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How We Made An Excellent Speaking Activity Even Better. Last week I posted about an Excellent Speaking Activity, one that I learned from Paul Nation.

How We Made An Excellent Speaking Activity Even Better

Here’s an excerpt: He calls it the “4-3-2″ Fluency Activity. In it, students line up (standing or sitting) facing each other. Each one must be prepared to speak on something that they are already quite familiar with. First, they speak to their partner for four minutes about the topic. 8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling. Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world. WHY Digital Storytelling? Language Materials Project: Search. Foreign Language Teaching Methods. About the Site Foreign Language Teaching Methods focuses on 12 different aspects of language teaching, each taught by a different expert instructor.

Foreign Language Teaching Methods

The site contains video footage from an actual methods course held at the University of Texas at Austin. This flexible resource is designed to be used by foreign language teachers as a component of a classroom methods course or as a stand-alone course for independent learners. “While I was taking this course, I was already changing what I was doing and I can already see the difference. ” Foreign Languages on ITV. Center for Applied Second Language Studies: Article: Learning a Language May Come Down to Gestures. From Learning a language may come down to gestures January 9, 2012 Language classes of the future might come with a physical workout because people learn a new tongue more easily when words are accompanied by movement.

Center for Applied Second Language Studies: Article: Learning a Language May Come Down to Gestures

Manuela Macedonia and Thomas Knoesche at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, enrolled 20 volunteers in a six-day course to learn “Vimmi”, a phony language designed to make study results easier to interpret. Half of the material was taught using only spoken and written instructions and exercises, while the other half was taught with body movements to accompany each word, which the students were asked to act out. Students remembered significantly more of the words taught with movement, and they used them more readily when creating sentences, according to the researchers. Read the full article at Access the study at. Foreign Language Teaching Methods: Culture. Welcome!

Foreign Language Teaching Methods: Culture

I'm Tom Garza, an Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and the Director of the Texas Language Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Besides coordinating the program in Russian here at UT, my research interests are primarily focused on incorporating culture and cultural information into language teaching. While the two seem to be inextricably connected, we somehow forget, as teachers, that language without culture is not communication. So, what have the last two decades told us about the cultural quotient in our teaching?

First, when the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages introduced the first-ever provisional proficiency guidelines in 1984, they included guidelines for cultural competence. ICT in teaching learning processes. Educational Thinkers. Vygotsky on Collective Creativity. Posted by keithsawyer in Everyday life.

Vygotsky on Collective Creativity

Tags: Collective creativity, creativity, lev vygotsky, vygotsky, walter isaacson trackback I just re-read a classic article about creativity, written almost 100 years ago by the legendary Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky. Vygotsky’s theory–that innovations emerge from social networks and collaborative groups–has been supported by decades of research. Here are a few choice quotations: Our everyday understanding of creativity does not fully conform to the scientific understanding of this word. Vygotsky’s view is exactly what contemporary research on innovation and creativity has found, as captured in my 2007 book Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration. What is Connected Learning.

Ninth-grader Charles Raben has seen first-hand that by connecting the many spheres of his life -- peers, interests and academic pursuits -- new learning experiences can and will present themselves in both organized and unstructured ways.

What is Connected Learning

In the summer of 2012, Charles utilized his photography skills and the petition website to capture and share the story of Jerry Delakas, a longtime local newsstand operator who was in danger of losing his New York City license over a technicality. "I wanted to have that experience of creating change myself. " The petition-making process proved to be a life-changing learning experience for the teen. Hawkins Centers of Learning - Home. EDUCERI. The Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) project has analysed how young people learn.


It has studied which conditions and dynamics allow them to be able to learn better. New Teachers for New Competences. The Jigsaw Classroom: A Cooperative Learning Technique.