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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    WOW! What a lively thread this has become, although it seems to have shifted from CI / CO to use of thematic units, #authres, etc. To me, the issue really comes down to becoming too narrow in one's approach to teaching. I think it's important to...

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

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    The discussion thread around thematic units has presented many issues asking for clarification. I would like to share a few thoughts in response: The rationale behind using a theme to focus a unit of instruction is to provide a meaningful and...

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    RE: Heritage speaker programs

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    We have language courses on-line (we use BrainHoney) different levels.Heritage students enroll in a course according to their writing and reading proficiency, and complete activities independently. Students can be integrated in speaking activities...

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

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    Rachel, thank you for your comments. You are correct that we are all different and have different students. You have chosen something that "works for me and my students". That is excellent. However, how do you know that what you are doing works _best_...

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

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    Thank you for your link to Google Scholar, Bob. I was unfamiliar with it. Unfortunately, the links require payment to various organizations in order to access the documents, and I am not certain that they link to research, so this could become a quite...

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