The most important task for a language teacher is to
create a climate focused on meaningful communication and to surround learners with the target language 90% of the time per
the ACTFL standards. This means both students and teachers are engaged in meaningful lessons inside the classroom, even from
level 1, that engage the learner in the target language, but this can come in a variety of modes of input and output. These
sessions will explore methods and techniques, with examples in Spanish and French from various classrooms, on how teachers
and students stay in the target language in the three modes of communication. Additionally, sessions will address how teachers
and students both reflect on and track their performance levels on performance-based assessments.
Baggett Elementary School, 2136 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044