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.

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    Here is my personal take on thematic units and this thread. I will readily admit that I will not be presenting research, so you may not wish to read on. If you read this document http://www.wmsde.org/Customized/uploads/thematic%20unit.pdf, it explains...

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    I am one of those teachers that you describe Mr. Lawler (Sean). You express exactly my thoughts on this important matter. I apologize if I am repeating something previously said on this thread. It is becoming difficult to keep up with the daily...

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    RE: Thematic/Topic/Textbooks & Helena Curtain

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    Thank you. I did just that as have others. And I reflected, as did Robert and Grant, on what we learned in the other thread. To summarize: It appeared that there was no research cited in the book to support teaching thematically, Robert shared...

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    RE: Why thematic units? Why authentic resources?...

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    I don't know that anyone needs to "answer" for the idea of thematic units. However, it does certainly behoove us all to consider any approach we choose (or have chosen for us) for our classrooms. This style of teaching a foreign language certainly...

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