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Robert Ponterio, Modern Languages Department, along with professor emeritus of Spanish Jean LeLoup, US Air Force Academy, and Mark Warford, Buffalo State College, presented a two-hour workshop/symposium at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) Seventh International Conference on Language Teacher Education. They presented “Code-Switching, Cognitions and Communities: Promoting more teacher use of L2,” and specifically addressed implications for teacher training, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ (ACTFL)/National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards and implementation at the department level, as well as providing concrete examples of lessons representing strategies for achieving this goal in the high school and college classroom. The symposium, held May 20 in Minneapolis, Minn., presented the research base supporting 90-100 percent of target language use in language classes at all levels as recommended in ACTFL’s position paper.