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    Welcome to the ACTFL Community! Our ACTFL community gets bigger every day. Many of you already know one another, while others are brand-new faces. For everyone new, and not-so-new, take a little time to introduce yourselves. Share your name, where you're from, what language(s) you teach, at what level, and why you believe language education...

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    Thanks, this is great! Rubrics really drive me a bit crazy...this solves some of the problems. ------------------------------ Jeenna Canche jeennacanche@gmail.com

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    Dear Fellow Language Educators, During the month of August, my wife and I have been working on the basics of Kachikel. One of my current projects is to generate a phonetic inventory of the language. I will be using PRAAT and R to analyze the data I have collected from the Kachikel speaker who was our teacher. If anyone is interested, I don't mind...

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    Dear Fellow Language Educators, My wife and I have spent the month of August in a small town adjacent to Antigua, Guatemala. During our time in the area, we worked with two local schools, Coleigo Boston and Patojos. We were given full access to observe classes at both schools. The structure of either school was completely different from the other....

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    RE: Funiber

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    UNK in Kearney, NE has an online M.A.Ed. in Spanish education. I have heard only good things about it. Good luck! www.unk.edu ------------------------------ Terry Glaze pilotnebr@yahoo.com

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    Bonjour! My name is Laila Kharrat and I am starting my 10th year in teaching French at The Episcopal School of Dallas. My native languages are Arabic and English, and I am fluent in French, intermediate in Spanish, and beginner in German. I have also studied Hindi and am interested in Polish, Swedish, and Japanese (but I have not studied those yet!)....

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    I happened upon a very humorous youtube presentation called LEER ESTA DE MODA. A young man is explaining to today's young people this new invention called "BOOK"--pronounced "BUK"-- He explains how it never needs to be charged. How you use a simple device to mark the spot where you stopped. etc. etc. So funny. Simply do a search for the title....

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    Funiber

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    Hi all, I would love to hear from anyone who has completed or is currently working on a graduate program through FUNIBER . There was a little chatter on the forum a while back, but that was five years ago. I heard some not-so-great things about interacting with the NY office. Much of the negative feedback was related to their setup but I don't...

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    Thanks for sharing. I am not a French Teacher but I love to learn about other cultures. I teach Spanish and I like to include stories from other people and cultures in the target language. A few years ago I did research and wrote some content about the plight of girls educatuon in Africa and Some parts of the Middle East/ Asia. I could not believe...

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    Dear colleagues, I'm doing teacher training for a tutoring program for girls in a rural area of Cameroon and am writing a blog--I thought some of you might be interested in reading it. I got my start working with this small non-profit through the work my students in AP French did with the founder and CEO three years ago, and now I am actually...

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