Don't worry, world language teachers - we all know why you're here. You've been trying out proficiency-based instruction like comprehensible input strategies but you've run into a snag : how to teach in the target language. I mean for real, 90% target language? Do you realize … [Read more...] about Why 90% Target Language is 100% Possible in Your World Language Classroom
Proficiency & Comprehensible Input
Are you a Spanish teacher ready to stop wishing and get serious about using 90% target language in your world language classroom? Are you a French teacher who knows that ACTFL recommends at least 90% but has no idea how to get there? You're in the right place, because … [Read more...] about How to Teach with 90% Target Language – 10 Days to 90% Challenge!
Hint: It's not a fad, it's not a method, and it's not going away in the world of language teaching and learning. Every world language teacher uses Comprehensible Input - it just depends on whether they use it intentionally. Comprehensible Input in very simple terms is any … [Read more...] about What is Comprehensible Input?
Spanish teachers interested in using comprehensible input in my department often ask me for advice on where to start. After telling them to focus on input in class, my response is always "Start a Spanish classroom library." Creating a proficiency reading program in world … [Read more...] about How I Started A Spanish Classroom Library for Free
(That Will Save Your End-of-Year-Sanity) At the end of the year in your middle school or high school French class, it seems like everything is working against you: the clock, the calendar, the kids, your sanity...you name it. There's so little time to review all the … [Read more...] about Five Fun French Speaking Activities to Review for Finals