Language Production & Cooperative Learning Session 7. Enriching Immersion Education: Tips for your Teacher Toolbox Glendale Spanish Immersion Elementary School Nashville, TN August 4-5, 2010. Development of Oral Language Production. Immersion students need to have
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Enriching Immersion Education:
Tips for your Teacher Toolbox
Glendale Spanish Immersion Elementary School
August 4-5, 2010
time for longer conversation in order to develop the language (Genesse as cited in Punchard, 2002).
“A traditional teacher-led question-answer session, such as that frequently found in the classrooms, will not create frequent opportunities for sustained language used, and by extension continuous language development” (Punchard, 2002, p. 2).
Punchard, Isabelle (2002) Pair Activities
Upper Elementary Grades
“Type of task has a measurable effect on first and second language use, providing evidence that when the goal of the task includes focusing on the L2, as well as the content, children use the L2 to a greater extent.” (Conclusions section, 3) CARLA Study
A group of students at
different skill levels who
work together in the
understanding of a topic
Each member has a role
and an understanding of
the importance of being
part of a team.
(Kagan Publishing & Professional
Sra. Nuñez & Sra. Ramos
Professional Learning Community
(research on L2 use: three 5th grade students)
Content based instruction -CBI- integrating
language (some technology) with units and
lessons in SPANISH.