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Teaching Oral Language . What do you currently do to teach oral Language in your class?. Write down one thing that works really well in your class. Share your strategy with your group. Summarise & report back. We use language in different ways. Relationships. Interpersonal. Transactions.
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What do you currently do to teach oral Language in your class? • Write down one thing that works really well in your class. • Share your strategy with your group. • Summarise & report back
We use language in different ways Relationships Interpersonal Transactions Socio-cultural Language structures & features Participate in or create Communication Aesthetic Learning how to learn Knowledge Listen to, read/view & respond Giving information Informational Getting information Processing & using information
Activities that teach the informational use of language • Barrier games • Sequencing activities • Whole group • Small group • Individual efforts
What works for you? • Write down one activity to teach the informational use of language that has worked for you.
Activities to teach the Aesthetic use of language • Songs, chants, rhymes & nursery rhymes • Tongue twisters – having fun with language • Listening to and telling stories • Innovating on texts
Activities to teach the interpersonal use of language • Role plays – practising what to say • Telephone • Situational language eg messages to teachers, shop, front office, doctors etc • Rehearsing – teaching kids how to rehearse in their heads
The Active Teacher 1. Knows the kids & Plans for their needs 3. - Helps kids to understand what they are going to learn & how to go about it - Provides models of English & helps kids with English when they are using it The students & teachers build positive, communicative relationships as they work together The Active Learner The Learning Context – classroom, program, teacher & students 4. Takes risks & uses English to learn 6. Can talk about what s/he is doing & what s/he has learnt 2. Provides a reason for kids to use English 5. Supports the kids’ learning to help them take risks Adapted from WTT, Fran Murray
Prepared by • Sue Coleman - Literacy Project Officer • Ruth Gledhill – Manager ESL for ILSS Program • 2006