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by Erica Fischer on Jan 26, 2011

Teaching Real Life Skills in the Language Classroom

We teach languages to give students opportunities to go out into the world and communicate. This week during our #LangChat on Twitter (8 pm Eastern Thursdays), we’ll discuss ideas for task-oriented activities that give students skills they can use in the real world.

I am excited to discuss this topic because I have often found myself struggling to communicate in very simple and common situations. When making plans over the phone, how do you say, “Can you give me a ride?” or “I’ll pick you up.”

What ordinary situations have you been unprepared for in your language experiences, and what activities in the language classroom could have prepared you better?

Erica Fischer
Erica is the founder and CEO of Calico Spanish. Her passion for teaching her own children to speak Spanish led her to create Calico Spanish. Our mission is to give all children the opportunity to learn to speak real Spanish for life.

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