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Developing the Interpretive Mode with Authentic Resources

D E S C R I P T I O N:

World language teachers are tasked with equipping students with all the tools they need to access a wealth of language experiences. The Interpretive Mode, one of the three modes of communication, involves the viewing, listening or reading of authentic documents – documents that are created by native speakers for other native speakers.

2015 ACTFL Teacher of the Year, Nicole Naditz, explains the theory and explores the practice of this inextricable link between authentic texts and developing interpretive mode through concrete classroom examples that you can quickly begin using in your classroom.

Whether you are viewing individually or in a group, the discussion guides for each module will keep the conversation going with the intention of empowering world language teachers of all languages.

Once you complete the webinar, you will be able to: 
  1. Explain the hallmarks of student proficiency in the Interpretive Mode for Novice and Intermediate users of the language.
  2. Give some specific examples of tasks Novice and Intermediate language can do using authentic documents in the Interpretive Mode. 
  3. Select appropriate authentic documents for my learners.
  4. Design appropriate interpretive tasks and assessments using those documents. 

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P R E S E N T E R:

Nicole Naditz has taught French to grades 3 through 12, including AP French Language and Culture since 1993. Nicole is very active in professional organizations. She serves as President and advocacy chair on board of the Foreign Language Association of Greater Sacramento and also sits on the board of the California Language Teachers' Association. She is a member of the Leadership Team of the Capital World Language Project ( state- and federally-funded program of teacher leaders providing subject-specific professional development aligned to best practices) and she served on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages interview committees for the first National Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in 2005 and for the Florence Steiner Leadership in K-12 Education Award in 2007.

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