WLL 598 – ACTFL Guidelines

KEYWORDS: The American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages is professional organization of foreign language teachers that promotes more than 12,000 foreign languages at all levels. Their main goals: Teacher preparation Curriculum development Language instruction Contributions to society: The Proficiency Guidelines: Created in 1986 They describe what individuals can DO with a language: Listening, Speaking, Reading, & Writing.…

WLL 598 – What’s Communicative Competence?

KEYWORDS: Interpret, enact, social behaviors, production of TL, Linguistic competence, Sociolinguistic competence, Discourse competence, Strategic competence, grammar, vocabulary, According to Canole & Swain, Communicative Competence is the ability to interpret and enact social behaviors, where the learner is actively engaged in the use of the target language. It involves: Linguistic competence: knowledge of grammar &…