Core Practices For World Language Learning

Facilitate Target Language Comprehensibility

Students and teachers speak, listen, read, write, view, and create in the target language 90 percent or more during classroom time: comprehensible input, contexts, and interactions.

Guide learners through Interpreting Authentic Resources

Present interactive reading and listening comprehension tasks using authentic cultural texts with appropriate scaffolding while promoting interpretation.

Design Oral Interpersonal Communication Tasks

Design and carry out interpersonal communication tasks for pairs, small groups, and whole class instruction.

Plan with Backward Design Model

Instructors identify desired results THEN determine acceptable evidence THEN plan learning experiences and Instruction.

Teach Grammar as Concept and Use in Context

Teach Grammar as concept and use in context. Students focus on meaning BEFORE form.

Provide Appropriate Oral Feedback

Oral corrective Feedback is a tool for mediating learning and language development.