You have some great activities and I particularly like the sound and visuals. We teach French, Spanish and ASL to college students with learning disabilities. The multi-modal aspects are very important, especially for students who may not process text only so well.
Janie L. Duncan
Chair, World Languages Department
I am reflecting on last year's free-hello-world-time day and will try to articulate why I found it so successful and productive.
Previously I had always directed the children to activities to reinforce the day's learning topic; but this time, I just stepped back and let them explore.
I was surprised and pleased to see their delight in making their own discoveries on the website and their enthusiasm in sharing those discoveries with their friends.
I was particularly surprised how much they enjoyed the songs. We sing a lot in class already, so I had never directed them to that part of your web site, but they found it, loved it and shared it. This year we will do free hello-world time more often! Discovery is a great way to learn.