Happy Friday! Yesterday and today I am learning a lot about proficiency from ACTFL workshops. Although I have read a lot about a variety of levels, each time I hear something new, it continues to shape my instruction and how I think about each proficiency level. I have found that since I was taught more by grammar and vocabulary, I originally expected more of a variety of levels. It has taken awhile to shake these ideas and some of my expectations are still forming.
I love August when everyone starts blogging even more again! Check out these posts:
- If you haven’t listened to the most recent episode of We Teach Languages (we are back from the summer!), DO IT! Gianfranco Conti discusses listening. Part II comes out today!
- There is a new Sarah Breckley video about how to be comprehensible! Sarah always inspires me and makes me happy.
- I am saving all of the elementary Spanish (like these beginning day by Señor Fernie) posts for next year. I cannot wait!
- Zachary Jones has been sharing some awesome authentic resources- like this one for school supplies and this video about healthy food from Ecuador.