Teachers

Introduction

“In Other Words” – a free e-book on foreign language instruction

What is the ULAT…in a nutshell?

Reflections on World Language Education

Part 1 – The problem with traditional text-based world language instruction (19:05 video)

Part 2 – A solution: The Natural Language Acquisition Sequence (23:51 video)

Part 3 – Verifying the attainment of “relative oral fluency” (23:20 video)

Part 4 – The Four Pillars of Effective World Language Education (16:20 video and 21:14 video)

General information regarding the ULAT program

What have educators and students said about the ULAT and its creator?

On what principles was the ULAT established?

What is the ULAT’s progression of skill development?

Does the ULAT’s early emphasis on the spoken word diminish long-term written performance?

Why is using the ULAT superior to using a textbook?

Why does the ULAT only use the target language in its instructional videos?

Why does the ULAT attribute such importance to its gesture system?

How does the ULAT deal with teaching cultural issues?

How testing can take place with or without the presence of a trained instructor?

What is the minimum a classroom teacher needs to know to use the ULAT?

Resources for Using the ULAT

The Seating Chart and Recordkeeping Spreadsheet

The Oral Participation Evaluation Spreadsheet

The Oral Participation Evaluation Spreadsheet Set-Up and Use (21:27 video)

The Speech Transcription and Evaluation Tool

Written Presentation Evaluation Symbols

Recommended classroom layout

Lesson Planning

Creating a final exam

Teacher training schedule

Grammar visuals

Useful games to be played in tandem with the ULAT program