I’m having a great time at the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages! My co-presenter and I thought we uploaded our handouts in enough time to have them available on the app, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. So, for our attendees and you there on your couch, here are the materials from two sessions I did at the conference.
48 Hours in Your Town: Real-World PBLL in the Novice Spanish Class
Thanks to Shannon Norquist for collaborating with me on this. You knocked it out of the park on your first conference presentation, Shannon!
This is our handout.
Go ahead – Adapt the text!
Have you gotten the impression that if you adapt an authentic resource you’re cheating your students of the only experience that will foster real language proficiency? Me, too. In this session we talk about coming to a much more sensible position between the two poles.
This is my handout with an authentic text to try adapting.
Thanks for all the great feedback we got on these sessions!