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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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    Norma, Google Classroom is very handy because of its easy integration with Google Drive. However, there isn't anything that is done in Google Classroom that couldn't be done, with a few more steps, using Google Drive and another website, whether it is Edmodo, Schoology, or simply a wiki page in PB Works. The first question is what do you want...

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    That's a real coincidence about the workshop! Now that you realize that it is the comprehensible input that drives acquisition, you may want to take some (of your "copious" free) time ;-). to look at the personalized activities you are doing in class. Think about where the input is coming from (is it good input, or poorer student-to-student "throughput",...

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    Sigrid: Thank you so much for your reply and your reference to my notes. URI provides an outstanding model for how we might handle the fact that for a long time, avoiding a changing demography and the genuine interest of some of of the most talented foreign-language students. Even though the lit-centered language major is evolving or disappearing,...

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    Terry, Thank you for your suggestion. It is pure coincidence that I read your thread because Martina was at my school today doing an inservice and she recommended your book and needless to say the Mandarin teachers were excited. I loved your shirt in the photo on the book as well. I am totally going to get it so I can improve how I deliver...

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    Hola! My name is Nicolas Arnal. I am a Spanish teacher and have been actively involved in learning more about teaching heritage language speakers. I would like to be able to obtain training in teaching Spanish for proficiency. My family is from Bolivia and I am interested in travel, music, and philosophy. I am looking forward to participating...

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    English in Spain

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    Hello, I'd like to teach English in Spain during the summer of 2017. Does anyone have experience with this that could make recommendations about programs, certifications, etc.? Any advice welcome. I'd like to live with other Spanish speakers. Thank you, Erin Damisch

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    Wow, thank you so much for your feedback! Alicia, I so appreciate all the links! Dawn, do you set up a separate Instagram account for the classroom? And how often is it utilized? I'm just curious. Thanks so much, ladies! ------------------------------ Erin Harmon

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    If you want to provide rich comprehensible input to your beginners, you might want to check out TPRS and other strategies for Teaching with Comprehensible Input. It's easier than finding a specific video for every single thing you want to teach! :-) ------------------------------ Terry Waltz, Ph.D. SquidForBrains Educational Publishing Mandarin through...

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    Qué gracioso.. me hace pensar en mi aplicación favorita que les digo a los estudiantes. ¡Es la aplicación iThink, revolucionario. ------------------------------ [Alicia ] [Quintero] [Spanish Teacher


  • New Membership Levels

    Since its founding in 1967, ACTFL has offered membership to language educators like you based on career stage — Regular, New Teacher, Student, etc. Moving forward, membership levels will be more benefits-driven, giving you control over what you'd like... more

  • ACTFL Mentoring Program

    The 2016-2017 Mentoring Program is now open and accepting applications for both mentors and mentees. For full information and requirements, please visit the mentoring section of the ACTFL website. more

  • Special Focus Topic Article Request: October/November TLE

    Connecting Literacy and Language Learning
    How has literacy changed and what impact does that have on learning a second language? Literacy, traditionally defined as the ability to read and write, has now evolved into multiple, multimodal, and multifaceted... more

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