LOTE - Languages Other Than English

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             summer 2018


Progressing the Novice Learner Up the Proficiency Scale - July 9, 2018

In this workshop,you will work with a variety of instructional strategies to move students through the proficiency levels with the different modes of communication:  interpersonal, interpretive and presentational. Activities, examples and resources, are adaptable to any modern language.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own device.

Workshop ID: SU1839809
Cost: $85.00
Location: ESC Region 13
Date: 7/9/2018
Time: 9 am - 4pm


Useful Tactics in the LOTE Classroom - Dictations, Active Vocabulary, ymucho más! - July 16, 2018 

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In this course, you will discover new ways to engage students in the popular practice of dictations. Dictations are often misconceived as outdated approaches to language instruction. However, over time they have been reinvented! During this workshop, you will learn a variety of different approaches and methods of how to incorporate dictations into your lessons.

Workshop ID: SU1839256
Cost: $85
Location: ESC Region 13
Date: 07/16/18
Time: 9 am - 4pm


90% Plus: Staying in Target Language While Building Community -  August 2, 2018

The TEKS state students are to be given ample opportunities to engage in conversations in the target language. In this workshop, you will learn strategies for maintaining the class 90%+ in the target language at all levels of instruction including level one. Also,you will explore incorporating brain breaks in the TL and ways to build community and break down the filter so that students feel comfortable takings risks in the language.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own device.

Workshop ID: SU1839805
Cost: $85
Location: ESC Region 13
Date: 8/2/2018
Time: 9 am - 4pm

Come learn how to make your LOTE classroom

a community of student centered learning! 

Save the date for the ESC 13 CIMA conference

on Oct 2nd and 3rd.  More info coming soon!

The 6 Goals of the OWL Methodology:

  • To use the second language 100% of the time
  • To not be afraid of a second language environment
  • To take risks and break down the filter (make mistakes!)
  • To be able to infer and circumlocute
  • To participate & be part of a community
  • To cultivate intrinsic motivation & student ownership

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"Assessment: Students Showing what they Can Do with the Language"

Access Key: assessment

"Transitioning to Proficiency Based Instruction"

Access Key: lote

"Authentic Resources: Transform your Lessons!"

Access Key: authres

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