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Interpersonal Communication in Pre-AP World Languages and Cultures

Learn strategies to develop students’ language proficiency and cultural understanding within the Interpersonal Communication mode

Workshop description

This interactive workshop gives middle and high school teachers the tools to develop students' language proficiency and cultural understanding within the Interpersonal Communication mode. Through the implementation of concrete strategies, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge students need at the Pre-AP level in a target language. Participants will examine the AP Achievement Level Descriptions and World Language Performance Levels from the Curriculum Alignment Guide and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.

Workshop goal

  • Participants will learn strategies to develop students' language proficiency, their ability to negotiate meaning and their cultural understanding within the Interpersonal Communication mode.

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Implement strategies to improve students' proficiency in Interpersonal Communication, including negotiating meaning through questioning; stating and supporting opinions using rejoinders; writing for formal and informal registers; and writing for online and electronic formats.
  • Develop culturally relevant instruction that broadens students' understanding of the products, practices, and perspectives of the target culture.
  • Incorporate technology into world language instruction.
  • Incorporate the AP Achievement Level Descriptions, the World Language Performance Levels in the Curriculum Alignment Guide and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century into classroom instruction.

Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Laying the Foundation (Workshop Guiding Question, Fostering Equity and Access, Exploring Themes, Performance Levels and the Three Modes of Communication)
  3. Spoken and Written Communication
  4. Designing Instruction
  5. Workshop Summary and Closing

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