ACTFL. Immersion. Who uses this?. Used by the US Department of Defense Used by missionary training schools. They produce results in just a few months . Why ?. - Spend up to 8 hours a day in the training programs . - Hours of work after classes .
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Used by the US Department of Defense
Used by missionary training schools
-Spend up to 8 hours a day in the training programs.
What do theyhavethatisdifferent?
Only 4-5 hours a week
English outside of class
English in class
United States Department of Defense
Levels 1 – 5
All very advanced levels with a 5 being someone who appeared to be from that country.
(know the children´s songs, anthems, culture, etc.)
ACTFL created a
new way to rate
in the level ‘1’
Speech limited to memorized material
-Some memorized sentences
Can create with the language
Can ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics
Can handle a simple situation or transaction
(Intermediate Mid – complex sentences)
Can narrate and describe in past, present and future time/aspect
Can handle a complicated situation or transaction
Paragraph length discourse
Can support opinion, hypothesize, discuss abstract topics
Can handle a linguistically unfamiliar situation
Highly educated speaker
Spanish I Novice Mid (NM)
Spanish IINovice High (NH)
Spanish IIIIntermediate Low (IL)
Spanish IVIntermediate Mid (IM)
ALL students are performing AT LEVEL or higher. Several students performed up to 2 levels higher (two years)
YOU have the opportunity to LEARN to speak and USE a second language
Think of where you could be after FOUR years!!!
8-20 college credits
NH – 8 credits
IL – 12 credits
IM – 20 credits
What level do you think YOU can reach?!
Where would YOU like to be??!!
What are you going to learn this year?!
What are you going to do to help others?