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  • Posted in: Language Educators

    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 ...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    I teach High School and have begun to use Talkabroad for my level 2 and up students.  The students (and I) were VERY happy with the experience.  While the platform could be improved a bit to make it more user friendly, we will continue to use it and expand conversations for all the classes.  Talkabroad is piloting a new format for cheaper and shorter ...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Hi Florencia and community, Chris here from Boomalang. Excited to see this discussion! I wanted to clarify, Boomalang and Talkabroad are similarly priced. The most significant difference is that Boomalang offers 15-min. conversations. For ex: $40 on Talkabroad = 3, 30-min. conversations $40 on Boomalang = 6, 15-min. conversations There are a few ...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Hello, we are conducting a study about Spanish L2 teachers' opinions of graded readers and reading in the classroom. If you have the time to take the questionnaire for the study, that would be great. It should take around 20 minutes. This is the link: https://denison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_246U6E9cYREXyxn If you have any questions, email ...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    We have piloted and are still piloting several platforms that offer exchanges with native speakers: Conversifi, Linguameeting, Wespeke, Speaky, etc. etc. Boomalang is a bit more expensive than TalkAbroad (in Boomalang 30 minutes = $16, but with TalkAbroad, if they buy 5 conversations, then it's only $10 per 30 minutes). Our Center has been gathering ...

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