In this session:
Part 1-What is Proficiency?
Part 2-Learn more about existing proficiency
tools for your program.
Part 3-Create your own proficiency program of
study for your curriculum.
Chatzy Collaborative Space: http://goo.gl/nUFX2r
ACTFL What individuals can do with language in terms of
speaking, writing, listening, and reading in real-world situations in a
spontaneous and non-rehearsed context.
National Standards (World Readiness Standards)
Ability to understand and to be understood in the languages of the
Examples of Proficiency?
___ 1. Repeat words/phrases after the teacher.
___ 2. Fill-in-the-blanks with the correct conjugated verb.
___ 3. Group work translates a small passage from English to Spanish.
___ 4. Practice memorizing dialogues.
___ 5. Interview each other on a topic such as “talk about your family.”
Examples of Proficiency?
___ 6. Complete a written paragraph using appropriate grammar and
___ 7. Watch videos and answer given questions about the content.
___ 8. Give a short presentation to the class such as speaking about
their likes and dislikes.
___ 9. Read a short paragraph and answer predetermined questions.
___ 10. Listen to a short recording and summarize in Spanish verbally or
Thinking about your own program
Move to create this environment in our
classroom and outside of the school day
Technology to the rescue!
★what students do
★how students learn, interact
★how we communicate
★how much we communicate
helping to foster an anytime,anywhere
global participant !
Technology is Changing...
Connect globally through projects
Write with the global community
other great resources
OR...Create your own
environment to encourage
Benefits to creating your own program...
- customized to your students, ability level
- complements what you already have in
- encourages building language proficiency
away from classroom, keeps skills fresh!
All done easy with a few tools...
free gift today! Language Tune-Up Template
Considerations when planning...
● Thoughtfully plan activities around modes-use existing
or create your own to match your target level of
● Support and training- T knowing tools is key
● Who will monitor?
● Timely communication is key with Ss.
● Follow-up on progress/feedback is key to growth
Cheers & Challenges
Successful student participation!
Positive feedback from parents and students!
Will be used as a supplemental piece during school year
Completion of all activities by participants
How to identify & reach those most in need?
How to advertise and market to all?
Communication within unit district/non-unit district?
Build Those Bridges...
Encourage skills and provide growth opportunities!
Supporting your bridge:
Your evaluation please!
Santillana PD series for teachers
World Readiness Standards
ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines
Language Tune-Up Template
Interpersonal Speaking (example of a Vocaroo file)