Category Archives: Stephen Krashen

Five Working (but out-of-date) Hypotheses by Carol Gaab

Recently, a teacher posted the Five Working Hypotheses by Alice Omaggio-Hadley on one of the ACTFL listservs. (Omaggio, 1986, pp. 44-53; and Omaggio-Hadley, 2001, pp. 89-105) The teacher posted: Alice Omaggio-Hadley familiarizes us with “five working hypotheses, which have been the building blocks of proficiency-oriented language curricula for nearly two decades. Another teacher swiftly replied,…

#iFLT16 highlights from Tuesday

Carrie Toth presented a fantastic workshop “Advancing Student Proficiency with Novel Studies.” She began by discussing what proficiency is and what can be expected at various proficiency levels. She pointed out that only 3.7% of high school students can speak at Intermediate High level after 4 years of study. Carrie discussed using Understanding by Design to…

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…