"That's IT?!?! 24 words? That is just not enough! The textbook gives them at least 50 words in that time. There is no way they will be ready for Spanish 4 or 5 with only that amount of words."
Never have we actually sat down in our department and talked about how many words students can reasonably learn in a given period of time. I was completely unaware that some of the other members of my department thought that 50 was a reasonable number...because the book said so.
So, fellow foreign language teachers, how many words do your students learn in a two-week period for mastery (being able to both recognize and produce the words accurately)? Take this quick survey and leave a comment below. I think it's an interesting discussion.