Download your free ILS Food and Restaurants activities for Spanish class.
Are you looking for ways to build proficiency with your Spanish students? I have a great suggestion! Begin Integrated Listening and Speaking activities as soon as possible with your students!
This month we’ve talked about several ways to stay focused on your curriculum, themes and grammar points (Performance) while working towards building our students’ proficiency. Another way to do this is to use Guided Conversations for Performance and Proficiency.
Here are 3 ways to marry proficiency and performance using task cards in Spanish class! When teaching World Language, it is important to acknowledge the difference between proficiency and performance. Proficiency is a person’s overall ability to understand and be understood in the target language. According to ACTFL, there are 4 main stages (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Superior), and it can take years and years to move through the Intermediate stage. Performance, on the other hand, indicates a person’s ability to perform very specific tasks in the TL. If you need more information on Performance vs Proficiency, read this blog post!
Performance and proficiency are two related but distinct concepts in world language instruction. There is often confusion about the two and it can lead to frustration for both teachers and students. Coming from the perspective of an American High School Teacher, we have to try to move our students up in proficiency while using performance-based curriculum. It’s not ideal, but in a classroom setting, it’s very hard to replicate natural language learning. Let’s talk about the difference between Performance vs. Proficiency in World Language!
Are you doing Integrated Spanish Listening and Speaking Activities in your Spanish classes this year? Embarrassing fact: I was NOT doing a lot of that with my students in the recent past. But now that my school offers the Seal of Biliteracy, my students need practice with the ILS, or Integrated Speaking and Listening activity. So as all teachers do, I learned and adapted. Hopefully I can help you learn to create these activities too!
Not sure how to Teach Spanish Students Questions? Interpersonal skills rely heavily on people being able to request information, so if our students can’t ask questions that are comprehensible, communication breaks down fast. How do we teach our students how to formulate good questions so they can get the information they need?
Are your Spanish students preparing to take a test to earn the Seal of Biliteracy? If so, here is a short post about what they can expect to do on a test like the AAPPL test for interpersonal listening and speaking skills.
Are your Spanish students preparing to take a test to earn the Seal of Biliteracy? If so, here is a short post about what they can expect to do on a test like the AAPPL test for writing skills.
re your Spanish students preparing to take a test to earn the Seal of Biliteracy? If so, here is a short post about what they can expect to do on a test like the AAPPL test for reading skills.