WELCOME to Promote Language! This website presents the collaborative project of four experienced language instructors. Our goal is to share tried-and-true activities that are also rooted in research; many were presented at ACTFL conferences. We invite you to peruse the techniques and associated activities, modify them for your own classroom context, and share them with your colleagues. We welcome any adaptations, extensions, and translations; if you care to submit them for publication on this site, please email them to kconroy5@msudenver.edu. Thank you for visiting.


CULTURE: Seven Strategies for Integrating Culture Into the Curriculum
Discover seven successful strategies to support the integration of cultures and comparisons into the curriculum. These strategies are designed to develop students' C2 knowledge, to foster critical thinking, and to promote student interaction with cultural competence as defined by the National Foreign Language Standards for Learning in the 21st Century. Experienced instructors will present cultural resources, strategies, and activities based on current research. Handouts and a website with fully developed examples will be provided. These concrete examples will refresh and revitalize your teacher toolbox. Participants will acquire practical knowledge for next week's class.

Discover six techniques to improve students’ listening skills. Here, you will find resources, strategies, and in-class activities that have proven successful in experienced teachers' classes.  Each technique features several activities that include a downloadable, adaptable handout . These activities are not for someday-- they can be used in Monday's language class.

READ: Improving Students' Reading: Four techniques for success
Discover four techniques to improve students’ reading skills. Here, you will find resources, strategies, and in-class activities that have proven successful in experienced teachers' classes.  Each technique features several activities that include a downloadable, adaptable handout . These activities are not for someday-- they can be used in Monday's language class.

WRITE: Five techniques for improving students' writing

Discover five techniques to improve students’ writing. Here, you will find resources, strategies, and in-class activities that have proven successful in experienced teachers' classes.  Each technique features several activities that include a downloadable, adaptable handout . These activities are not for someday-- they can be used in Monday's language class.

PROMOTE: Seven techniques to encourage oral communication in the classroom

Discover seven techniques to improve students’ oral communication. Here, you will find resources, strategies, and in-class activities that have proven successful in experienced teachers' classes.  Each technique features several activities that include a downloadable, adaptable handout . These activities are not for someday-- they can be used in Monday's language class.



Discover strategies and resources for developing your personal philosophy for using target language in the classroom.

Learn more current research on L2 writing and speaking here as well as download our handouts from past ACTFL Conventions.