The effects of the textbook and worksheet on language instruction in our country has been devastating. ACTFL has allowed it, never jabbing their fingers animatedly in the direction of the research. They should have done that.
The result is that all teachers who have trusted ACTFL to guide them in the direction of best practices in the profession have been let down. That’s bad policy.
If an ACTFL honcho read the above, they would deny it. Really? Deny the research and just sit quietly in the ACTFL ivory tower and let teachers employ methods that DO NOT ALIGN with the research? What’s up with that?