Night, special events, etc. There are tons of ways to incorporate our content in those events #EarlyLang
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:53 PM EST
    So true. #earlylang
    • teachmerussian Jan 23 @ 8:52 PM EST
      A5: I think that I am hesitant because they are so little and their families don't really always understand the structure of our program, so it is hard to encourage reinforcement that isn't able to be self directed/at home #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:54 PM EST
    A5 obviously, reading/website activities are a problem with the younger ones. Also, parents have real concerns about more screen/internet but that's often a main route to these experiences. #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:54 PM EST
    We'll wrap up Q5 and do some "reflaction" here shortly! #earlylang
  • nathanlutz - Moderator Jan 23 @ 8:55 PM EST
    A2: living so close to NYC, we are fortunate to have a ton of French resources for families to expose their children to #earlylang
  • reyesjessica6 Jan 23 @ 8:55 PM EST
    A5: Many of my Ss are very fortunate to go away for vacations. When they go to a Spanish-speaking country like Colombia, DR, Mexico, etc., they love to share pictures and souvenirs from their trip. #earlylang
  • teachmerussian Jan 23 @ 8:56 PM EST
    Thanks so much for letting me play!it was fun! #earlylang
  • JL_Delf Jan 23 @ 8:56 PM EST
    Q5 I think it’s important to remember that these little ones will be our future, so we need to frame all experiences in a positive light, and help them see the other person’s perspective as valid, not just different #EarlyLang
  • nathanlutz - Moderator Jan 23 @ 8:57 PM EST
    A1: I think it’s essential for us to show the real-world relevancy of our language. It becomes so much more important to them when it’s something the world uses and not just something we use in the classroom. #earlylang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:57 PM EST
    RF - what changes for you after tonight's #earlylang?
  • nathanlutz - Moderator Jan 23 @ 8:58 PM EST
    A5: whatever we encourage them to do has be accessible both in terms of acquiring it (financially or just based on availability) but also interesting for them #earlylang
  • nathanlutz - Moderator Jan 23 @ 8:59 PM EST
    RF: I’m energized to keep making those suggestions and I feel I need to do a better job of proving the actual materials for some of them #earlylang
  • MllesrtaUrso Jan 23 @ 8:59 PM EST
    A5: I’ve had kids tell me they’ve spoken Spanish to students from other schools on ski club trips. I’ve had gamers tell me they use their French on Xbox. (2/2) #EarlyLang
  • SECottrell Jan 23 @ 8:59 PM EST
    Ugh, Tweetdeck. It didn't show up again. ICYMI - ReflAction - what changes for you after tonight's #earlylang ?