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The Flipped Language Classroom RESOURCES

Below are resources for exploring the possibilities of the flipped classroom, professional learning networks where educators are discussing blended learning and reverse instruction, and tools for designing your own flipped language classroom!

What? Flipped teaching is a form of blended learning which encompasses any use of Internet technology to leverage the learning in a classroom, so a teacher can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. This is most commonly being done using teacher-created videos that students view outside of class time. It is also known as backwards classroom, reverse instruction, flipping the classroom, and reverse teaching (accessed on Wikipedia 11/11/12).

Why? Some typical challenges in the traditional world language classroom include:

  • diverse learning styles and levels --> need for different pacing
  • having sufficient contact time with each student; allowing each student time to produce language during class
  • the struggle to maintain target language use, even during complicated grammar or culture lessons

How? Find videos that can connect to your "traditional" lessons

How? DIY! Create your own videos/vodcasts using these webtools

Other Resources

  • BLOG: The Spanish flipped classroom
  • BLOG: What does a good flipped class look like?
  • BLOG: Three keys to a flipped classroom
  • The TED-Ed flip tool in the foreign language classroom
  • Video tutorial for the TED-Ed flip tool for FLs
  • Vodcasting and the flipped classroom
  • PDF: Flipping It: Reversed instruction in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • Foreign Language Flipped Class Resources
  • FlippedLearning Network: FL Teachers Ning
  • Video: The Flipped Class Solves the Problem of Differentiation
  • Video: Foreign Language teachers workshop series – “Flipping the Language Coin”
  • Video: The Basics of Blended Learning
  • Edutopia online group for the uses of technology (including flipped classroom) in teaching FLs
  • Podcast: Flipping Foreign Language
  • PowerPoint: "The Flipped Language Classroom"