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February 26, 2013
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  • Students apply language skills during field trip to Minn. zoo
    The Minnesota Zoo recently hosted students from a Chinese immersion school for an event that blends biology and foreign language learning. Students used their second language to sing songs, play games and talk about the creatures they encountered. "This is an opportunity for students to apply their skills in real life," said Sue Berg, the school's executive director. "That's the end goal, conversation and interaction." Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.) (2/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
  • Map provides snapshot of NYC tweets by language
    Researchers have analyzed the languages used on Twitter in New York City and created a map showing tweets by language. English and Spanish top the list, but the map also shows significant numbers of tweets in languages such as Korean and Russian. FastCoExist (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • App downloads doubled in 2012, will break 100 billion by 2017
    Global mobile application downloads doubled last year from 29.5 billion to 60.1 billion, generating $8.4 billion in revenue, according to Berg Insight. Downloads are slated to reach more than 100 billion in four years. "[C]ommon strategies today among many of the top revenue-generating app developers are to publish apps featuring a social layer on more than one platform using free-to-download monetization," Berg Insight's Johan Svanberg said. "Like almost no other digital product, mobile apps represent a global opportunity with more or less instant worldwide distribution." eWeek (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Registration and housing now open for ACTFL 2013
    Register and make your hotel reservations now to get the best rates and housing selection for the 2013 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, Nov. 22-24, in Orlando, FL. This year's convention features the first-ever ACTFL research paper presentations, increased networking and career-development opportunities, a new PowerShare session, opening general session speaker, Tony Wagner, and more educational sessions than ever before! Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Don't miss ACTFL workshops at upcoming regional conferences
    ACTFL presents two daylong workshops addressing the current needs of all language educators: "Common Core Standards through World Languages: Developing Literacy for 21st Century Learners" and "The Oral Proficiency Interview Familiarization Assessment Workshop." Both workshops will be presented in conjunction with NECTFL and CSCTFL in March, and SWCOLT and SCOLT in April. Visit the websites of each region to learn more about these exciting professional development opportunities. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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2012 Annual Convention & World Languages Expo

Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Head of Modern LanguagesThe Nightingale-Bamford SchoolNew York, NY
Kindergarten/World Language Partner Teachers - Spanish Immersion ProgramSeaford School DistrictSeaford, DE
Assistant Professor - FrenchAustin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN
Researcher in Applied LinguisticsHoroof Language CenterDubai, United Arab Emirates
Kindergarten/World Language Partner Teachers - Spanish Immersion ProgramSeaford School DistrictUS - DE - Seaford
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