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Friday, March 22 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Comprehensible Input Versus Standardized Testing: What Can Novices Achieve? (5-9)

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Language teachers and administrators may resist implementing Comprehensible Input approaches, including Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS), fearing that students’ performance on standardized assessments will lag behind learners in more traditional classrooms. This presentation reports results from practitioner research that compared CI and traditional instruction among U.S. middle schoolers using quantitative and qualitative methods. Whereas CI learners matched the county average on ACTFL’s AAPPL listening and speaking portions, they reported far greater satisfaction and confidence with TPRS.

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Dr. Amanda Lanier

Program Director / Faculty, Michigan State University
Dr. Amanda Lanier is the director of the online Graduate Programs in Foreign Language Teaching at Michigan State University and faculty in the Center for Language Teaching Advancement. She is an applied linguist who focuses on social and cultural aspects of language learning, teacher... Read More →

Friday March 22, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm EDT

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