American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language

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

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.

By |2022-04-10T10:13:15-04:00May 4, 2017|

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.

By |2019-06-25T14:37:36-04:00March 2, 2017|

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.

By |2021-01-04T14:46:50-05:00October 6, 2016|
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