Summer 1: May 23 - July 1 (ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS)
This course is designed to introduce teachers to ACTFL’s Core Practice of teaching grammar as a concept and in context. Participants in this course will start by learning about the research and theories behind implicit and explicit grammar instruction from experts in language acquisition. Participants will also learn more about what it means to choose grammatical concepts in the context of a thematic unit as it pertains to a communicative goal. A special emphasis will be placed on strategies to implement implicit grammar instruction with students through the PACE Model. In this course participants will share ideas for implementing PACE model lessons and also discuss the benefits and challenges of teaching grammar implicitly in classes. Conducted in English with coursework in Spanish.
Students who matriculate into an Instructor-Facilitated course should adhere to the dates listed on the website. Final coursework should be submitted within one week after the course end date. Course extensions beyond one week are subject to a $50 fee.
Not sure which credit option to choose? Credit options are based on district approval. Learn more about each credit option here.
- 60 Professional Development Points: $540
- 3 Graduate Credits:
- PEDD 9158 University of the Pacific: $875
- Colorado State University Pueblo: 3 Degree Applicable Graduate Credits: CLDE 591 SPAN503TCHNG SPANISH GRAMMAR $900
- PDLL 522ID Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $955
- EDU 6130 Ashland University: (register and pay the university directly) $1050
About the Instructor
Michael Orlando Jr., ED.D., Director of Academic Affairs, World Language Methodology & Spanish Instructor. Read more about Michael on Our Team page!
What participants are saying about this course
"I was able to practice the skills I learned in this class every week. It was extremely helpful."
"The course was very well-organized and the instructor was responsive and quick with feedback."
"I would highly recommend this course- great for those looking to be more proficiency-based and those who use mostly CI, but need that missing piece."