Finally! Spring Break is here. Even if it is for the entire week or only one or two days, students, teachers, and yes, even administrators, relish the chance to step away from the classroom and take an extended brain break.
Often enough, world language educators tend to be the ones who may not actually break-away from school, but take it with them. And not in terms of grading papers or planning for the following weeks of classes, but by eagerly escorting students to places that actually speak the language they are teaching and learning.
There is nothing more exciting for a world language educator than sharing with students the actual countries, cities, monuments, events, foods, and people they have been telling them about throughout their courses. To see and experience the culture through novice eyes is a gift. Students fall in love with everything – including the language – and return more motivated than ever to continue their language study. As most students – and teachers – will tell you, it’s life changing.
World language educators also tend to be the ones who travel during this time – even without students. And oh, the places they go! Even if they don’t leave the USA!
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