Communicative Oral Language in the Classroom. PEER Center Trainings Day 2 Hua Hin April 2014. Day 2 Agenda. Quick Review Exit Card Questions Survey See/Don’t See Video Analysis Demonstration of groups Microteaching Planning & Presentations. A Review: 4 Principles of CLT. Aims of CLT.
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PEER Center Trainings
Give directions BEFORE distributing materials
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Group work, pair work
Lots of practice & repetition
3. Critical Thinking
Big idea: Ask hard questions! Many different responses
4. Slides Hard to See
I’m sorry. We can send you them electronically.
example: Watching TV with subtitles helped me learn English.
2. Take a survey! Ask 3 new people what helped them learn English?
example: What helped you learn English?
3. Write down the answers.
4. Then, ask them how. (critical thinking!)
example: How did that help you?
5. If there is more time, continue asking more people!
Analyzing videos of communicative language teaching in the classroom
Principle 1. Effective communication with accuracy and fluency evident
☐ Student-to-student conversations in English
☐ Dialogues practiced with repetition of key phrases or vocabulary
☐ Realistic context for communication practice
Principle 2. Risk-taking behavior in cooperative groups
☐ Student attempts to talk in English (even if incorrect or mixed with native language)
☐ Groups of students share a task assigned by the teacher
☐ All students in groups or pairs contribute by speaking or listening.
Principle 3. Language connected to meaning and context
☐ Real things used during the lesson to connect language to meaning
☐ Gestures or movement used to connect language to meaning
☐ Images or pictures used to connect language to meaning
☐ Games or activities connected to learning new language
Principle 4. Critical-thinking skills used in the lesson
☐ Students try to solve problems during the lesson
☐ Questions that the teacher poses challenge students to think
☐ Questions require extended answers (e.g., more than “yes/no”)
What did you look for?
What did you see? What didn’t you see?
What was something effective?