5 Tips for Foreign Language Teachers to Improve Student Outcomes

As a foreign language teacher, how do you engage your students? 

The answer may vary from instructor to instructor, but every foreign language teacher should include methods to practice active learning and intrigue their students. 

To offer some insight and ideas, we’re sharing five tips for foreign language teachers to improve student outcomes. 

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1. Use Visuals, Gestures, and Expressions 

Provide context for your students through visuals, gestures, and expressions. Doing so will give your students something to associate new words and concepts with. Rather than providing an explanation, try drawing on the board, playing charades, or showing a video. 

Research suggests that incorporating gestures, pictures, and slides helps make activities more motivating and meaningful for students. And along with feeling more meaningful, the atmosphere of your class will be fun and dynamic when you incorporate visuals, gestures, and expressions. 

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