Unit One: The purpose of increasing use of the Target Language in language classrooms

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Bullet blue.pngLearning Objectives

After completing Unit 1, you will:

  1. Define Comprehensible Input
  2. Understand the purpose for maximizing use of the TL.


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Bullet blue.pngStarter

The starter is meant to be reflective but you may want to start off with paper and pen or pencil for note taking purposes.

  • Reflect on your classes, specifically the amount of time you and your students are engaged in the TL.
  • Ask yourself; What percentage of time is spent engaged in the TL?
  • What do you know about Maximizing use of the TL?


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The learning activities for this unit include readings, video, and a prezi presentation, followed by an assessment. You may wish to copy down the learning objectives for the unit and take notes as you proceed throught the activities. At the conclusion of each activity, simply click on the back arrow at the browser to return to the unit page until you have completed the unit.


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Readings

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Research, Standards and Teaching in the L2: Toward a Principled Perspective (L2 Learning through the years)

http://web.cortland.edu/flteach/wksp/tl-activities/research%20standards%20and%20teaching%20in%20L2%2011%2018%2011.pdf


Position Statement on Use of the Target Language in the Classroom

http://web.cortland.edu/flteach/wksp/tl-activities/ACTFL-position.html


NYSAFLT Position Statement

http://www.nysaflt.org/advocacy/docs/Use_of_TL_in_LOTE_Classroom_position.pdf


Strategies to Help Keep You in the TL (C. Dean ED.D Summer Institute-power point)

File:NYSAFLT StrategiesII.pdf


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Videos

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Comprehensible Input: Teaching a Foreign Language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg1ZC5rbc5Y


MLPSI-Teaching Through TL (Why)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNUIpZU--Pw


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Prezi Presentation

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Staying in the Target Language in World Language Classrooms: Why? How?

http://prezi.com/lkhvmvwwaakj/copy-of-staying-in-the-target-language-in-world-language-classrooms-why-how/



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Assessment

Please answer the following questions on paper:

  1. Define Comprehensible Input
  2. List five (5) reasons why teachers should strive for the 90% goal of maximizing use of the TL in language classrooms.


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