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El Nuevo Houdini, Chapter 2

Yesterday, we worked on vocabulary for Chapter 2 of El Nuevo Houdini, and today we began the chapter. Here are my plans for Chapter 2: Pre-reading discussion questions from the Teacher’ Guide; discuss as a class. I assigned words and sound effects to groups of students by handing out the cards from this document (Chapter…

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What is Proficiency Oriented Language Instruction?

As language teachers, our goal for our students is to be more proficient in the target language when they complete our course than when they began. We probably have other goals for our students (being more kind, more empathetic, more responsible, more culturally aware), but all of these objectives fit into the overarching mission of…

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