Going Global in the World Language Classroom Ideas, Strategies, and Resources for Teaching and Learning With the World
With this practical resource, you’ll learn how to promote global readiness and build international connections in the world language classroom. Master educator Erin E. H. Austin shares original strategies to facilitate productive language learning and demonstrates how to foster a rigorous, inclusive, and enriching environment. Designed to improve student motivation and engagement, the book is a shift from teaching about the world to teaching with the world. You’ll come away with plenty of inspiring and effective ways to not only invite the world into the classroom, but also bring the classroom to the world, and in so doing, support an inviting classroom environment.
The book abounds with low-cost, ready-to-implement tools, activities, and lesson plans. The approaches in this book include coordinating international and world language events at school, using online resources to connect students to new languages and cultures, and broadening student horizons through books and podcasts. Austin also offers ways that further develop students’ global education through travel and study abroad opportunities. With this book, your students will become culturally-literate, motivated language learners who will be ready to enter the global community and continue to learn from and with the world.
Meet the Author
Section 1: The Case for a Global Connection Plan
Chapter 1: Understanding Global Education
Chapter 2: Creating a Global Connection Plan
Section 2: Leveraging Lower-Cost Options
Chapter 3: Hosting
Chapter 4: World Language Storytime
Chapter 5: World Language Day at _____
Chapter 6: Empatico
Chapter 7: ePals
Chapter 8: International Events in an IB Setting
Chapter 9: International Student Panel
Chapter 10: Video Options
Chapter 11: Podcasts
Chapter 12: Window Swap
Chapter 13: City Walks
Chapter 14: News in Slow _____
Chapter 15: SDG Units
Section 3: Leveraging Higher-Cost Options
Chapter 16: Student Trips Abroad
Chapter 17: Concordia Language Villages
Chapter 18: Global Literature
Chapter 19: Global Volunteers and Global Leaders
Chapter 20: CIEE High School Summer Study Abroad
Chapter 21: Virtual Reality
Chapter 22: Forging Your Own Path
Section 4: The Way Forward
Chapter 23: Increasing Our Own Global Competence
Chapter 24: Converting the Naysayers
Chapter 25: Igniting the Spark
"Educators will find this text as a useful guide for promoting engagement with local and global language communities, centering equity and cross-cultural understanding, and preparing students to be globally competent change agents—all while supporting language proficiency goals. This innovative, accessible, and practical text is sure to challenge, encourage, and inspire educators as they imagine the possibilities of a global education within their teaching contexts."
--L. J. Randolph Jr., Ed.D, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Erin Austin’s excellent work in explaining global education's real essence is commendable. This concept needs to be more understood in today's times, where classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse. [Her book] is a crucial read for individuals seeking to enhance their global competence."
--Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D., Founder of the Leading Equity Center and Host of the Leading Equity Podcast
"Get ready to ... ‘change the world.’ Going Global in the World Language Classroom will ignite a spark in you to challenge your current understanding of global education and what it means to bring global competence to the classroom. With humility and empathy, Erin E. H. Austin presents the need for global perspectives and provides tools to support global readiness. Discover educators' and students' inspiring first-hand experiences and explore ways to bring global perspectives to your school. Your classroom will never be the same."
--Sara A. Sneed, President & CEO, The NEA Foundation