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As global assessment frameworks the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, English Language Proficiency Standards, the World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning, and the Can-Do Statements have helped teachers to shift instruction and assessment toward functional ability in language use. However, these frameworks do not describe the specific linguistic and organizational features of communication in context. Situated within the recent work on contextualized, task-based performance assessment and instruction of languages, this workshop introduces participants to a genre theory and pedagogy that views spoken and written texts—all instances of communication—as genres that can be made visible and systematically taught to students. Participants will learn how to integrate genre into a backward design approach for the assessment and instruction of language and content that is centered on the development of the learner’s ability to communicate in written and spoken genres.
Overarching Guiding Question:
- How can genre theory help us meet the goals of language teaching?
Can Do Statements (Course Learning Objectives):
- I can describe genre theory and how it helps us to contextualize language use.
- I can describe genre knowledge can be applied in backward design.
June 1 - July 21
Required Live Sessions:
This course will have asynchronous and synchronous components.
For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 10:30am - 11:30am on the following days:
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Francis Troyan, PhD
Madison Yoakam, MEd
Summer Institute Course Theme
Revitalizing Teaching, Transforming Learning
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