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Core practice hacks: Tips and tools for engaging students

As teachers, we can talk about pedagogy until we’re blue in the face. At the end of the day, however, we want strategies and resources that fit our classrooms and personalities, so we need choices.

Join the ACTFL conference in November

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' annual conference is set for Nov. 17-19 at the Music City Center, in Nashville, Tenn.

Core practices: Provide feedback to improve learner performance

Educators know how crucial feedback is for students to make proficiency gains, but they often have questions regarding the types and the frequency of feedback that students need to gain proficiency.

Core practices: Teach grammar as a concept and use it in...

Lisa A. Harris, the Virginia Department of Education's specialist for foreign languages and international education and executive treasurer of the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages, delves into how learning grammar can help students make meaning in a foreign language.

Core practices: Fostering interpersonal communication

In this third article in a series of seven focusing on the core practices of world languages instruction, the 2015 ACTFL National Language French Teacher of the Year Nicole Naditz shares tips for how educators can infuse interpersonal communication tasks at the earliest levels of language learning.

Core practices: Using the target language as the vehicle and content...

Teacher Sara Merideth shares her thoughts about why teachers shouldn't be scared of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' core practice that says educators should use the target language as the vehicle and content of instruction 90 percent of the time.

Why 90 percent+ is our goal

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages recommends language educators and their students spend at least 90 percent of class time communicating in the language being studied. This task may seem daunting, but I have seen its impact.

Lexington teacher Laura Roché Youngworth wins regional honors

Fayette County's Laura Roché Youngworth has received the 2016 Southern Conference on Language Teaching Teacher of the Year Award.