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UPDATE! Thanks to your support, the project has succesfully funded:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/242604490/irish-language-hunt

Thanks again to everyone who helped out!

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The “Language Hunting Proficiency Scale” is an adaptation of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for language speaking proficiency. In typical Languge Hunting style, it can understood in a fun, easy, “obvious” way using a party paradigm:

ACTFL Level LH ‘Party’ Level LH Description
Novice Tarzan at a Party Single words, short vocab lists
Intermediate Getting to the Party Ask questions and get answers to get needs
met:  “where/when is the party?”, “what should I wear?”, “what
should I bring?”
Advanced What happened at the party? Recount experience, tell story: “Tarzan drank too much
jungle juice and threw a chair out the window, the cops came and took
him to the drunk tank and I had to bail him out”
Superior Why do we have parties? Discuss social, economical, political, culture nature
of why we have parties

Last month, both Mark Seemann and David Bernstein published a critique of TDD based Read the rest of this entry »