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Massachusetts Foreign Language Association 2015 Fall Conference, October 29-31, Sturbridge, MA.
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Friday, October 30 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Becoming Comprehensible: Easy, Practical Ways to Use Second Language Acquisition Research

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This session will present a series of small, easy, practical and usable tweaks that any Latin teacher can start implementing immediately in order to begin to better align their classroom with the realities of language learning as demonstrated by Second Language Acquisition (SLA) research. Emphasis is on helping teachers easily and painlessly integrate research-driven best practices into their own classroom and style to improve students' Latin proficiency. Activities will be modeled, with examples provided and discussion encouraged.

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Gregory Stringer

Latin Teacher, Burlington High School
I am constantly working to improve my “Immersive Latin Classroom” in which students reap the unquestionable benefits of cultivating all four of the communicative modes - reading, writing, listening and speaking in Latin - but without eschewing the benefits of a traditional Latin class, such as metalinguistic knowledge of grammar and structures, English derivatives, etc. I do so via collaboration with colleagues at professional conferences... Read More →

Friday October 30, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am
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