Our national parent organization has done a good job of identifying the Communication Standard as what should be the main focus of our work.
However, over the past thirty years as the research became more and more clear each year, they never found themselves able to cast off the textbook model, which has almost nothing to do with the research but has made companies like Realidades millions of dollars.
Classic hypocritical policy – give lip service to the research but don’t change what you are in reality asking teachers to do – perpetuate a dead pedagogy so that you can keep the dollars flowing.
Shame on ACTFL. Shame on them.