Community-based Language Learning offers the first manual for world language educators interested in community-based learning (CBL). CBL includes pedagogical approaches that connect academic learning objectives with experiential learning, ranging from reciprocal partnerships with the community (e.g., community engagement, service-learning) to one-directional learning situations (e.g., community service, site visits, etc.). Despite this method's wide use, there is a lack of pedagogical resources in CBL for language educators.
This handbook prepares teachers for community-based language learning (CBLL) by offering solid theoretical frameworks and well-designed, engaging exercises that help students build authentic relationships as they engage with world language communities in the US. Case studies based on interviews with community members and students provide real-world examples that foster thoughtful reflection. Activities in each chapter explore modes of written and oral communication that foster second language development. The authors have extensive experience in this area and bring their knowledge to this project.
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Number of pages: 207
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm