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April 24, 2023

Using “SCRAP” to Unlock World Languages

Ready to make intentional and impactful changes to your teaching practices while empowering your language instruction? Uniquely designed by a seasoned world language teacher for world language educators, new course 5256: Unlocking World Languages through Comprehensible Input explores the Comprehensible Input (CI) approach, which emphasizes authentic resources and the use of the target language 90% of the instruction time. 

Many students take world language courses expecting to be able to communicate with native speakers of the language outside of the classroom, at least in the case of modern language. Providing authentic purpose for tasks can increase motivation and engagement in the classroom and beyond. When we make our tasks relevant students are much more likely to internalize both the vocabulary and concepts behind that vocabulary. The SCRAP framework (Situation, Challenge, Role, Audience, Product/Performance) builds a way for learning tasks to be truly authentic. For a sneak peek of course 5256, try out the activity below using the SCRAP framework!


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