This is the book about the “Virtual Residence Language™” method which has as its priorities having students learn the language in authentic contexts and practice speaking the language all over the city in realistic situations. Your language students “live” virtually in their own apartments in Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, Beijing, Mexico City, Chicago, Tokyo, or another city for the year (or duration of the course) to learn and apply the language all over the city in real-life authentic culture contexts. This book is the basic "how-to" guide for setting up a Virtual Residence Language (VRL) course.
1. the rationale
2. the flight
3. getting situated in an apartment
4. typical daily activities (errands, visiting, attending, exploring, etc.)
5. ways to plug into the city on the Internet
6. how to speak all over the city
7. ideas for how to perpetuate the “virtual” residence for the year.
If we can't take our students to a world city, we can do the next best thing; simulate the experience. Students learn valuable city skills, as the city becomes like a second home. Adapt the text material of any textbook to VRL. Make language real! Students really love "living' in their own apartments in Paris, and teachers have so much emjoyment creating "authentic lesson plans."
Spiral-bound 8 1/2" x 11"