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Pre-Ap: Strategies in World
Languages and CulturesBuilding Proficiency
Ed Weiss
Haverford Township School District
What is Proficiency?
Pro-fi-cien-cy - 1: the quality of having
great facility and competence
 2: skillfulness in the com...
1- Preparing students for class
Warm-up
Intensity!!
Grab their attention
Motivate them!!
Keep them focused
Let’s sha...
2-Meeting needs of learners
Multiple Intelligences
Heterogeneous classes
Learning styles
Tools of the trade
3-Identifying proficiency
Levels of proficiency
ACTFL guidelines
Rubrics
4-The 5 C’s
 Review national standards
 Know components
 Integration a must!
 Communication

 Skills - receptive & pr...
Cultures
Products
Practices
Perspectives
Connections
Inter-disciplinary opportunities
Technology
Comparisons
Nature of language
Concept of culture
Influence
Communities
Language beyond the classroom
Technology
5-Skills for Interpersonal Mode
Exchange of communication between
individuals
All four skills at work
Receptive & produ...
6-Skills for Interpretive Mode
Reading, listening & viewing
Pre-reading strategies
Post-reading strategies
7-Skills - Presentational Mode
Speaking, writing and showing
Variety and authenticity are the keys
It happens across cu...
8-Helpful Pre-AP strategies
Circumlocution
Guessing & deriving meaning from
context
Building & retaining vocabulary
De...
9-Assessment
Variety of evaluations
Rubrics are useful
In summary…

Let’s take a vertical look at curriculum…
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Pre ap - building proficiency

  1. 1. Pre-Ap: Strategies in World Languages and CulturesBuilding Proficiency Ed Weiss Haverford Township School District
  2. 2. What is Proficiency? Pro-fi-cien-cy - 1: the quality of having great facility and competence  2: skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity; "practice greatly improves proficiency"
  3. 3. 1- Preparing students for class Warm-up Intensity!! Grab their attention Motivate them!! Keep them focused Let’s share…
  4. 4. 2-Meeting needs of learners Multiple Intelligences Heterogeneous classes Learning styles Tools of the trade
  5. 5. 3-Identifying proficiency Levels of proficiency ACTFL guidelines Rubrics
  6. 6. 4-The 5 C’s  Review national standards  Know components  Integration a must!  Communication  Skills - receptive & productive  Modes - interpersonal, interpretive & presentational
  7. 7. Cultures Products Practices Perspectives
  8. 8. Connections Inter-disciplinary opportunities Technology
  9. 9. Comparisons Nature of language Concept of culture Influence
  10. 10. Communities Language beyond the classroom Technology
  11. 11. 5-Skills for Interpersonal Mode Exchange of communication between individuals All four skills at work Receptive & productive skills
  12. 12. 6-Skills for Interpretive Mode Reading, listening & viewing Pre-reading strategies Post-reading strategies
  13. 13. 7-Skills - Presentational Mode Speaking, writing and showing Variety and authenticity are the keys It happens across curriculum!
  14. 14. 8-Helpful Pre-AP strategies Circumlocution Guessing & deriving meaning from context Building & retaining vocabulary Developing higher order thinking skills
  15. 15. 9-Assessment Variety of evaluations Rubrics are useful
  16. 16. In summary… Let’s take a vertical look at curriculum…

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