[caption id="attachment_54475" align="alignright" width="451"] Kristy Placido[/caption] What an amazing experience being at iFLT has been!  I have met so many of my favorite Spanish teachers!  I am completely star struck!  Today I got to attend the powerhouse session of Kristy Placido,  “The Wonderful World of Intermediates”. She...

[caption id="attachment_54465" align="alignright" width="400"] Darcy Pippins[/caption] Darcy’s Intermediate session was all about adapting novels to our classroom.  She teaches levels 3, 4 and 5AP without a textbook and ENTIRELY WITH comprehensible input.  She reiterated that using novels as the foundation of your curriculum gives compelling input...

[caption id="attachment_31597" align="alignright" width="497"] Arianne Dowd makes novels come alive in her Spanish classes![/caption] Have you ever read Pernille Ripp’s blog  “Blogging in the Fourth Dimension”?  She is an excellent blogger who is very passionate about “helping students fall in love with literacy again”.  She describes...

[caption id="attachment_29325" align="alignright" width="300"] Eric Herman[/caption] The following post is reprinted with permission from Eric Herman. It is an abridged version of a supplement to Issue 4 of the weekly Acquisition Classroom Memo, a review of must-know second language acquisition research and the implications for classroom...