Category Archives: ACTFL Proficiency Levels

Intersections by Teri Wiechart

  After many blog posts in the past couple of weeks regarding text or task, Can-Do Statements, this “camp”/ “that camp”/”your camp”/”my camp”, etc.  I went on a quest to explore and clarify my thinking and to find where the Venn diagrams intersected.  Where do we agree?  Where do we disagree?  I will start by filling…

Approach vs. Curriculum by Carol Gaab

Recently, a university professor posted to the ACTFL Teacher Development SIG discussion board*, expressing concern about whether TPRS materials “provide authentic language / culture” and whether “the approach is able to address all five Cs.”  I enjoyed reading the comments on the board and appreciated the thoughtful responses. (Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell, Mike Coxon, Laurie Clarcq, Jan…