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Interpretive Communication in Pre-AP World Languages and Cultures

Learn strategies to develop students' language proficiency and cultural understanding within the Interpretive 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 Interpretive 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 in listening and reading within the Interpretive Communication mode.

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Implement strategies for developing students' listening and reading skills in the Interpretive Communication mode, including implementing and scaffolding the use of authentic texts in instruction; instructional approaches for before, during and after reading and listening; and differentiating instruction and assessment.
  • 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.
  • Plan how to transfer the activities and knowledge from the workshop to the classroom.

Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Laying the Foundation (Workshop Guiding Question, Exploring Themes, Performance Levels and the Three Modes of Communication, “Culture” in the Context of Language Instruction, Selecting Resources)
  3. Reading and Listening Skills
  4. Designing Instruction
  5. Workshop Summary and Closing

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