So You Say?


ACTFL invites educators to air their views on topics we will cover in our So You Say feature in each issue of The Language Educator.

Each issue of The Language Educator will include a So You Say feature, an area where our readers offer their opinions on topics relevant to language education. The Editor will select representative statements and they will be published in the magazine. Submit today!

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    looking for Spanish competitions

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    When I was in high school in Wyoming we had a program called FLIP (foreign language incentive program) -- I have been in search of something similar for years. Our German students are able to participate in "German Days" at Washington University,...

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    RE: 80:20 Rule + 90% Target Language + Comprehensible...

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    Eric, Fair enough (why is on ACTFL, then?), but this is not a new idea, and ACTFL has been connected in the past: ​ http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED281353 A more thorough search would probably lend more recent results, but I don't know that...

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    Thanksgiving Resources

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    Looking for ideas for Thanksgiving in your World Language classes? Check out http://www.connectwithlanguages.com/engagement-and-hands-on-activities/thanksgiving

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    RE: 80:20 Rule + 90% Target Language + Comprehensible...

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    The topic of contexualized input and silence period caught my attention. I teach world language teaching methods to students who want to French or Spanish in the future. Since I am a native speaker of Japanese, I often provide examples in Japanese....

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    RE: 80:20 Rule + 90% Target Language + Comprehensible...

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    You got me Lance. I have to respond :) That is truly mind boggling - 90% and 80:20. But I don't think they have to be mutually exclusive, or contradictory, or contrary. If the premise is 80:20, which I highly support, then of the 20%...

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