In the third edition of a bestseller, author Deborah Blaz helps you differentiate lessons for your world language students based on their learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, and comfort zones. This practical book uses brain-based teaching strategies to help students of all ability levels thrive in a rigorous differentiated learning environment. Each chapter provides classroom-tested activities and tiered lesson plans to help you teach vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in world language classes in ways that are interactive, engaging, and effective for all learners.

Features new to this edition include:

  • activities aligned with the latest ACTFL and CEFR standards
  • ideas and activities for project-based learning, virtual learning, and learning with digital tools, such as ChatGPT
  • up-to-date latest guidance on learning styles and using variety in teaching
  • more photocopiable forms, checklists, and handouts for suggested activities

You’ll also learn how to differentiate assessment effectively to help all students show their full potential. Classroom-ready tools and templates can be downloaded as free support material from our website (www.routledge.com/9781032258287) for immediate use.

chapter 1|8 pages

Differentiated instruction

What it is/what it isn't

chapter 2|26 pages

From content to process to product

chapter 3|52 pages

Planning a differentiated unit

chapter 4|27 pages

Ideas smorgasbord

Vocabulary study, speaking and listening

chapter 5|20 pages

Ideas smorgasbord


chapter 6|15 pages

Ideas smorgasbord

Writing and review

chapter 7|21 pages

Differentiated assessment

chapter 8|7 pages

Reflections on differentiation