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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 - 2:15pm
Learning About Culture and Current Events in the Target Language

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How can we expose our students to cultural aspects and societal issues while maintaining 90% target language use? The presenter will show how she incorporates these topics while infusing lessons with rich vocabulary and opportunities to practice the four language skills. Examples will include film, music, photographs and readings. While the examples relate to Spanish-speaking countries and are geared toward middle school, they can be easily adapted for use with other levels and languages. In Spanish.


Ally Van Laethem

Ally Van Laethem is a Spanish teacher at Masconomet Regional Middle School in Boxford, MA where she teachers both 7th and 8th grade. Ally brings authentic films, photos, music, and readings into her classroom in order to teacher culture, grammar, and vocabulary. Her focus is on bringing authentic material into the lower level classes and making learning possible in the target language! She will be presenting with her friend and colleague... Read More →

Friday October 30, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm

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