Massachusetts Foreign Language Association 2015 Fall Conference, October 29-31, Sturbridge, MA.

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Friday, October 30

2:30pm EDT

It's Elementary! Planning and Implementing World Languages in K-6
Interest is growing across the state and the nation in developing K-12 language programs. How does one approach designing a sustainable, research-based and proficiency-based model? This session will provide a thorough overview of requirements for a successful elementary program from the perspectives of a long-established program, a program in its second year, and a brand new program. The discussion will include rationale, vision, planning, scheduling, hiring, as well as curriculum, assessment and instruction.


Dawn Carney

Arlington Public Schools

Friday October 30, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

4:30pm EDT

Songs, Games and Activities for the French FLES Classroom
In the FLES classroom, engaging young students and motivating them to communicate in French is facilitated by incorporating music and games in the lessons and by establishing entertaining traditions to reinforce what has been presented.  Music is an excellent teaching tool as it enhances memory in a special way, and gestures help students associate French words with meaning.  Songs will be presented, so participants should come prepared to sing. TPR (Total Physical Response) effectively helps students associate actions with words.  Participants will learn and engage in a number of TPR activities and games. Participants in this session are encouraged to bring their own favorite French FLES songs and activities to share. In French.

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Judith Jeon-Chapman

Full Professor, Worcester State University
Although I have been teaching French at the university level since 1981, I taught French FLES classes for 12 years to K-5 students in Seattle and in Worcester. I will be sharing some of my favorite activities, including many songs and games. My presentation will be interactive... Read More →

Friday October 30, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm EDT