“Facilitated Interdependent Language Learning™,” or FILL™, describes a strategy that calls for one language teacher to facilitate the learning of multiple languages within the same classroom. The word “interdependent” rather than “independent” is used to define FILL™ because the example classes illustrate the collaborative process of a teacher (facilitator of FILL™) and learner (the student registered for the language class) figuring out the what (which language) and how (which resources, use of class time, etc.) together. In that sense, the students in these school-based programs with FILL™ are not operating totally on their own. The facilitation of their learning by an experienced language teacher is critical in this approach.
For more information, contact FILL4wls@gmail.com.
Student Voices: High Schoolers’ Insights into World Language Learning (2021)
Facilitated interdependent language learning™ (FILL™) in action: Increasing student autonomy (July 2022)