Tag: fostering

Cutting to the Common Core: Fostering Academic Interaction

Kate Kinsella offers an action plan to encourage second language learners to participate in constructive classroom discussionA primary goal of English language development and world-language coursework is to ensure that students develop the verbal and written language skills to communicate effectively in social and academic settings. To develop communicative competence, students at all grade levels and proficiency levels need...

Fostering Francophilia

Global French use will determine France's future.According to a new report commissioned by President François Hollande, the global decline of French speakers could slash employment in France by 120,000 jobs by 2020 and by 500,000 by 2050. The report, “La francophonie et la francophile : moteurs de développement durable,” (Francophonie and Francophilia: Drivers of Sustainable Development) written by pundit...