Use these core practices to grow globally competent students
Use the target language for learning. Don’t use English as the default for checking meaning or understanding.
Design communicative activities. Provide real-life examples of different languages’ words or phrases used in everyday situations, which can interest the learner and serve as reminders that people use the target language in their everyday lives.
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Teach grammar as a concept and use it in context. Avoid memorized and rehearsed use of language. Rather, teach learners the purpose and meaning of a specific word or phrase.
Emily Ann Brown is associate editor.