How the Revised Standards for Classical Language Learning Help Beginning Teachers

Timothy Hanford
Abstract of Article: 

Beginning teachers face many challenges, not least of which is the development of an effective plan for instruction. The revised Standards for Classical Language Learning help beginning instructors situate their language instruction into an effective context, such as is detailed in the Standards’ five goals of Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Furthermore, the revised Standards offer numerous meaningful examples of students’ performance abilities at different levels, and flexibility in the design of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. By consulting the revised Standards, beginning teachers can develop more effective and nuanced methods of classical language teaching.