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  1. 1. Tongues untied: A bridge over “interlanguage” for learning online Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 1
  2. 2. Tongues untied • What is “live chat”? • Who uses live chat? • Why use live chat? Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 2
  3. 3. Untying the tongue • Live chat and learning…what? – Linguistic pragmatics – Chatiquette – Unrestricted context Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 3
  4. 4. Untying the tongue • Live chat in the language classroom – CALL computer assisted – Integrating the sociolinguistic – Engaging the communicative – Acquiring fluency Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 4
  5. 5. Untying the tongue • Live chat’s eight C’s – Convenience – Cost – Currency – Context – Creativity – Communicative competence – Cognition – Computer skills Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 5
  6. 6. Untying the tongue: Eight “C”s for ease • Live chat’s ease: First of 8 C’s • Convenience – To the institution – To the instructor – To students Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 6
  7. 7. Untying the tongue • Live chat: 8 C’s • Cost – Institutional – Instructional – Material Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 7
  8. 8. Untying the tongue • Live chat: 8 C’s • Currency – Of subject matter – Of interaction – Of teachable/learnable moments Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 8
  9. 9. Untying the tongue • Live chat: 8 C’s • Context – Unrestricted – Relaxed – Timely – Relevant Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 9
  10. 10. Untying the tongue • Live chat: 8 C’s • Creativity – Comfort breeds the creative • In teaching • In collaborating • In learning Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 10
  11. 11. Untying the tongue • Live chat: 8 C’s • Communicative competence – Linguistically speaking • Phonology, morphology/syntax, vocabulary, discourse – Pragmatically speaking • Functions, variations, interactions, cultures Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 11
  12. 12. Untying the tongue • Live chat: 8 C’s • Cognition – Recognizing the meaningful v. the meaningless • the notions of “possible words”, “possible sounds”, possible structures” – Making conscious and then automatic choices – Noticing context • Linguistic, social, cultural – Evaluating, assessing Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 12
  13. 13. Untying the tongue • Live chat: 8 C’s • Computer skills – Keyboarding – ‘net surfing – Evaluation of sources and resources Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 13
  14. 14. Unfettered freedom: Online chat • Easy to use for students and teachers • Free of cost • Free of limits – Time – Place – Subject matter • Rich in rewards Katherine Watson, Coastline DL 14

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