Six Core Practices 1. Use the target language as the vehicle and content of instruction. 2. Design and carry out interpersonal communication tasks for pairs, small groups, and whole class instruction. 3. Design lessons and tasks that have functional goals and objectives, to include specifying clearly the language and activities needed to support and meet the communicative objectives. 4. Teach grammar as a concept and use in context. Understand the various approaches to grammar instruction and how to select one over the other. 5. Design and carry out interactive reading and listening comprehension tasks using authentic cultural texts of various kinds with appropriate scaffolding and follow-up tasks that promote interpretation. 6. Provide appropriate feedback in speech and writing on various learning tasks.