Publication Date


Document Type



Master of Education (MEd)

MA Concentration

Educational Technology


PBL, French, world language, second language acquisition


Roger Pence, Pamela A. Redmond, Jim O'Connor


Project-Based Learning has become the popular approach world wide and in most of the schools in California. What are the implications for implementing the PBL approach in a World Language classroom? Should World language teachers focus their energy on the transition or is PBL just another fad? Despite PBL having been around for a while, it is still considered as an innovative approach and too many teachers lack of training and therefore need guidance to launch projects or create driving questions. The literature shows positive reviews about the PBL methodology so it is time for all the teachers to start integrating this new approach. Hopefully, the PBL website and the French classroom website created for the World Language department of Napa High School may help teachers embrace technology and PBL implementation in their classroom and provide an online place for a future collaborative effort.