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Tuesday, March 14 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Building Proficiency Across Communication Modes

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The “4 skills” of reading, writing, speaking and listening have been redefined in the communicative language classroom. These “4 skills” were often taught and used in isolation prior to proficiency-based approaches to language instruction. These skills are now imbedded in the interpretive, presentational and interpersonal communication modes. The modes keep the skills communicative, which is essential in building proficiency. We will unpack the modes and explore classroom activities, lesson planning and assessment that put the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in an authentically communicative context.

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Joshua Cabral

Host, World Language Classroom Podcast
Joshua Cabral has been teaching French and Spanish at the elementary, middle and high school levels for 25 years. He regularly presents workshops on language proficiency and cultural competence at state, regional and national conferences. Joshua has done extensive graduate work in... Read More →

Tuesday March 14, 2023 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Richardson Hall Auditorium: Ben F. Johnson III Theater