Critical Thinking in Language Teaching: A Rumination

Having spent a series of jam-packed days last week at Music City Center in Nashville at the annual convention of...

Pedagogical Implications of Modeling for Beginners

Learning is optimal for most human beings when they are given just enough structure to feel safe and just enough freedom to feel challenged. This, in my opinion, is the special sauce of meaningful learning design.

Plurilingualism and the Digital

The unconscious bias toward the monolingual and against the plurilingual is very much present in the digital realm. It has been frustrating to me as a language pedagogue that, at least at this moment in the development of digital tools such as WordPress, the screen serves to limit rather than amplify human plurilingualism.

This Week in ODL: July 17-21, 2017

One Portuguese The Office of Digital Learning had an initial meeting last week that brought together faculty from the College,...

Moodle to Canvas: Language Assessment Transitions

With Middlebury’s recent institution-wide transition to a new Learning Management System (LMS), many instructors as well as programs have worked diligently...

Language Learning and the Digital

We think of language learning as an in-person endeavor. At its most elemental level, what is language really about if...

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Benvenuti a Firenze! (Welcome to Florence)

Last week, the Office of Digital Learning and the School in Italy launched a project that we are very proud...

Filming in the Russian Language School

Filming in the Russian Language School

On Saturday, June 25, we began filming a video for the Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian pre-immersion site. The video...

What is Pre-immersion?

At Middlebury, we ask language learners to speak, live, and even dream in their chosen language. Students immerse themselves in...