Coming in the Fall 2016

90% Target Language Course

Language Teachers you can participate in an interactive online course to explore the ACTFL core practice of 90% Target Language for Teachers and Students. Work at your own pace at a time that is convenient. This coursehelps us effectively use the most challenging core practice: 

  • Why - explore the rationale, the research and the relationship to second language acquisition
  • How - Teacher Moves, Engendering Student Responsibility, Assessment
  • Technical Tools - Ways to Streamline Report and incentivize target language

Sign up by Sending an email to Paris Granville - granvillep@bsd405.org

Can Do Statements Doing Language

This Webinar was recorded on December 3, 2015.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-do Statements

These Can-Do statements reflect the performance levels of students. They were developed by the National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Language and ACTFL. Read about them on ACTFL's website

Research Articles on Grammar Instruction

Tracy Terrell - Modern Language Journal

The role of Grammar in English Instruction- Debra Myhill

90 Percent Target Language

Often teachers use English during the transition times. It may look like this.

By adding a check for understanding, the teacher can avoid English

practical IDEAS ON TARGET LANGUAGE USE

Learning Languages - Granville 2007                    The Language Educator - Crouse 2012

The Language Educator Zilmer 2013       Seating Chart Template for tracking points manually

ChartKeeper App

Class Dojo