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Slides from my workshop at ISTEK on Sunday 3rd April in Istanbul

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    1. 1. Please make sure you have<br /><ul><li> A piece of folded paper
    2. 2. Your pen or pencil at the ready</li></li></ul><li>Before words: <br />ideas for using images and sound in the language classroom<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/larahsphotography/2795012899/<br />
    3. 3. Who is Mike Harrison?<br />ESOL teacher<br />Bromley College of Further and Higher Education<br />
    4. 4. Why use drawing and sounds?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/kurros/150160910/<br />araba<br />???<br />???<br />Mike<br />Yohimar<br />Carla<br />
    5. 5. ???<br />Why use drawing and sounds?<br />motor çalıştırılıyor<br />???<br />Mike<br />Yohimar<br />Carla<br />
    6. 6. Mentalese?<br />Do people literally think in English [...] or are our thoughts couched in some [...] language of thought, and merely clothed in words whenever we need to communicate them to another listener?<br />Pinker (1994)<br />
    7. 7. Where are you?<br />Play music or sound effect and ask students to imagine where they are<br />Give them a situation<br />Let it run<br /><ul><li> Music files from website
    8. 8. http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/
    9. 9. BBC sound FX CDs</li></li></ul><li>Drawing monsters<br />Take a piece of paper<br />Fold into four<br />Mark neck, waist, wrists and knees<br />Draw head, pass on<br />Draw upper body, pass on<br />Draw thighs<br />Draw feet<br />Unfold<br />
    10. 10. Drawing monsters<br />
    11. 11. Predict a poem<br />3<br />1<br />2<br />5<br />6<br />4<br />
    12. 12. Predict a poem<br />Show images / Predict content / <br />Watch and reassess<br />
    13. 13. Musical stories<br />Divide a piece of paper into quarters<br />Number 1-4<br />Play 4 pieces of music<br />Draw or write words for whatever comes into your head<br />
    14. 14. Musical stories<br />
    15. 15. Thank yous<br />@carlaraguseo and @Yohimar for agreeing to appear in my imaginary Turkish lesson<br />@IsılBoy @springrose12 (Tuba) @ErenNesrin @DaveDodgson for help with Turkish translations<br />@burcuakyol and everyone involved at ISTEK for the chance to be here<br />
    16. 16. Useful links and bibliography<br />Free downloadable sound FX<br />http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/<br />Posts on my blog<br />http://bit.ly/mikedrawing (monsters)<br />http://bit.ly/mikepoem (First Day At School)<br />Pinker, S (1994/2000) The Language Instinct; Penguin pp47-78<br />Mike Harrison <br />www.mikejharrison.com / @harrisonmike<br />Mike Harrison’s Blog (Facebook)<br />
    17. 17. Sentence to pictures and back again<br />Write a simple sentence pass it on<br />Second student draws a picture that represents the sentence, folds and passes on<br />3rd student guesses the original sentence from the picture<br />

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