🚩Webinar/Workshop Video Sharing📑Lead with CLASS: Supporting the Chinese Language Professionals to Implement the Core Practices
One trend in second language acquisition is to provide students with the ability to use the target language for communication as opposed to knowing about the language. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has made the Core Practices available to support language professionals with a clear guidance for classroom instruction in achieving a shift towards a proficiency model and to focus on teacher actions. Many teachers like to learn “best practices” because they are good for teachers to do. On the other hand, the Core Practices, also referred to as High-Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTPs), are essential for teachers, and are powerful ways to support learning and to improve language acquisition for all students. CLASS asserts these Core Practices are the key to success for student proficiency in Chinese.
This 90-minute CLASS-led webinar will help participants become familiar with the six Core Practices for effective Chinese language instruction and learning. Focus will be on how each core practice can be applicable for the Chinese learners. Participants will obtain information on implementing strategies for comprehensible input with 90%+ target language classroom instruction, using STEM-focused topics to help learners improve interpreting authentic digital texts, teaching grammar as concept and using it in context, as well as designing communicative tasks to reach learner proficiency. Participants will take practical ideas from the presenters’ examples and discussion and will be able to apply the Core Practices in their classrooms.
May 13, 2021
April 13, 2021