Darcy Pippins and Stephen Krashen studied the effects of reading as preparation for the AP Spanish test.
Looking for a new job in a school that teaches with comprehensible input? Look at these questions first to get your thoughts together. You are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. So be prepared to give the interviewers solid answers, but also be aware of the kinds of questions they ask you.
PLACING STUDENTS IN LANGUAGE CLASSES
This document will help guide counselors, administrators, fellow teachers and parents in placing students in the appropriate class.
PLACING NATIVE SPEAKERS
A native speaker in a level 1 or 2 class? An ELL student in level 1 so they can “learn English”? Nope. If not in a lower level language class, where do we put native speakers?
Alternative for Unwilling Students (in a Word format so you can adjust to your needs)
Despite our best efforts, sometimes things do not work out and the rest of the class is not learning what they could. Here is a way to deal with the occasional unwilling disruptive student.
I do not advocate using COLORFUL SPANISH in your daily life or in your classroom, but teachers need to be aware of foul expressions and cuss words because students will test you on it. Those are the first Spanish words that some students will pick on the street. Native speaking students will sometimes test you to see if your knowledge and ability in Spanish is legit. Kids will casually use some of these words to see if you will allow this kind of speech, or if you are even aware of these ugly words. And if not, look out! Your respect and classroom control could plummet.