WorldView: A Language Blog

WorldView is a place for leaders in the fields of language education, global citizenship, immersion learning, and other topics central to the Concordia Language Villages mission to address issues important to their fields.

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Hip Hop and Language Learning

By Liz Przybylski | Published: February 13, 2018

Continuing February’s theme of Innovative Settings to Teach and Learn, Liz Przybylski offers an engaging tool for language teaching: hip hop. By bringing the work of rappers from around the world into language learning, and encouraging learners to write their own verse, you enrich the understanding of a language’s rhythms and accents.

An Agile Mindset in Education

By Paul Magnuson | Published: February 6, 2018

We continue our monthly theme with the WorldView Blog and are focusing on Innovative Settings to Teach and Learn during the month of February. This week, Paul Magnuson takes us to Switzerland, where his teaching team is using principles from manufacturing and software development to support students in regulating their own learning.

WorldView Good Reads: Off the Press for January 2018

Published: January 29, 2018

​Here are good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention during our focus on courage for the month of January.

Those Times We Call on Courage

By Tove Dahl | Published: January 22, 2018

A boy stands on a ten-meter high dive.

Continuing our month-long

series on courage, Tove Dahl defines what courage is, what makes exercising it so challenging, and why practicing everyday courage is so rewarding. Her comments reflect both her research as an educational psychologist and her long-term role as dean of the Norwegian Language Village.

Cultivating Courageous Learners

By Heidi E. Hamilton | Published: January 16, 2018

Villagers debate at the Global Summit.

In the second installment of our Perspectives on Courage series, Heidi Hamilton discusses the courage necessary to learn a new language: courage to make mistakes and to navigate the world with linguistic limitations. Since the beginning, Concordia Language Villages has worked to nurture villagers’ courage, creating a space for them to take on new challenges, and grow both in the language and in themselves.

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