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  • Seniors Attend the ICTFL 2022 Fall Conference in Naperville, IL

    Students pose for photo

    On October 14, 2022, our World Languages teacher candidates attended the annual ICTFL Fall Conference in Naperville, IL. Successful teacher candidates engage in ongoing professional development opportunities that strengthen their own linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical competence and promote reflection on practice. During the day, ISU students attended sessions related to culturally responsive teaching; diversity, equity and inclusion; Facilitated Interdependent Language Learning (FILL); and novice teacher support groups among others. The keynote speaker was Dr. Florencia Henshaw from the University of Illinois, who discussed general aspects of Second Language Acquisition in the light of her newest publication Common Ground. Second Language Acquisition Theory Goes to the Classroom (Focus, 2022).