ERIC Number: EJ1029501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
An Uplifting Experience: A Course Sequence Designed to Facilitate Proficiency Development
Lindseth, Martina; Brown, Joshua R.
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v47 n1 p49-55 Spr 2014
This article discusses a three-course sequence which has been designed to aid students' attainment of Advanced Low proficiency according to ACTFL guidelines. A cycle of iterative tasks (with increasing learner autonomy) within and between the courses in the sequence are highlighted and their implementation discussed. Additionally, metalinguistic activities which bolster development of tools necessary for proficiency development are described. In exposing students to these tasks and activities, instructors of such sequences can facilitate the learning process, engage students in the course and its assessments, and help develop cognitive skills applicable beyond the classroom.
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Guidelines, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Personal Autonomy, Course Descriptions, Language Proficiency, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Task Analysis, German
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