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: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    Ms. Smith said: ...there are proficient teachers and there are "not so" proficient teachers.... By this reasoning, if we were doctors, it wouldn't matter if doctors were proficient or not. The latter would not communicate with each other...

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    To the unknown user et al, Thank you for your generous and thorough input. I particularly agree with the statement "When meaningful passages are used rather than lists of words or nonsense syllables, no interference effects are found (Haberlandt,...

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    RE: Heritage speaker programs

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    Hi Christopher, Thanks so much for responding. We are primarily interested in your last two bullet points - What lead to the creation of your heritage program and enrollment and demographics of your students? We have a substantial number...

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    I have been following this thread since it was just a little baby. It is so wonderful to see so many passionate, dedicated, and articulate language teachers. I fear that Mr. Herman will never get the response to the question he so thoughtfully...

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    Thank you, Dr. Paul Sandrock for your response. Can you clarify for me: What is a theme? A topic with a meaningful and engaging context? If we're defining a theme as a meaningful and engaging context, then "Wahooo!" Although ACTFL says it promotes...

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