On Thursday, September 26, Princeton Montessori School welcomed 50 educators from around the state for a day of learning centered around the World Language classroom.
The New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) presented an interactive workshop on World Languages. In the workshop, they discussed how learners at any proficiency level can tap into the power of using authentic resources to serve as rich input and explored various types of authentic cultural resources to better inform students’ knowledge of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. There are many ways in which we can use those carefully gleaned authentic resources to create engaging activities to inspire our students to better speak and write in the target language. Participants developed inspired tasks based on their existing curricular themes and newly-found authentic resources from their target culture.