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Teacher’s Corner

World Language teachers play a vital role in helping NC State and the Poole College of Management offer the International Business Dual Degree (IBDD) Program. Without the language education you provide in high school throughout North Carolina and the entire United States, we would not be able to have students pursue this in-depth international program and become fluent in a second language.

Learning a second language is the foundation of the IBDD Program and your teaching makes this program possible.

Videos Series on Higher Education

To show our appreciation and to help us spread the word about IBDD, we have created a series of videos that compare the higher education system in the United States to the higher education systems in our five target countries / languages: China, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Each video is about seven minutes long and can be downloaded and used as a teaching tool. We have also developed a teaching guide for each of the five videos that includes activities and worksheets you can use to connect your students’ learning with these videos.

ChinaWatch VideoTeaching Guide
FranceWatch VideoTeaching Guide
GermanyWatch VideoTeaching Guide
ItalyWatch VideoTeaching Guide
SpainWatch VideoTeaching Guide

Each video ends with a short promotion of IBDD. We kindly ask that you show the video until the very end and encourage students to reach out to us if they are interested or have any questions.

Let us know how you use these videos. Send us an email at poole_global@ncsu.edu or post on Instagram and tag us at @ncstate_ibdd. We would love to hear from you and see the creative ways you use these videos!

Virtual Classroom Visits

One of the best ways to recruit students to IBDD is to go into world language classrooms and do a presentation on the IBDD Program. We are now pleased to offer virtual visits to your classroom where we can zoom in and share information on the program. When scheduling a virtual visit we try to include a current student who started at NC State and/or an international student from one of our partner schools. Virtual sessions can run from 20-45 minutes depending on your availability. To schedule a virtual classroom visit, please email us at poole_global@ncsu.edu.

Teacher Advisory Board

As mentioned above, world language teachers are the lifeblood of our program. To helps us keep in touch with trends in high school language education and to learn how we can improve our outreach to your students, the IBDD Teacher Advisory Board was formed this fall. We are pleased to welcome the following three world language teachers and administrators to the inaugural board.

  • Wendy Burgbacher
    World Language Department Chair, German Teacher, Germany Exchange (GAPP) Coordinator
    Cary Academy (Cary, NC)
  • Kimberly Pilling
    Director, Global Languages
    Guilford County Schools
    Greensboro (NC)
  • Diana M. Toro  NBCT, MA
    Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools 
    A​P World Languages Lead Teacher
    AP Spanish V / Civilization and Culture I-II Teacher
    National Spanish Honor Society Adviser
    South Mecklenburg High school (Charlotte, NC)

As a world language teacher, if you have any thoughts or ideas, please share them with us at poole_global@ncsu.edu.