#Ililc 4 Thinking of the content and the outcome

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  • This is not a session about teaching about pencil cases. Or about how to more effectively discuss what a teenager was doing in their bedroom last night. Those things are not going to persuade teenagers who do not see the point in learning a language that your lesson is going to change that. The first part of this morning is to reflect on the WHAT that we’re teaching before we can even think about the HOW we teach.
  • Write these up+ add to them? Then generate thoughts on news items / cultural elements that could be combined with them to add depth
  • Match items
  • Video deductions
  • Mini whiteboard task
  • Mini whiteboard task
  • Mini whiteboard task
  • #Ililc 4 Thinking of the content and the outcome

    1. 1. Imagine you could just… start again. Write a list of the 5 foundations you’d like to build your department on. What do they say about HOW you want the students to learn?
    2. 2. Issues we face • Low profile for MFL in school • Low motivation levels • Low skill levels • Lack of time! For more ideas www.chrisfuller.typepad.com To chat things over @chrisfullerisms To discuss and ask questions Chrisfullerinspain@hotmail.com
    3. 3. • Could you talk about... • Would you want to talk about... • How creative could you be when talking about... items inhealthy? being a house? The traditional topics? - school - environment - daily routine - local area - weather - sports and leisure - house and home - food / healthy living - family - holidays
    4. 4. How do we encourage... - intercultural understanding? - linguistic creativity? - INTEREST? - spontaneity? - skill development?
    5. 5. Difficulties in dealing with complex content - introducing new, complex language - ensuring language is appropriate moving forward - students won’t understand the concepts - students don’t have opinions on the subjects
    6. 6. How I build in creativity + ICT ... Chilean earthquake - house and home (year 8)
    7. 7. Use your word mat to match the vocab below. What do you think we will be learning about? Querría Me haría falta Me gustaría porque sería esencial útil inútil un lujo I would want I would need I would like because It would be essential useful useless a luxury I would like because I would want It would be I would need useless a luxury useful essential
    8. 8. Work with a partner - Note down as many details in the back of your book as you can from the video
    9. 9. ? Exploiting word mats • Translation tasks (written) • Mini whiteboard tasks • Answering questions (set number of words?) • Improving model answers • Peer feedback
    10. 10. Dual language texts to add cultural context
    11. 11. ¿Qué necesitarías después de un terremoto ? Me gustaría (I would like) Necesitaría (I would need) Have you investigated No estoy de Estoy de acuerdo Group Talk acuerdo Sería (it would be) before? (more…than) más... QUE menos… QUE (less…than) tan… como Claro = of course Estás loco / a = you’re crazy (as… as) ¡Qué va! = yeah right! ¿En serio? = Seriously?
    12. 12. Your challenge: 1) Design a digital Shelterbox containing 10 items that you would want after a disaster 2) Rank them 1 to 10- 1 the most important 3) Use the word mat to explain WHY you would want that item
    13. 13. Uruguayan drug legalisation -healthy living (year 8)
    14. 14. Your end of unit project this half term will be to create a blog post on your attitude to addiction and drug legalisation. Obviously, the best blog posts aren’t just text- what else might yours include? Spend 5 minutes with a partner discussing… a) What your post might include b) What words you might need?
    15. 15. You have 25 minutes to… Create a vocab list of at least 20 words for yourself on the topic of “health”- not just drugs! Write the Spanish and the English This must include… • 5 infinitives (AT LEAST)- words that in English begin “to…” eg “to drink” Remember: these end in –ar , -er or -ir • 5 opinions eg “healthy” I have a list of 9 words- if you get more than 3 of them you get 2 merits
    16. 16. You have 5 minutes to… Swap words with other pairs - Get at least 3 more infinitives - + 1 more opinion
    17. 17. My words fumar – to smoke tomar – to take beber – to drink comprar – to buy prohibir – to ban horrible – horrible ilegal – illegal enfermo – ill sano – healthy
    18. 18. My words fumar tomar beber comprar prohibir horrible ilegal enfermo sano
    19. 19. Quiero = I want Voy a= I am going to se debe = you should porque = because menos = less más = more es = it is te hace = it makes you fumar tomar beber comprar prohibir horrible ilegal enfermo sano
    20. 20. 2 Use the grids in front of you to translate the following phrases Title= Mis opiniones sobre el salud (My opinions about health) 1) I am ill and I have a cough- it’s horrible Estoy enfermo y tengo tos- es horrible 2) Es importante de prohibir las drogas porque son peligrosas It’s important to ban drugs as they are dangerous 3) Cuando era joven quería probar un cigarillo pero ahora prefiero hacer ejercicio porque es sano When I was young I used to want to try a cigarette but now I prefer to do exercise because it’s healthy
