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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 is ...

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    Participating in the Nicaragua Summer Exchange program was a formative personal experience and essential to achieving my lifelong goal of fluency in Spanish. The program provides an ideal balance between language study, community service, and cultural engagement. Living with a local host family was a highlight was a highlight of the program, providing ...

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    I highly recommend the videos that go along with the Scholastic classroom magazines (¿Qué tal? is the level I Spanish title). I have only ever used the French (Allons-y is the level I french title), but I think they are so useful! The videos feature native speakers and use current vocab while still going along with typical content. They are challenging ...

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    Hola, I found a site with a list of videos to use in class (free and paid). I use the videos and make my own lessons but there are lessons already prepared for you for a fee. https://www.throwawayyourtextbook.com/blog/cortometraje-activities Throw Away Your Textbook!Ideas For a Fun & Focused Spanish Classroom ...

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    Christine, There is a website that I would consider mostly authentic.  It is generally interviews of native speakers.  The interviews are not rehearsed.  It is  https://bablingua.com/    You have to pay for a subscription but it is not too crazy expensive in my opinion.  Yabla is another site that has a mix of videos - some more authentic than others.  ...

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    Upgrading their curriculum like the usual private kansas city high school can help solve this issue. ------------------------------ Harry Kent misterharrykent@gmail.com ------------------------------

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