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10 Suggestions for Navigating the Block


  1. Know the Standards for Foreign Language Learning.
  2. Read in your discipline.
  3. Visit an elementary school.
  4. Pre-assess your students.
  5. Set your pace and stick to it!
  6. Emphasize language acquisition over language teaching.
  7. Vary the 'Paths to Cognition'.
  8. Encourage 'Whole Language'.
  9. Assess often and with variety.
  10. Have faith in the learner.