    21. 21. 2 ?
    22. 22. 2 Writing challenge: You have 20 minutes to describe your opinions on health and addiction 1) What was your attitude to smoking when you were younger 2) What your attitude to smoking is now 3) Do you think we should legalise drugs? 4) What do you think we should do to stay healthy? 5) What would you do in the future, if you could, either to stay healthy or to have fun?
    23. 23. 2 2 stars and a wish Writing challenge: You have 20 minutes to describe your opinions on health and addiction 1) What was your attitude to smoking when you were younger 2) What your attitude to smoking is now 3) Do you think we should legalise drugs? 4) What do you think we should do to stay healthy? 5) What would you do in the future, if you could, either to stay healthy or to have fun?
    24. 24. 3 What can you work out from this government campaign?
    25. 25. 3
    26. 26. 3 A) Find the following phrases in the text 1. The regulated and controlled legalisation La legalización regulada y controlada 2. At the moment the situation provokes En este momento la situación provoca 3. It is an impossible fight Es una lucha imposible 4. More problems than the drugs themselves Más problemas que las drogas sí mismas 5. Drug trafficking causes a “dramatic situation” El narcotráfico causa una “situación drámatica” 6. Owing to their strong addiction Debido a su fuerte addición
    27. 27. 3 Can you think on your feet? Tell your partner how you’d say the following words and phrases…
    28. 28. 3 In my opinion you should try drugs because they don’t cause problems of memory En mi opinión Se debe probar drogas porque no causan problemas de memoria
    29. 29. 3 I believe that drugs are Creo que las drogas son a part of growing up una parte de la juventud but they are harmful and boring pero son nocivas y aburridas
    30. 30. 3 From my point of view drugs they are stupid and you should not legalise them Desde mi punto de vista las drogas son estúpidas y no se debe legalizarlas
    31. 31. 3 Now practise this with your partner1 says the English, the other says the Spanish - Who can build the longest sentence? - Use… y = and Sin embargo = however Pero = but También = also No obstante = nevertheless Además = furthermore
    32. 32. 3 ¿Cuál es tu opinión de las drogas? Estoy de acuerdo No estoy de acuerdo
    33. 33. 3 Homework: 1) Type up your response to ¿Cuál es tu opinión de las drogas? 2) Add it to the Padlet wall
    34. 34. 4 ¿Cuál es tu opinión de las drogas? Estoy de acuerdo Claro = of course Estás loco / a = you’re crazy No estoy de acuerdo ¡Qué va! = yeah right! ¿En serio? = Seriously?
    35. 35. 4 ¿Cuál es tu opinión del alcohol? Estoy de acuerdo Claro = of course Estás loco / a = you’re crazy No estoy de acuerdo ¡Qué va! = yeah right! ¿En serio? = Seriously?
    36. 36. 4 ¿Cuál es tu opinión del tabaco? Estoy de acuerdo Claro = of course Estás loco / a = you’re crazy No estoy de acuerdo ¡Qué va! = yeah right! ¿En serio? = Seriously?
    37. 37. 4 I want Quiero
    38. 38. 4 To smoke fumar
    39. 39. 4 To drink beber
    40. 40. 4 ¿Se debe legalizar las drogas? DEBATE Drug dealer Parent Drug user 17 year old Follow-up homework - Type up your conclusions for the blog? Anti-drugs Teacher - campaigner task on a blog? Reading image - Continue the debate on Edmodo?
    41. 41. An outward-facing department
    42. 42. Issue 2: lack of self-belief Who communicating FOR?
    43. 43. What’s your audience? vs
    44. 44. www.ridgewaylanguages.typepad.com
    45. 45. www.roydslanguagesdepartment.typepad.com Creating an audience for work
    46. 46. Departmental Twitter accounts @longsladeMFL Possible uses • Share links • Reminders • Highlight great work • New blog posts • Building audience
    47. 47. Podcasting By students • Provides audience for speaking tasks • Immediate (grammar) revision tool • Editing process = repeated exposure • Easy to access anytime, anywhere For students • Immediate (grammar) revision tool • Easy to access anytime, anywhere
    48. 48. iTunes- choose your country
    49. 49. Podcasting - building oral confidence Simple recording Create your own Grammar series Revision
    50. 50. QR code displays http://bit.ly/QRcodedisplay
    51. 51. Wespeke I’d love your feedback on this!
    52. 52. Sharing = Awesomeness
    53. 53. Learning from blogs A few blogs to investigate... • mfljones.wordpress.com • changing-phase.blogspot.com • missmclachlan.blogspot.com • msmfl.wordpress.com • amandasalt.blogspot.com
    54. 54. www.clil4teachers.pbworks.com
    55. 55. Feedly
    56. 56. Twitter - your personal support network http://tweepml.org/MFL-Twitterers
    57. 57. Dropbox - Among your group - On Twitter
    58. 58. content control? confidence www.chrisfuller.typepad.com Chrisfullerinspain@hotmail.com @chrisfullerisms

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