Using the target language

One of our goals in the World Language department, and something that aligns with our AERO standards, is to try and use the target language exclusively in the classroom, whenever possible. Obviously, this is not always easy to achieve at a Beginner level, but even with these novice speakers, it is remarkable to see how they do comprehend what is going on in the classroom if comprehensible input is used. Watch below to see how comfortably these third graders interact with each other in French and how they can negotiate meaning by using the few words and phrases that they know.

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