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Robert Ponterio

Robert Ponterio

Robert Ponterio, Modern Languages Department, with Jean LeLoup, professor emerita of Spanish, U.S. Air Force Academy, and Mark Warford, Buffalo State College, presented a session at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) annual convention on Nov. 18 in Denver, Colo. Titled “90% Target Language in the Classroom: Yes We Can!” focused on techniques for teaching in the target language. The session explored research that supports 90-100 percent use of the target language in language classes at all levels as recommended in ACTFL’s position paper. It also addressed techniques for implementing the recommendations and for training pre-service and in-service teachers.