TOCCA: Task-Oriented Community Centered Acquisition: A Guidebook for Use in World Language Courses
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The TOCCA guidebook will introduce you to the best new way to learn a language. Using current research from the fields of Linguistics, World Languages, and Education, this new method was created for teachers to increase language acquisition and retention while honoring the rich cultural perspectives of native speakers. The TOCCA method shifts learning away from pre-created, text-centered curriculum to co-created, student-centered experiences within the classroom, local community, and beyond. We have found this to be motivating for students and especially helpful for beginning-level classes. TOCCA includes a comprehensible input approach, incorporating relevant learning tasks, assessed through our growth-focused model while nurturing relationships both within the classroom and the broader native-speaking community. Students and teachers have found this to be a better way to learn a language!
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Tahtinen-Pacheco, S., Hanson, M., & Skogen, B. (2023). TOCCA: Task-orientated community centered acquisition: A guidebook for use in world language. SacraSage.