NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Lost in Translation: New Languages, New Learning

EDUC 792 or 600




Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $390

Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge

Course Description:

Learn how to use active learning strategies to increase student success at the middle and high school level. This course incorporates brain research, multiple intelligences, alternative assessments and technology to engage and motivate students to learn language content.


As a result of this participation in this course, students should:

1.  Create effective lessons using a variety of proven instructional techniques

2.  Understand the concept of differentiation and incorporate these strategies into lesson design

3.  Understand what brain research has shown regarding foreign language instruction

4.  Integrate the multiple intelligences into current lessons/activities

5.  Articulate why foreign language instruction is important


The required reading is found in the following text:
Blaz, D. (1999).  Foreign Language Teacher’s Guide to Active Learning.  Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education

"Making a Case for Foreign Language" Checkley, K.  Curriculum Update, Winter 1996, Vol. 10, No. 2

"The Travels of Tito" by Deby Doloff Curriculum Technology Quarterly, Winter 2000, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 5

"Bridging the Gap in Distance Learning" by Lynn Fulton-Archer Curriculum Technology Quarterly, Winter 2000, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 6

“New Technologies for the 21st Century Foreign Language Classroom" by Janice B. Paulsen
Curriculum Technology Quarterly, Winter 2000, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 1–2, 4

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