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Florida Foreign

Language Association

2018 Conference Schedule - Round 6

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9am-10am

"RoundMe im Klassenunterricht"

Sara Hoefler

German RoundMe allows teachers to create professional interactive virtual tours with panoramic shots. Help your students to explore the German speaking world by creating your own RoundMe tours or by checking the map and viewing the tours created by others. Focus will be on a RoundMe tour created by Phil Warnecke and Dr. Sara Hoefler highlighting a German heritage site in Florida
Total Participation in the World Language Classroom Salons A & B Juan Carlos Morales
All Languages

All Levels

Student Engagement
How do we keep all of our students engaged in our classroom? In this session, we will discuss how using Himmele and Himmele's Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) creates opportunities for student engagement that makes everyone involved. Participants will learn how to use an appointment calendar for partner work, how to use bounce cards to develop communicative competence, and engage in a written interpersonal debate. Become a student for a while, and learn how to keep everyone in your class engaged!
#What’s Trending?
Salon C

Stephanie Shepherd

All Languages


Middle & High School
In this fast and fun presentation, attendees will learn how to use the latest and greatest technology that is trending this school year. Things such as Quizizz, Google Classroom, Flipgrid, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Plickers, Padlet, VoiceThread, and more.
Spanish Textbooks in Use: Are Florida Universities on the Same Page?
Salon D

Dr. Justin P. White

Dr. Andrew DeMil


High School & Post-Secondary
The present study presents data collected regarding Spanish Language textbook use among public and private Universities in Florida. The researchers were interested in the textbooks used in Spanish levels 1 - 4, distribution of class levels within one textbook, the articulation point of beginning levels to intermediate, and the (non) acquisition-oriented nature of the textbooks selected.

5 Steps to Starting a School-to-School Exchange Program


Salon F Daniel Martin

Alaïs Boschet
Global Programs A school exchange is one of the rewarding opportunities for students and teachers, yet the process of finding a partner school and coordinating a group exchange can seem overwhelming. Learn how to create a successful exchange program that empowers students to develop their language skills and cultural proficiency, while transforming your school into a truly global campus. Participants will receive a step-by-step guide and tips for starting their own exchange program.
Potential Careers in the Intelligence Community Using Foreign Language Skills
Salon G Donald Gentile
Careers in Government A briefing and discussion led by Mr. Don Gentile with the Office of Director of National Intelligence/Chief Human Capital Office/Foreign Language Office. Mr. Gentile will provide an overview of various careers utilizing foreign language proficiency and cultural expertise (e.g. translator, interpreter, instructor, intelligence/language analyst, Foreign Service Officer, Special Agent …etc.). There will be a chance for Q & A and an opportunity to chat with Mr. Gentile at the end of the session.
Teaching Foreign Language to Heritage and Native Speakers

Salon H Sherry Reach

Carmen Marshall-
Heritage Speakers
In this session, learn about the Cambridge Pathway’s language program (30+ languages and English as Second Language). Cambridge Pathway is a learner centered instructional system aligning curriculum, teaching and learning and pedagogy, offering English first and second language programs for grades K-10, 30+ languages for grades 9-10, and 20+ languages for grades 11-12.  Schools have the flexibility to choose which language they want to offer their students. More specifically, this session will inform how Cambridge language courses are specifically made not just for English learners, but also for those who are Heritage or Native speakers of a non-English language. Cambridge International’s Cambridge Pathway serves students in over 160 countries, including students whose primary language is non-English. Cambridge International is a part of the University of Cambridge, ranked in top 5 universities across the world.
Comprehensive Input Strategies in Action
Azalea A

Myra Johnson

Jacqueline Cinotti-Dirman

Language Acquisition

Middle & High School
Do you remember how you felt when you started learning your second language?  Step into your students’ shoes as you acquire Motletalk, a language created just for you.  Come join us for an interactive session of CI strategies at work.
Teacher Hacks 101
Azalea B Betsy Taylor, Tennessee TOY
All Languages

All Levels
Do you need a quick check for comprehension? Are your same old activities getting stale? In this session, discover 101 high-yield, low-stress strategies to manage, organize, assess and engage students in the target language. Examples will cover all modes of communication and ways to differentiate for multiple levels of proficiency. Not just for beginners these hacks will work for you.
Challenging Students in Intermediate Japanese in a New Way at USF: Examining Japanese V and VI from the Spring of 2018Hibiscus Brian Hagihara (Thompson)

Looking at Japanese language students' needs and wants including grammar instruction, task-based instruction, various homework assignments, other assessments.
Swap Shop for FCTA
Oleander A Charlene Chang
Chinese This is for all Chinese teachers to share their best practices and experiences. The teachers can also ask questions and get answers for teaching advice.
Integrating Authentic West African Resources into your French Courses
Oleander B

Deanna Scheffer

Dr Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson


High School
How prepared are you to help your students make cultural comparisons outside of the HEXAGON and QUEBEC that are not overly stereotypical? The presenters will share current resources and activities from various French-speaking African countries. The presenters will use PPT and handouts to share an AP themed unit based on authentic materials: podcasts, literary excerpts, interviews and advertisements. The presenters will also provide accompanying free-response activities that can be used as assessments based on the resources using the AP French Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines..
Grammar: Why, When, and How? Examining ACTFL Core Practice 5

Carolyn Taylor

Michelle Olah


Middle & High School
What is the role of grammar in a world language classroom? Participants will examine ACTFL's Core Practice #5: Teaching Grammar as a Concept in Meaningful Contexts. Participants will reflect and discuss the role of grammar in the communicative language classroom. This session will consider elements of Second Language Acquisition and brain compatible learning to explore the role of grammar instruction and its place in supporting students’ target language proficiency. Linguistic accuracy is the destination, not a point of departure!
Como enseñar el pretérito y el imperfecto en la tierra de lo digital y no morir en el intento./How to teach pretérito and imperfecto in digital land without perishing in the attempt.
Jasmine Virmared Santiago


Middle & High School
Tutorial presentation on how to smoothly introduce students to the imperfecto and the use of both, pretérito and imperfecto, in Spanish class

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