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Slides from my workshop at ISTEK on Sunday 3rd April

Slides from my workshop at ISTEK on Sunday 3rd April

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Before words ISTEK 2011 Before words ISTEK 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • Please make sure you have
    • A piece of folded paper
    • Your pen or pencil at the ready
  • Before words:
    ideas for using images and sound in the language classroom
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/larahsphotography/2795012899/
  • Who is Mike Harrison?
    ESOL teacher
    Bromley College of Further and Higher Education
  • Why use drawing and sounds?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kurros/150160910/
    araba
    ???
    ???
    Mike
    Yohimar
    Carla
  • ???
    Why use drawing and sounds?
    motor çalıştırılıyor
    ???
    Mike
    Yohimar
    Carla
  • Mentalese?
    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?
    Pinker (1994)
  • Where are you?
    Play music or sound effect and ask students to imagine where they are
    Give them a situation
    Let it run
    • Music files from website
    • http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/
    • BBC sound FX CDs
  • Drawing monsters
    Take a piece of paper
    Fold into four
    Mark neck, waist, wrists and knees
    Draw head, pass on
    Draw upper body, pass on
    Draw thighs
    Draw feet
    Unfold
  • Drawing monsters
  • Predict a poem
    3
    1
    2
    5
    6
    4
  • Predict a poem
    Show images / Predict content /
    Watch and reassess
  • Musical stories
    Divide a piece of paper into quarters
    Number 1-4
    Play 4 pieces of music
    Draw or write words for whatever comes into your head
  • Musical stories
  • Thank yous
    @carlaraguseo and @Yohimar for agreeing to appear in my imaginary Turkish lesson
    @IsılBoy @springrose12 (Tuba) @ErenNesrin @DaveDodgson for help with Turkish translations
    @burcuakyol and everyone involved at ISTEK for the chance to be here
  • Useful links and bibliography
    Free downloadable sound FX
    http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/
    Posts on my blog
    http://bit.ly/mikedrawing (monsters)
    http://bit.ly/mikepoem (First Day At School)
    Pinker, S (1994/2000) The Language Instinct; Penguin pp47-78
    Mike Harrison
    www.mikejharrison.com / @harrisonmike
    Mike Harrison’s Blog (Facebook)