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    Dear ACTFL Community, Thank you for your continued engagement throughout this year! In order to help organize the Community a little better, we have created an "Educator Resources" Community . All non-ACTFL events and services must be posted in this Community. Examples include (but are not limited to): call for proposals/submissions, conference ...

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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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    Thank you. I like the term "academic Spanish". ------------------------------ Lorra Metko lorrametko@gmail.com ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Thank you for your insight. I appreciate hearing the experience of a Heritage Language speaker. Also, I like the term "un anglicismo"; it doesn't sound as pejorative as "Spanglish". ------------------------------ Lorra Metko lorrametko@gmail.com ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    I had that problem a few years ago and convincing the administration to create a Spanish class for Heritage Learners was one of my biggest fights. Unfortunately, the class was eliminated when I left the school, so they are all back in a regular Spanish class.  The use of Spanglish is a tricky one basically because I am not sure what it means here in ...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Brigid, I used the VOCES on-line curriculum for my home schooled high school students this year. There are many cultural articles, videos, pictures, but many of them are in English. When I first signed up for the program, I noticed this and called to speak with a representative from Teacher's Discovery. She told me that in the Spanish II series ...

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