Organic Language Acquisition Kinesthetic Immersion Darcy Rogers . TAUGHT. vs. LEARNED / ACQUIRED. How did we learn our first language?. Copied it speaking it hearing it all the time hearing it
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Organic Language Acquisition
speaking it hearing it all the time
repitition DOING IT
being shown it
listening to it
songs, televisión, libros, practicing writing
**simulating How we actually
We acquire a language when we
TWO AMAZING FACTS about language acquisition:
Effortless: no energy, no work
Involuntary: given comprehensible input you must acquire, you have no choice.
S -> E -> M
S -> M
Students make a lot of mistakes
CI leads to a lowering of standards
Not enough ‘academic language’
Errors = Progress
What is The Output Hypothesis?
(Donato & Lantolf 1990; Lantolf 2000a; Swain 2001).
Tools needed to communicate:
Making the environment safe
Allowing students to have the
forum to make mistakes
Learning from their mistakes
Leading topics of discussion
TEACHER AS COACH
STUDENTS AS WORKERS
*Teachers are merelyguideswholeadstudentsdownthepathoflanguagelearning, andenablethemtobecometeachersofothers.
Spanish I – NM
Spanish II – NH
Spanish III – IL
Spanish IV – IM
ACTFL Level ExpectedOLA Students
Communicative (Interactive activities, textbook english by teacher)
Method (immersion, interactive, Spanish by teacher and students)
Novice to Intermediate
Intermediate to Advanced
charge of the quantity
of Spanish you learn.
bring to class...
‘Foreign language lessons…particularly immersion…improve academic performance later on..and can help students…prepare for a more globalized economy’
Skills gained during language acquisition transfer to all languages a person will learn
By 1st and 2nd grade, children who entered as preschoolers can understand academic language and read and write in both languages as well.
In Immersion programs children develop literacy in the Immersion language, then develop a complete understanding of the language.