So You Say?


ACTFL invites educators to air their views on topics we will cover in our So You Say feature in each issue of The Language Educator.

Each issue of The Language Educator will include a So You Say feature, an area where our readers offer their opinions on topics relevant to language education. The Editor will select representative statements and they will be published in the magazine. Submit today!

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    RE: 80:20 Rule + 90% Target Language + Comprehensible...

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    The topic of contexualized input and silence period caught my attention. I teach world language teaching methods to students who want to French or Spanish in the future. Since I am a native speaker of Japanese, I often provide examples in Japanese....

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    RE: 80:20 Rule + 90% Target Language + Comprehensible...

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    You got me Lance. I have to respond :) That is truly mind boggling - 90% and 80:20. But I don't think they have to be mutually exclusive, or contradictory, or contrary. If the premise is 80:20, which I highly support, then of the 20%...

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    RE: 80:20 Rule + 90% Target Language + Comprehensible...

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    I'm not sure that 80:20 rule is an ACTFL position. Looks like only a blog post from Jennifer Robertson Montes.

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    RE: 80:20 Rule + 90% Target Language + Comprehensible...

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    It concerns me that: 1) no evidence has been cited to support the efficacy of student-student input, and 2) no concrete method/plan to follow the 80:20 Rule has been presented from those "in the trenches" actually teaching This suggests...

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    Building Proficiency and Global Competence in A...

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    New resources on building proficiency and global competence in Advanced Placement Classes! http://www.connectwithlanguages.com/engagement-and-hands-on-activities/ap-building-proficiency-global-competence

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