Speaking as a Priority in the Modern Language Class Diego Dalmaso http://www.flickr.com/photos/9368361@N08/2989967087/Harry Grover Tuttle, Ed. D. Instructor, Author, Consultanthtuttlebs@gmail.com http://www.eduwithtechn.wordpress.com
Why did you become a Modern Language teacher?Was your priority to teach your students How to write in the target language? How to read in the target language? How to listen in the target language? How to speak in the target language?
ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines – SpeakingSuperior-level speakers :• Converse fully in formal and informal settings on topics relatedto personal, public, and professional/scholarly interestsAdvanced-level speakers :• Converse in most informal and some formal settings on topics ofpersonal and public interestIntermediate-level speakers :• participate in simple, direct conversations on generallypredictable topics related to daily activities and personalenvironmentNovice-level speakers:• respond to simple questions in memorized phrases and somepersonalized recombinations for a very limited number ofimmediate needs
Based on ACTFL Proficiencies Has a way to assess the speaking of all students in your classroom in 3 minutes. Identifies 15+ language functions For each language function, provides 10+ strategies for students to use to improve. Help your students go from crawlers to runners in their target language speaking. http://www.eyeoneducation.com/prodinfo.asp?number=7096-9Eye on Education Books: http://is.gd/tbook
Harry Grover Tuttle, Ed. D.Instructor /Author/ Consultant(Speaking, Culture, Technology, Smartphones)firstname.lastname@example.orgBook: Improving Foreign Language Speaking throughFormative Assessment http://is.gd/tbookFor YouTube video clip http://bit.ly/mlspeakingBlog http://www.eduwithtechn.wordpress.com