1:30 - 2:30
Journey to Proficiency: Map the Route, Guide the Tour, Enjoy the Ride
Jessica Haxhi, ACTFL President, and Howie Berman, ACTFL Executive Director
Every year students enroll in your class eager to “travel” through the target language and cultures.
You are the “travel planner” and “tour guide” on the language learning journey. What motivates
learners more than acquiring language to meet their purposes? Plan the journey by picturing the
destination (advanced proficiency), stops along the way, assistance for your travelers, and helpful
tips. Focus on proficiency to ensure learners are motivated to stay on the “journey.” Learn to plan,
teach, assess, engage, and celebrate learner success – tapping ACTFL resources to lead learners on
the best trip ever to reach their desired destination: proficiency!
Wait, What? The 5 C's in remote teaching????? (2-hour Presentation)
Teresa Mountains, Montana Teacher of the Year / Passcode: 631390
The journey of remote teaching during a pandemic has had its share of challenges.
Teaching remotely in a new block schedule had me feeling like it was my first year. Come
share, explore technology & successes, its failures, and the learning curve. I’ll share
discoveries as we progressed in this new frontier. Creating a safe place that builds
community is paramount for our students struggling during the pandemic. I’ll share
synchronous and asynchronous learning activities with technology, culture, and comprehensible
input that has helped me find success with my remote language learners.
Teaching and Learning Vocabulary in Context: The Way to Language Acquisition
Carolyn Taylor, Instructional Strategist, Wayside Publishing
le non-verbal : un outil complémentaire pour l’exploitation du document authentique
Cet atelier cherche à faire appréhender les ressorts et les spécificités du non-verbal dans les
situations de communication d'un document authentique (photos, vidéos). Il vient compléter les
principes de la démarche pédagogique « Apprendre et Enseigner le français avec TV5MONDE ». Un
ensemble d'exemples d’activités est proposé pour mieux comprendre le rôle de cet outil
pédagogique et comment il vient compléter les pratiques courantes de la classe de français tout en
offrant de nouvelles perspectives d’exploitation du document authentique. Cet outil est utilisable
avec différents types d’apprenants et de différents niveaux.
Five-Minute Communicative Activities to Enrich Language Learning in a Virtual Classroom
Liping Su (WA)
Using examples from her own Chinese language class, the presenter demonstrates how
five-minute communicative activities, carefully designed and routinely scheduled into each
class has provided a versatile and engaging space for the students to have an enriched
learning experience that highlights natural communication strengthens student
connection scaffolds the learning process and enhances the understanding of modern and
traditional Chinese cultures.
Fingernails on a Chalkboard - Helping Intermediate Students Overcome "Errors"
Paris Granville (WA) Passcode:764887
Traditional grammar teaching is like throwing Jello at a tree; not much sticks, and what
does is messy. Join me for a speedrun of techniques to help students sound more
native-like. A whirlwind tour of what we can teach and the limitations. Followed by research
and classroom-tested tasks to help students level up.
Advancing Proficiency through Connections and Community Building
Darcy Rogers (OR)
How can I increase proficiency and foster student connections? Aligning class content with real-life
creates relevancy, connecting language and life. This session explores how to provide rich context,