We are excited to head to Philadelphia soon for this year's AATF conference. See us at booths 109-110 to get a free sample of our new French language program, EntreCultures. Our knowledgable instructional strategists will be on hand to answer your questions about how to implement a proficiency-based language program in your school. They can also walk you through a sample lesson plan from EntreCultures, which you can pick up at our booth.
Two coauthors of the series, Ed Weiss and Elizabeth Zwanziger will be there to answer your questions.
Catch these great sessions by our Wayside team:
Sunday, July 14
W106: Interculturality: Building Bridges with Language and Culture
Presenter: Ed Weiss, Delaware County Intermediate Unit School District (PA)
The presenter will show participants how to engage students with vocabulary, language, and multimedia interactions with authentic resources that will provide a true world view for our students. The presentation will show teachers that cultural immersion is not a separate aspect of instruction but instead must be woven into the fabric of every day teaching
To get a preview of Ed's presentation, check out his post on our blog about the importance of interculturality!
Monday, July 15
E213: Interculturality at the Heart: A New Proficiency-Driven Series for French
Presenters: Elizabeth Zwanziger and Jay Ketner, Wayside Publishing
Traditionally, publishers haven’t provided teachers resources supporting proficiency-based best practices, let alone empowered them to develop intercultural skills to investigate and interact with other cultures and perspectives. The presenters will examine how EntreCultures is uniquely proficiency driven: a backward-designed program with essential questions, authentic resources and tasks across all three modes, grammar in context, can-do statements, IPAs, and other high-leverage instructional practices that spiral upward to help students develop global and intercultural competence.
Tuesday, July 16
S314: Comment dit-on everything I’m thinking right now?
Presenter: Erin Gibbons, Barrington High School, IL
Do you have intermediate learners who want to express themselves in French but do not have the necessary structures yet? How can teachers approach deep discussions where the complexity of the students' ideas exceeds their language skills? Come and discover some examples of pedagogical sequences and strategies to offer to your learners.