10 Dictation Activites for EFL classes ← Online TEFL Training. Why write things on the board for the students to write in their notebooks when you can dictate them?
Dictation gives your students a clear model of pronunciation and allows them to practise their listening and writing skills. Here’s an example: Imagine you have a few topic questions you want your students to discuss. You could write them on the board yourself or let them read the questions on the handout or in the course book, but if I were you, I would…… The teacher’s words are in italics. Now, you might feel a bit uncomfortable dictating at first but it can be, without doubt, a very student-centred teaching strategy which allows you to identify and deal with any grammar, lexical or pronunciation issues.
Dictation is an effective teaching strategy for recycling vocabulary items or grammar structures: if students are familiar with the language, why board it? Here are 10 Dictation Activities you might like to try 1.Jumbled Discussion Questions. Dictogloss. Dictogloss is a challenging ESL listening and speaking activity. Skills: Listening, Speaking and/or Writing Materials Required: A short story Dictogloss is a challenging ESL listening and speaking activity for advanced level students that helps them practice substituting vocabulary words if the original word is no longer accessible to them.
It’s also possible to do this activity for lower-level students, but you’ll need to choose something very simple and it becomes more of a memorization activity that anything else. You have to find a short, but interesting story or make up one yourself. You can use things ranging from children’s stories to a story about something you did last night. There are often short stories in textbooks that work well too and if you use this, it can be a nice warm-up or review of the material you’re going to cover, or have covered.
Trust me, your students will like this one. Teenagers: Writing: Dictogloss. An activity with a focus on communicating meaning and using correct grammar.
This is a type of dictation, but I find my students don’t groan when we do it like this! Choose an interesting or amusing passage, with grammar and vocabulary items that your students are quite familiar with. Some unknown vocabulary is actually good, as they need to try to make sense of the ‘whole’ meaning.Read the passage out at normal speed twice. The first time students just listen, the second time they can make notes.In pairs or small groups, students have to share what they remember and attempt to write a version of the passage that remains true to the original’s meaning and has correct grammar, but does not have to be exactly the same.
Dictogloss (all, Language) Language, level: all Posted Tue Oct 2 12:20:54 PDT 2001 by Mubarak Abdessalami (Abdessalami2001@yahoo.com).
High school, Tinejdad,Er-Rachidia,Morocco Materials Required: blank paper sheets Activity Time: 55 minutes Concepts Taught: Story re-telling. Main Activity » Dictogloss. Ready-made lessons : lessonstream.org. I have to admit , it’s more like a confession though , that very often I post about some sites that, I am fairly certain, are not very useful to my students.
The reason behind these posts is that by having them published and organised into categories in my blog I make sure they are always handy and never lost to me. Today’s post is not for you, dear learners(forgive my selfishness), but for us, English teachers. This site lessonstream.org , is a great site for ready-made lessons . I’ve been following Jamie Keddie ‘s blog for while and knew that he was planning to create a new site with new and old- edited material. Using ESL Library Podcasts for Dictogloss Activities. What is a Dictogloss?
A dictogloss is a classroom activity that incorporates listening, writing, speaking, and reading skills. Students listen to a piece of text a few times and take notes. Then, they get in groups and try to reconstruct the text in their own words. Eventually they compare their versions to the original. Plus.google. Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers. Sedef Fenik and Koray Haki Akyazi, Turkey Sedef Fenik and Koray Haki Akyazi are both English Instructors and members of the academic and professional development centre in the Foreign Language Preparatory school at Gediz University, Turkey.
They are trainee teacher trainers who are eager to develop themselves in language teaching and teacher training. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com Menu IntroductionBenefits provided by dictogloss Steps in a dictogloss activityConclusion References Introduction Dictation is a technique which has been used for a long time. In todays’ learner centred classrooms, teachers are more aware about integrating skills into language teaching. Doing a Dictogloss in class allows opportunities for learners to practise not only listening and writing, but also speaking and reading as subsidiary-skills. Benefits provided by dictogloss.