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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: Bill VanPatten, Input and More, LLC
Vice-Chair: Diane Neubauer, University of Iowa
Secretary: Karen Rowan, Fluency Fast Language Classes

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.

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