Last year we had “the war” with those 18,000 ACTFL soldiers (they call themselves the “Language Educators”). Alisa is pointing at a new possible battlefield. If we go there, let’s play nice. That was brutal last year. Robert and Eric and others here in our group handed their asses to them on a plate. Instead of arguing with them about how languages are really acquired, and I think this is what Alisa is suggesting, let’s them give some good ideas that they can use. PLC members are invited to cut and paste entire Primer articles or blog posts here onto the link below. If even just 15 of us did that, we would gain some friends. Without having to reduce them to rubble, which is basically what the Bear and the Jackal did. And don’t use the term TPRS.
In response to this query on the ACTFL community, it’d be great to have our TPRSers respond with the many and varied ways we assess. Esp speed/free writes. Since I don’t assess much in the young novice years, I’m not gonna answer it, but we have some voices that could offer up a great response. The query is on the ACTFL community page: