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Robert Ponterio and Jean LeLoup

Robert Ponterio and Jean LeLoup

Robert Ponterio, Modern Languages Department, Jean LeLoup, International Communications and Culture emerita, and the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Mark Warford, Buffalo State, had their article published in the September issue of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages The NECTFL Review. “Overcoming Resistance to 90% Target Language Use: Rationale, Challenges and Suggestions” examines the rationale and modalities for implementing policies at all teaching levels for teachers to use the language being taught as much as possible and at least 90 percent of the time. This practice, strongly recommended by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, is supported by evidence that we acquire language primarily through interactive use.