In the past, when a few students were asked to talk about their day in a foreign language, their classmates could sit and listen politely, says Paul Sandrock, director of education at ACTFL
and a conference presenter.
Accordingly, Standards for Foreign Language Learning established by ACTFL
(Standards, 1996) emphasizes the importance of communication skills in foreign language/L2 learning.
Louis Community College and the sole community-college representative on the ACTFL
Global competence is an essential component of all students' academic experience because it is central to one's preparation to live and be successful in our interconnected world," says ACTFL
President Mary Lynn Redmond, a Wake Forest University professor who will present a session.
Therefore, while ACTFL
recognizes the fiscal realities faced by schools and institutions of higher education, ACTFL
supports the recommended class size of no more than 15 students, made by both the National Education Association (NEA) and the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) (Board Approved Position Statement).
Oral Exams (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages): /Advanced Mid Level (see www.
Middlebury courses are developed using proven academic methods to meet national ACTFL
The SOPT adheres to the ACTFL
Proficiency Guidelines (for details of the test, see Lee, 2000).
For information contact ACTFL
, 6 Executive Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701-6801 (914-963-8830; fax: 914-963-1275; actflhq@aol.
As part of this commitment to further the study of language, HMH is proud to support the mission of ACTFL
, and to recognize this trailblazing teacher who is introducing students to the many benefits of language learning.
Members from ACTFL
, SCOLT, as well as state and district supervisors will participate in the program, which occurs on Thursday afternoon during the conference.
agrees that students learn language more comprehensively when they start early or take dual-language immersion classes.