How to Stay in Spanish in Your ClassBrooks
This is an excerpt from our recent newsletter. I wanted to post this on our blog as well.
Did you know that ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) recommends that teachers stay in the target language a minimum of 90% of the time in foreign language classrooms?
To learn more about this, you can read an excellent article by Helena Curtain entitled Teaching in the Target Language in the February newsletter of The National Capitol Resource Center. (You have to scroll down to find it.) Helena Curtain is co-author of Languages and Children—Making the Match and also Associate Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her article emphasizes the importance of staying in the target language and gives some useful advice as to how to do it. If you have ever had difficulty staying in the target language in your class I suggest you read the article.
Sonrisas Spanish School creates, publishes, and sells preschool and elementary Spanish curriculum and Spanish music for children. The Sonrisas curriculum can be used to teach preschool, elementary, and home school Spanish. Currently, our Spanish language curriculum for kids is being used nationwide to teach Spanish to children.