Shared physical space and common learning time for
Regular reflection on their learning.
At the completion of the first Modern Language Prototype here are some
of the things we have learned so far
The prototype is meeting students’ needs to continue learning a
language they have invested in.
Students who volunteered for the prototype were highly
motivated to study the language of their home country.
Students reported that they needed to be more independent in
their learning compared to other classes. (Time management,
making learning plans and decisions)
The Modern Language Prototype provides an opportunity for
students to work at their own pace. Students reported this as
both a challenge and a catalyst for their learning.
Students experienced a very high degree of interest in their
Students experienced a very high degree of choice and control in
Student perceptions of their competence (their language
knowledge and skills) were moderately high.
Some students felt isolated from peers during their class
Scheduling changes are needed to support independent
Language learning results were inconclusive.
Sustainably meeting the needs of diverse language learners in the Middle
School will require us to take what we’ve learned into the next Iteration
of the Modern Language Prototypes. We know this prototype is meeting
students’ needs to continue studying a language of their choice. And we
know they are highly interested and motivated to learn the languages