CONTEXT:<br />Academic purpose. <br />Two teachers per group. <br />Oral classes are hold once every two weeks = 18 hours approx. per year. <br />Flexibility in the oral class program.<br />Working with different groups that have the same level<br />Working with projects in the Spanish oral class: the context<br />
Planning a project:Steps to follow alone or with the students (from Esteire & Zanón)<br />Choosingan area/subject of interest.<br />1<br />Specification of the communicative objectives <br />2<br />Planning of the final task(s) that will show that the objectives were achieved<br />3<br />Specification of the components (thematic & linguistic) needed to perform de task(s)<br />4<br />Planning of enabling tasksand communicative needed to achieve the final task(s).<br />Recycling and systematizing of the elements that have previously been treated in class. <br />5<br />6<br />Evaluation is incorporated as part of the learning process. <br />
Step 1: The rationale. Why? Choosing an area of interest<br />Enhancing autonomy<br />Interact with non-modified input<br />Increase motivation in the language learning process<br />Skills integration<br />
Step 2 & 3: specification of the communicative objectives & Planning the final task(s)<br />Negotiation with the students of the type of programs we are going to work with based on:<br /><ul><li>Quiz shows
Sessions based </li></li></ul><li>Discussion and analysis of the content with the students.<br />To prevent frustration<br />To create expectation<br />To involve students<br />To determine the organization and order of the sessions<br />Why?<br />Step 4: Specification of the components (thematic & linguistic)<br />
Step 6: Evaluation <br />Evaluation as part of the process: <br />The progress related to the completion of the different enabling task & in relation to the final project. <br />Final evaluation: <br />students simulation and performance of the project<br />Evaluation of the project:<br />Students opinion about working with a project <br />
Give more emphasis to the different aspects learnt during the course. <br />Need more previous work (planning, foreseeing of problems & material collection)<br />Letting students be more involved: sharing responsibilities <br />More flexibility <br />Final Notes. Some afterthoughts <br />
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