主題: Building Fluency /主講者: Sandra Wu
Get your students saying more, give your students more ideas, increase your students confidence, hear them speaking faster, listen to them reading quicker. These are some of the results you can expect to see in your students when they use the cutting edge learning activities that aim to build fluency in young learners reading and speaking.
主題: Enhancing Communicative Competence through Cooperative Learning
主講者: 梁彩玲 博士
In this workshop, participants are going to learn how to implement communicative language teaching through the teaching system of cooperative learning. The workshop will start from the comprehensive definition of communicative competence in the four areas of linguistic, sociolinguistic, discoursal, and strategic competence. Based upon the understanding of communicative competence, attention will be brought to the pedagogical implications of Communicative Language Teaching: (1) appropriateness vs. grammaticality, (2) fluency vs. accuracy, (3) active participation vs. passive reception. Finally, key elements of cooperative learning will be presented to distinguish cooperative learning from group learning.
主題: Explore, Discover Learn: Multi-modal Language Instruction through a global Context
主講者: Torban Nielsen
Vocabulary and communicative speaking practice through conversation dialogs continue to be a strong focus for Primary and Junior High School English language learning classrooms in Taiwan. Teachers are always looking for new activities to inspire students and make sure they acquire the language they need. Through the increase in technology, a ‘multi-modal language learning environment’ is now here for students to explore English in new interactive ways.
主題:Why Are Activities Important in Language learning Classroom
Language learning is a hard task. Due to the limited time of the syllabus and curriculum, it might be a challenge for teachers to add some activities in class.
One useful strategy to encourage language acquisition is using language activities. While using activities in the classroom, it is helpful for teachers to have a complete understanding of students’ learning. Teachers can also consider the benefits of activities: the skills to capture students’ attention; lower students’ stress; and give students the chance for real communication.
主題:Engaging Students through Anticipation
Students need to be prepared for the reading first by building expectation.
Prior to reading, tasks and objectives need to be presented to the students.
- Pre-learning brainstorming
- Background or pre-learning vocabulary
- Picture interpretation
- Jumbled title
- Title creation
- Role playing
- “What if” interjections
- Skimming and scanning
Other important areas:
- Decoding approach to vocabulary
- Vocabulary enrichment
- Interpretation of background/settings/characters/plot
- Fluency work