Integrating STEM Topics in the World Language Classroom

The Workshop

This session will show how science, technology, engineering, and math topics can serve as the content and discussion framework for world language classes. Research shows that students learn language best when engaged in hands-on activity. Content-based language teaching simultaneously promotes language acquisition and advances content knowledge. By selecting STEM topics, world language teachers can foster language learning by engaging students in important, real-world projects, while having students utilize their second language knowledge, skills, and abilities to complete the work. Project-based learning integrates all four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing), incorporates collaborative teamwork, and challenges learners to use the target language in different capacities inside and outside the classroom.


MARACAS’ Las Ciencias (Seewald)
Global Language Project