Robert’s response to his WL continues:
As far as writing is concerned, delaying Written Presentational Communication as an emphasis does mean that students do no writing. Writing is a part of both Interpersonal and Interpretive Communication. As practiced by many deliverers of instructional services, however, students are asked to “present” in writing before they have acquired the tools to do so. According to ACTFL, Novice writing is primarily copying, so – for example – my students begin writing dictations fairly early in the year and then correct them by copying the text and comparing the two versions.