GET READY, GET SET…GO!:HOW TO PROMOTE AND ASSESS ORAL PRODUCTION Aaron Houts, Pilar Florenz, Nicole Gómez Eastern Florida State College
WRITE YOUR OWN STORY! Presented by Aaron Houts Eastern Florida State College
Answers? Version 1 • Correct • Informative Version 2 • Correct • Informative • Complete thought
The MILLION DOLLAR ANSWER! Version 3 • Correct • Informative • Tells a story!
Call and Response The answer is in the question!
Call and Response…into community! In English: • Establishes comfort with the exchange process • Develops a sense of community among the classmates • Develops a sense of community between students and instructor • Gives a break from the challenge of the target language
Call and response…into communication! In Target Language In Phrases: Instructor: Hi. Student: Hi. Instructor: How are you? Student: Well. And you? Instructor: Well. Thank you. Nice to meet you. Student: Same here. Instructor: See you! Student: Bye.
Call and response…into conversation! In Target Language In Sentences: Instructor: What’s your name? Student: My name is Mike. Instructor: Where are you from? Student: I’m from Palm Bay. Instructor: Where do you work? Student: I work at Eastern Florida State College.
DetectiveAs if I’m not even here Instructor: Where is Suzie from? Mike (to Suzie): Where are you from? Suzie (to Mike): I’m from Palm Bay. Mike (to the Instructor): She’s from Palm Bay. • Removes the “Sage on the Stage” • Talking about themselves (Suzie) • Asking about others (Mike) • Talking about others (Mike)
JournalistLet’s get to the bottom of this! Instructor: Where are you from? Mike: I’m from Palm Bay. Suzie: Were you born in Palm Bay? Mike: No, I was born in Massachusetts. Niki: Did you grow up there? Mike: No, I grew up in Memphis. Pili: Is your family from Memphis? Mike: My father is from Memphis.
JournalistIn living COLOR!!! Instructor: Where are you from? Mike: I’m from Palm Bay. I was born in Massachusetts, but I grew up in Memphis. That’s where my father is from. • Develops cohesive thoughts • Reinforces relevant vocabulary • Examples: 20 questions, Hot Seat
JournalistIn the HOT SEAT!!! • Suzie: How old were you when you left Massachusetts? • Mike: I was only a few months old. • Niki: And then did you move to Memphis? • Mike: No, I moved to New York. • Pili: When did you leave New York? • Mike: I left New York when I was about eight years old. • …
JournalistTell the story! • Instructor: Where are you from? Mike: I’m from Palm Bay. I was born in Massachusetts, but left when I was a few months old. Then I moved to New York. I lived in New York until I was about eight years old, but I grew up in Memphis. That’s where my father is from.