Teaching vocabulary methodology and moving toward vocabulary learning autonomy Source: A word expedition
Looking through phone photos has brought up an activity from a while back. I'll post the series of photos, see if it makes sense to look at, and then add some details after: Students wrote discussion Qs for homework. The teacher re-formulates their questions. Students compare their question with the teacher's one. I … Continue reading Noticing the difference: discussion questions
Sapir-Whorff meets the big screen. This film is nuts.
Preamble Group of 11 Vietnamese adults who work at the same university. Previously: we'd looked at telling anecdotes, with a model and analysis of some useful language as well as spoken discourse markers. What I'm aiming for, syllabus-wise Something important to me at the moment with these general English classes is: How to make better … Continue reading Reconstruction for Noticing and (therefore?) Learning
Memory activities for the classroom – underrated and underused!
- after error correction
- to help students fix bits of new language in their heads before they need to produce it at a later stage in the lesson
- to exploit decontextualised sentences, for example from a gapfill
- to improve students’ confidence with bits of language
- as learner training – once they’ve learnt them, a lot of the activities are things they can try themselves or with fellow students, without needing a teacher to set them up
They are taken from various wonderful people I’ve worked with in the past, plus a couple of my own ideas. If you think there are any that should be credited differently, please let me know. It would also be great…
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A presentation after my own heart. Love everything about these slides. Kudos!
A little later than promised, here are the slides from last weekend´s talk at the annual IH Barcelona ELT conference. Great to see so many familiar and enthusiastic faces there.
Giving the talk made me even more conscientious of my board work this week!
Would be great to hear from anyone who has been trying out the ideas or getting more involved with their boards too.