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Massachusetts Foreign Language Association 2015 Fall Conference, October 29-31, Sturbridge, MA.
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Friday, October 30 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Literacy and Proficiency: Making the Connection

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Research confirms that study of another language can reinforce literacy gains in the native language, a powerful claim for World Language study as part of the core curriculum. Our classes can become learning environments where students simultaneously move up the proficiency ladder in the target language and make gains is literacy in both languages. Participants will study/review key documents from both fields, making connections notably between the Common Core standards for ELA and our field’s national standards and proficiency guidelines. We will examine how effective use of authentic materials foster students’ performance in all communicative modes. Working within the framework of Backward Design, participants will learn how to review and readjust curriculum to make these potential gains a reality.

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Charlotte Gifford

Chair, World Languages, Greenfield Community College


Friday October 30, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Dudley

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