Additional Resources

Extensive research-based and teacher-suggested resources to help increase language proficiency for your students.

HOW TO...?  links and resources  |  2017 Can-Do Statements


  • Create my own thematic units in conjunction with a textbook
  • Create units using backward design
  • Create and find IPAs (Integrated Performance Assessments)

  • Find authentic videos, music and websites
  • Find video series and podcasts for language learners
  • Find websites to practice language skills, grammar and vocabulary
  • Find ways to use grammar and vocabulary for communication

  • Find easy ways to record speaking
  • Find ways to use personal devices in the classroom
  • Make digital stories and presentations
  • Make an e-portfolio
  • Save videos in mp4 format
  • Advocate for my language program
  • Create information gap activities
  • Make fake Facebook pages
  • Find native speakers to practice speaking

2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Communication

Students use the 2017 Communication Can-Do statements to self-assess their language proficiency and performance and to set goals for how to progress to the next level. Teachers use the Can-Do statements as predictors of proficiency growth and as learning targets and sample activities for units and lessons. 

The 2017 Intercultural Can-Do statements suggest opportunities where students use the target language to Investigate, Interact and Reflect on cultural experiences in their own and other cultures. The Reflection Tool is used in conjunction with the Intercultural statements.

The EXAMPLE statements can be personalized to fit specific goals and content for the learning environment.

Can-Do Communication 

Can-Do Interculturality - Investigate, Interact, Reflect

Overview: Grid of Communication and Intercultural Can-Dos (11x17, 11x14, 8.5x11)
♦ ASL Communication Can-Do Statements 

♦ ASL Intercultural Can-Do Statements

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