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Proficiency-Based Instruction
Proficiency-Based Instruction

Proficiency-Based Instruction



203 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $32.44)

Publication Date: May 2022

ISBN 9781942544739

Rights: WOR

ACTFL (May 2022)


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Proficiency-Based Instruction: Input & Interaction in World Language Education will equip teachers of any language and of any level with specific, practical, and straightforward tools to bring input and interaction to life in the classroom. Teaching for proficiency is fun and engaging for both students and their teachers, and the practices that are found in proficiency-based classrooms are easily implemented with the right guidance.

Proficiency-Based Instruction: Input & Interaction in World Language Education will give experienced teachers as well as those who are just beginning their career numerous resources to support your teaching. The book couples these resources with sample lessons from real teachers’ classrooms to make proficiency-based teaching a reality for you and your students!

Author Biography

Dr. Catherine Ritz is a clinical assistant professor and the program director for the World Language Education and Curriculum & Teaching programs. Her areas of interest include developing proficiency-based thematic curricula and performance assessments, effective world language methods and pedagogy, and world language teacher development.Dr. Ritz has taught French and Spanish at the secondary level for many years, is a National Board Certified teacher of French, and was director of world languages in a public school district in the Boston area before joining Boston University. She regularly presents at national and regional conferences on world language pedagogy and technology integration.Dr. Ritz has served on the Board of the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) since 2012 and was president in 2015 and 2016. She is currently the MaFLA programming coordinator, overseeing professional development events. Additionally, she serves on the board of the Northeast Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) and is vice president of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).