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Higgs 1984


Higgs, Theodore (editor). 1984. Teaching for proficiency, the organizing principle. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company. 217pp.


All aspects of teaching and learning in relation to proficiency levels. Appendices: A) ACTFL Provisional Proficiency Guidelines B) Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level Definitions.


One of the early attempts to base teaching on the developmental stages represented by proficiency scales such as the ACTFL Guidelines and the ILR (FSI) descriptions. This is basically the philosophy adopted by the Language Learning Workshop and is reflected somewhat by Greg Thomson's Developmental Approach to language learning.

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