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Comprehension-based Communicative Language Teaching

Welcome to the ACTFL CCLT SIG!

The mission of the Comprehension-based Communicative Language Teaching (CCLT) SIG includes the following:

  • To foster among members a better understanding of the role of input and comprehension in the development of language proficiency;
  • To share curricular ideas regarding comprehension-based language teaching within the contemporary communicative and proficiency-oriented classroom;
  • To explore the development of appropriate assessments and outcome measurements for comprehension-based language teaching;
  • To advocate for materials, trainings, and resources that emphasize input and communication in the contemporary classroom;
  • To connect with other SIGs (e.g., immersion, technology, language learning for children, LCTL, teacher education, critical and social justice) to explore common ground and promote collaboration.

Current Officers:

Chair: Jason Fritze, Laguna Beach Unified
Vice-Chair: Diane Neubauer, University of Iowa
Secretary: Karen Rowan, Fluency Fast Language Classes
Past-Chair: Bill VanPatten, Input and More, LLC

If you are already a member of ACTFL and wish to join this SIG, contact us. ACTFL Basic membership includes one free SIG (2 free with Plus, Preferred, and Premium membership); individuals may join additional SIGs for $5 per year per SIG. See Membership FAQ about details on adding/changing a SIG.

What Our Members Are Saying

ACTFL provides opportunities at all levels in over 50 languages to dialog and exchange ideas for continually improving how we communicate language learning in our classrooms. Joining ACTFL exposes students and new teachers to the latest pedagogical methodologies beyond one’s classroom.

Janine Erickson, Denver Language School