You have to remember. This Formula. Passion+. Creativity+. Flexibility+. Integrate+. Connect. =. Good teacher. Welcome!. to. The ACTFL 5 C's. World. The careful reading of this document is a must for professional foreign language teachers.
The ACTFL 5 C's
for professional foreign language teachers.
The following is a brief description of ACTFL's 5 C's.
In order to illustrate the role of the national
foreign language standards, imagine the 5 C's as
the components of a delicious, nutritious, international meal.
An overview about
It Is an elegant four-star
restaurants where the
"courses" are served.
This standard is
represented by :
Local ethnic restaurants
The internet makes connecting
with communities around the
world easier than ever.
The teacher can connect her
students with a virtual class
For children and adults
Also it provides some
helping tools for teachers
Or take them to enjoy
a virtual visit to the
Consider packing your
bags to travel abroad with
your students for educational
tour, service trip, or exchange
The 5 C's
The 5 C's
meal contains :
Communication is the meat of the standards. Like a main course that can be prepared by boiling, frying, baking. or grilling, communication also comes in different forms – speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Some examples of communicative classroom activities include
Writing and reading e-mail messages
If communication is the meat, then cultures are the rice. You can’t have one without the other. Enjoy all of those fun, cultural exploration of holidays, food, society, daily life, and then help your students to really understand the “why” behind them. Culture is filling for the soul!
Once your main course is established, enrich it with a variety of dessert. Foreign language learning is more powerful when the target language is used to develop into social studies, politics, literature, art, math, history, or science. After all, a meal of just meat and rice might taste great, but it is not as nutritious and exciting as a meal should be.
When tasting a new beverage for the first time, you savor it, comparing the taste to something you know. Let your students taste the target language and compare it to what they know. One of the benefits of studying a foreign language is a better understanding of one’s own language and culture. Ask your students to stop and think about similarities and differences. Fore example diagrams are one effective activity for making comparisons.
Sample Learning Scenario:
1- Interpersonal Communication.
2- Presentational Coummunication.
3- Practices of Culture.
4- Furthering Connections.
5- School and community.
6- Life-long Learning .
In the English class students can work in groups to write, produce, and videotape a fifteen-to-twenty minute English language news show that include news events; a live from-the-scene report; weather; sport; and commercials. The news include items from the English-speaking world.
1-Students work cooperatively in groups.
2-Students produce the newscast in the language studied.
3-Students present news stories that reflect a perspective from the culture studied.
4-Students develop news items on a variety of topics.
5-Students use the language in classroom.
6-Students develop insights necessary for media literacy.
Be nourished by
the 5 C's "meal"
and make your
stronger and more
relevant than ever.
NoraAlqarniBushra AlhussainModi AlmajaflSarah AldaoudArwa Al-Fayez