This post contains a video recording of Sr. Howard teaching 1st graders in the target language.
Click here to watch Sr. Howard teach 1st graders (in the target language) about days of the week and colors.
Click here to watch more video recordings of Sr. Howard teaching in the target language.
Pay particular attention to how Sr. Howard…:
- …uses extralinguistic input to help students find meaning in an L2 immersion environment.
- …makes it easier for students to successfully find meaning by using small amounts of target language.
Stay tuned, next week, for more posts from the current blog series on comprehensible input and input theory.
Over the next several weeks, the posts on Tuesday’s Tips For Staying In The Target Language will delineate the massive implications that simple sketches (like the ones found in Part 1) have on foreign language teaching and foreign language acquisition.
Todd (the stick figure) will help me discuss and/or continue to discuss…:
- …the nature of input and comprehensible input.
- …different forms of input and comprehensible input.
- …a qualitative analysis of the various forms of comprehensible input and their usefulness in facilitating foreign language acquisition.
- …making input comprehensible.
- …how making input comprehensible and meaningful (to foreign language students) can cause language acquisition “magic” to occur.
- …obstacles to making input comprehensible in a classroom full of students.
- …strategies for overcoming the making-input-comprehensible-obstacles that exist in a foreign language classroom.
- …a comprehensive rubric for assessing the effectiveness of a foreign language teacher.
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