American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Successful Speakers … • Know their content • Balance spontaneity and using notes • Maintain eye contact with audience • Use multimedia • Practice • ―Read‖ the audience • Engage the audience— Shrum and Glisans Teachers Handbook: Contextualized LanguageInstruction., 2005. 3rd edition. Thomson/Heinle www.actfl.org
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Types of Presentations •Descriptive • Narrative • Demonstrations • Explanatory • Transformative— Shrum and Glisans Teachers Handbook: Contextualized Language Instruction., 2005. 3rd edition. Thomson/Heinle www.actfl.org
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages•Descriptive – describe something or someone, experiences, feelings, objects, places, people or events.•Narrative – tell a story.•Demonstrations – demonstrate understanding of how something works or instructions on how to do something.•Explanatory – provide evidence to justify why something is so.•Transformative – persuade an audience to adopt the presenter’s point of view. [Note: this means convincing someone to change their way of thinking, i.e. breaking a stereotype.] www.actfl.org
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Channel SurfingDirections:You will have five minutes create a ―show‖based on the description on your card. Allmembers of your group must be involvedand play a role in the ―show‖ when youperform it. www.actfl.org
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages• News, Weather & Sports• Cooking Show• Nickelodeon• Reality TV• Home repair / Extreme Make-over• Arts & Entertainment Channel• History Channel www.actfl.org
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