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Glisan, Eileen W.; Donato, Richard – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2017
This book presents an approach to teacher education and professional development that emphasizes carefully deconstructing fundamental instructional practices that are complex and often not visible through observation, definition, or brief explanation. Its goal is to assist teachers in learning how to enact specific practices, referred to as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Oral Language
Adair-Hauck, Bonnie; Glisan, Eileen W.; Troyan, Francis J. – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2013
A follow-up to the "ACTFL Integrated Performance Assessment Manual" published in 2003. This book provides readers with expanded guidelines for how to design integrated performance assessment (IPA) tasks to inform the backward design of a unit. Suggestions on how to provide effective feedback and how to improve learner performance are…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Units of Study
Sandrock, Paul – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2010
Students continually ask, "Does this count?" "Is this on the test?" They want to know how they'll be evaluated. Discover how to answer these questions in ways that shape student learning and keep teaching focused on what really matters. Written by language expert Paul Sandrock, this superb manual clarifies precisely what…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Performance Based Assessment, Program Design