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Dr. Apgar at TFLTA Conference

At the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association meeting in Franklin, Professor Richard Apgar participated in a panel with colleagues from the University of Memphis, Belmont University, Austin Peay State University, and the University of Tennessee about articulation between language study at high school and college. He addressed the ways language courses differ at the college level and how teachers can help students successfully build on their successes in high school. Other panelists spoke about placement, proficiency-oriented instruction, and training the next generation of language teachers. Later that weekend, Dr. Apgar was elected president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, a role he will fill for a two-year term.