The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has released the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 for Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Reading.
The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines have been revised for 2012 with updated descriptions of what individuals can do with language in terms of speaking, writing, listening and reading in real-world situations in a spontaneous and non-rehearsed context. The Guidelines website is a new and exciting feature that supports the text of the 2012 Guidelines with glossed terminology and annotated, multimedia samples of performance at each level for Speaking and Writing, and examples of oral and written texts and tasks associated with each level for Reading and Listening.
Check this out! The MERLOT World Languages Portal is an educational resource for teaching and learning languages. You are invited to join and contribute to this growing learning community by using the online materials and submitting your own modules for inclusion in the collection. You will find a wide variety of materials for use online and in the classroom. Please join MERLOT now and become a part of the World Languages Community. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Editor of the World Languages Editorial Board.
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I am a Bates College alum and now a French teacher at Marblehead Veterans Middle School in Massachusetts. This past summer, I was on the Boston Bruins I.C.E. School committee and developed hockey-related lesson plans for French. The hockey-French relationship is a strong one since so many NHL players are francophone, including the Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Paille, Jordan Caron and coach Claude Julien.
Lesson plans are available on the Bruins' website here.
They are free and it only takes a few seconds to sign up. They are suitable for any grade level, but are geared toward beginners (French 1).
Hockey is a great way to get kids excited about French! It has really helped me grow my program. Sign up and help keep French alive in New England!
Kristen Russett firstname.lastname@example.org
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