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68: Teaching Content and Skills with Andrea Isabelli

In this episode, we are talking about skill building and how we can help guide students in moving beyond content mastery and using all that vocabulary and those language structures to communicate.  Andrea Isabelli, a French teacher in Illinois, joins me to talk about how she supports communicative skill development with her students.

Topics include:

  • Transatlantic Educators Dialogue Program (TED)
  • Defining skills, curriculum, proficiency and  competence.
  • What language curriculum has traditionally focused on.
  • Some guidance with skill development.
  • Using content to build skills throughout units and on summative assessments.

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