Advocate for the benefits of language learning
Advocate for the benefits of developing proficiency in a world language to students, parents, and colleagues.
Discuss historical and theoretical trends in language teaching
Discuss major historical trends and theories of second language acquisition in world language teaching.
Implement standards- and proficiency-based lesson planning
Use a textbook (and/or relevant state and local curriculum documents) to plan effective language lessons that help K-12 students meet each of the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and promote language proficiency as outlined in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
Develop skills in general educational technologies
Locate, evaluate, and integrate high quality information, culturally authentic materials, instructional resources, and media sources into language lessons in ways that avoid biased portrayals of diverse identities and reflect current ethical, legal, and professional standards of use regarding copyrighted materials, creative commons media, and social media.
Apply strategies for teaching in the target language
Apply effective strategies for conducting class in the target language, including techniques for making input comprehensible, providing instruction to beginning learners, and managing classroom activities and student behavior.
Teach interpersonal and presentational speaking skills
Develop well-scaffolded instructional activities for supporting the growth of K-12 students' oral proficiency in the interpersonal and presentational modes.
Apply contextualized approaches for teaching grammar and vocabulary
Apply contextualized approaches to teaching grammar and vocabulary that support K-12 students in noticing, inducing, and appropriating language patterns and structures for achieving their own communicative goals.
Promote development of intercultural competence
Contextualize language learning experiences in cultural products, practices, and perspectives using interactive techniques for developing interculturality.