Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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The perks of makingConnectionsImproving Learners SpokenProductionNatalia Gonzalez - @natibrandiInternational House Buenos Aires
There is talking....But arewe gettinganywhere?
•Do you correct your studentsspoken production?PollA- No – theyll never develop fluency if I do.B- Yes – mostly on the spot, I repeat what theyre sayingwith a correct model.C- Yes – mostly on the spot and I also give themopportunities to correct themselves.D- Yes - Delayed feedback on both inaccurate andsuccessful language use.
Why bother?Self-monitoringThe ability to become aware ofwhat you are saying.
On the spot correctionStudent makes mistake T immediately repeats whatstudent said accurately.Student makes mistake T repeats mistake or asksstudent to say that sentenceagain to encourageself-correction.
Delayed feedback: Option 1Students are assigned a task.Students talk.T monitors unobstrusivelyMay decide to sit behindthe horse-shoe.T takes notes of what sssay (content andlanguage, both correctand inaccurate useof language)T puts samples of ssproduction on the board,and ss discuss which arecorrect and which needimprovement.
Delayed feedback: Option 2Students are assigned a task.Students talk.T uses digital recording,could be video or just audio.T watches videos afterwardsand so do students.An option is to get them totranscribe exactly what theysaid and then get learners tospot mistakes and reflect onthe bits that were successful.
Delayed feedback: Option 3Students are assigned a task.Ss complete the task from home, using differentApps like Spreaker (my favourite).They can rehearse and add sound effects until they are happywith their product, which means theyll be monitoring theirlanguage use until they like it.www.spreaker.com
What now?What do we do with all that feedback?How do we get learners to remember the mistakesthey commonly make?What about emergent language, great language thatemerges from tasks? How do we keep records of this?
The perks of makingconnections :)Mistake Correction Tips toavoidmistakeTaught/ta t/ʊHe likefootballCould be:funnyMnemonicKinestheticVisualCan you think of any ideas? Add them to the chatboxCan you think of any ideas? Add them to the chatbox
The perks of makingconnections :)Mistake Correction Tips to avoidmistakeTaught/ta t/ʊTaught/t :t/ɔLike caught andAugustAu very oftenpronounced / :/ɔHe like football He likesfootballHeShe with SItVisual tipMnemonic tip
What about emergent language?Lexical notebooks?LexicalitemPronunciation Example AssociationGherkin(noun)/g :k ŋ/ɜ ɪ Gherkins aretraditionallyserved cold,as cookedgherkins lose theirintenseflavourrapidly.A pickle madefrom acucumber.It’s also thename of thatbuilding I sawwhen I went toLondon (withthat shape)
Fun with lexical notebooks:Heads up!
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