3.1-Module 3 Overview: Start Here!

Welcome to Module 3! (June 25-27)

The focus of Module 3 is Comprehensible Input, including staying in the target language at least 90% of the time and checks for understanding.

This module will give you extensive opportunities to learn the best practices of designing comprehensible for language learners and also strategies for staying in the Target language. This module starts on June 25 and ends on June 27. During this module, you will also participate in the a synchronous Web Conference to be held on June 27 at 5:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. CT / 8:30 p.m. ET. You won’t want to miss this webinar with special guest instructor Christine Lanphere, the 2007 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year. Please mark your calendars for this date and time! You will receive an email announcement on the morning of the Web Conference with the URL for this live session, which will be held in the web conference platform, Adobe Connect.

Module 3 Learning Targets

  • I can explain the components of comprehensible input.
  • I can list strategies for staying in the target language.
  • I can design comprehensible input for my learners.
  • I can ensure that at least 90% of what I say and/or materials I share with my students are in the target language. 

Module 3 Activity Table

Please take some time to review the activity table below and to mark important due dates on your calendar so as not to miss anything! If you are fond of task lists, you may consider copying this table to a word processing document or printing this page so that you can check off each section as you complete it. If you would like to see an overview of the documents you will be using in this module, you can watch this short overview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNymoGxNnik

Please review the tasks and due dates for our orientation module now and schedule your work!

ActivityDescriptionDue Date
3.1 – Module OverviewProvides an introduction to the learning focus of this module and the activities you will be completing.Before section 3.2
3.2 – Background Knowledge ActivatorIn this activity, you will prepare for the learning focus of this module by participating in an online chat about how people who don’t speak the same language communicate.Before section 3.3
3.3- Module 3 Lesson 1Much like you did in Module 2, you will begin with a series of documents designed to provide a general understanding of how and why we design comprehensible input in the target language.Before section 3.4
3.4 Guided PracticeIn this activity, you will begin to apply your growing knowledge of the design of comprehensible input.Before section 3.5
3.5 – Module 3, Lesson 2Now you will have a more in-depth teacher video that provides more concrete guidance on designing comprehensible input.Before section 3.6
3.6 – Guided PracticeIn this activity, you will articulate deeper understandings regarding the purposeful design of comprehensible input, in the target language, with checks for understanding.Before section 3.7
3.7 – Independent practiceFinish Learning Episode 1 on your Learning Plan Template (you started it in Module 2).By midnight on June 27! 
3.8-Guest Instructor WebinarGuest instructor Christine Lanphere (ACTFL National Teacher of the Year 2007) will provide a special lesson outlining strategies for remaining in the target language.June 27 at 5:30 pm Pacific / 7:30 pm Central / 8:30 pm Eastern.
3.9 – Asynchronous language lesson samplesIn this activity, you will select two asynchronous lesson samples to watch, along with an activity to help you reflect on and apply what you noticed in the video lessons. You will find lessons in French, Persian, Chinese and Arabic for you to choose from (you are required to view two of them).By the end of the day, June 27.
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