This part of the Essentials site provides focused information on teaching specific communication skills and aspects of language and culture.

Each of the Practice sections on the traditional modalities (listening, speaking, reading) addresses the relevant communication modes interpretive, interactional, and presentational as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). For background on these communication modes, see page 7 of the ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners.

Practice sections:

Several of the sections include teacher self-assessment worksheets that can be downloaded for analysis of individual teaching styles.