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    Join us for our first ever Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Friday, September 30th. 2016 Teacher of the Year, Ted Zarrow will be answering all your questions, here on the ACTFL Community. Feel free to post your questions on this thread any time this week. Use the blue "reply to discussion" to get started! We look forward to seeing your questions and...

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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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    Dear Alicia, Thanks for writing! You might want to talk with Virginia Hildebrandt about what she's been doing with novels. I talked with her this weekend at #CIMW, the inaugural Comprehensible Midwest conference, and she's got some really fabulous diversity-rich beginning Spanish novels that she's written and published. Her website is: http://www.1goodstory.net/...

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    Hi All, I teach English for Academic Purposes at New York University. I specialize in improving students' speaking and listening abilities, focusing on accent reduction, oral presentation skills, and cross-cultural communicative strategies. I'm looking forward to presenting at this conference with my colleague Abby Porter. ------------------------------...

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    Terry, I was also thinking that many times when people learn a language, they are also in the language environment where they can practice so this eliminates the need for homework. In the real world or in other countries people learn language because they need them to survive in their new context so going to the grocery store speaking to the...

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    Tango Show at Angelitos, BA (yo fui en Abril con mi clase) Los jóvenes de Argentina This post is the second in a five series lessons on Identity for my upper level Spanish class. Click here to read about the beginning lessons, video and speaking activities that inform the tasks below. *Side note, this year...

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    In terms of the proficiency level, I would say that Advanced high and above would be necessary to read random information from these sources. More specific or information tailored to a specific topic could require a lesser level of proficiency. For example, I used snippets of authentic newspapers and broadcasts in the class, but usually the input...

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    Muy interesante la información que compartiste con nosotros. Yo no recuerdo haber tenido tanta tarea que hacer en casa como las que se les dio a mis hijos ahora. Como maestra, yo sé que acá en los Estados Unidos los padres cargan a los hijos de actividades después de la escuela. Es tanto que estos chicos no comienzan a...

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    Hello Everyone! My name is Valerie Sun and I am an Ed.D. Candidate at Cal State Los Angeles with my research focus on dual-language immersion teachers. I was a kindergarten French dual-language immersion teacher and I am currently part-time faculty at CSU, Fullerton teaching pre-service teachers. I live in the Los Angeles area. I find language...

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    Articulo from elperiodico.es. Some parents boicoteando. http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/sociedad/guerra-deberes-familias-pedagogos-5410543 El Periódico La guerra de los deberes Viernes, 23 de septiembre del 2016 - 22:41 CEST Mientras las escuelas mantengan el...

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