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Communication Strategies Zoltan Dornyei Reductive Strategies Stalling or Time‑gaining Strategies Compensatory Strategies Dornyei, Zoltan. "On the teaching of communication strategies." TESOL Quarterly. Vol. 29, No. 1. Spring 1995. pp. 55‑85.
Imagine you are in a hardware store and you need to buy these tools ¿How will you ask for them if you don’t know what they are called? It’s something you use to….. / You use it to….
How would you ask for these shoes in a shoestore? I need some new shoes to …..
How to find out the meaning without translating Draw a picture on paper or in the air “It’s something / It’s a thing you use to…” , “You use it for…” Give an example. Use synonyms or antonyms Use mime or sound imitation.
These are the basic tools a good home workshop needs: Hammer. Medium weight is best for children. Be sure to get a claw which will pull nails. Try Square. One of the most important tools‑for marking wood so that it can be cut square across at right angles to the length. Crosscut Saw. Try to find a panel saw, measuring 20 to 24 inches. It is used primarily for cutting across the grain of the wood. Vise. A portable vise is desirable, but may be both expensive and hard to get. An excellent substitute is a pair of C‑clamps with a 5‑inch opening. Screw Drivers. Those from the five‑and‑ten are good. Get two or three sizes. Pliers. Pick a pair with points which close tight. Coping Saw. Used for small work, such as cutting out animal figures, and curves. Get one with a deep throat to allow for turning. Keep a good supply of #10 blades on hand. Plane. A block plane is small and easy for children to handle. Blades canbe bought separately. Remember to get the best in edged tools. The eight tools described thus far are essentials, arranged roughly in order of importance. As you work, you will need others which may be added gradually. Of the boring tools, the easiest to manage is the bradawl. A good drillstock (cheap ones do not hold the drill securely) with half a dozen assorted drills for either wood or metal will be needed eventually. also a bitstock and bits for holes over 1/8 inch. A half‑round file is inexpensive and useful. Sandpaper, while not classed as a tool. is a necessity. Keep a supply of #1 and #1/2 on hand. As square sawing is one of the most difficult things for children to learn, you may wish to add a good wide miter box to your workshop. Wooden ones cost around a dollar, metal ones about three. Any device to insure square sawing is worth the money.
Procedure Skim the text and underline words you don’t understand Call out unknown words and teacher writes 10 or so on the board XXX Find out what the words mean from each other without relying on translation. Have students explain what the words mean to the whole group…using the strategies
Noticing if learners pay attention to the form and meaning of certain language structures in input, this will contribute to the internalization of the rule (Batstone, 1996)
Noticing Language How do we l learn new lexis in our native language? Encourage students to NOTICE language “involves the intake both of meaning and form, and it takes time for learners to progress from initial recognition to the point where they can internalize the underlying [form].” Rob Blastone, Key Concepts in ELT: Noticing. ELT Journal 50(3) 273. 1996.
How? Noticing guided by the teacher Explicit (text items highlighted) Implicit (teacher reformulates) Self-directed Carlos Islam, Ivor Timmis. Lexical Approach 1—What does the lexical approach look like? BBC/British Council teaching English, www.teachingenglish.org.ok/think .
Language Awareness Paying deliberate attention can help Ss notice the gap between their performance and that of native speakers Can give salience to a feature…more noticeable later Main objective=help learners notice for themselves how language is used. Carlos Islam, Ivor Timmis. Lexical Approach 1—What does the lexical approach look like? BBC/British Council teaching English, www.teachingenglish.org.ok/think .
How to teach Communicative Strategies (CS)(Dörnyei, 58) Raise learner awareness about the nature and communicative potential of CS's Provide L2 models of the use of some CS's‑videos, examples Highlight cross‑cultural differences uh / este Teach Communication Strategies directly. Provide opportunities for practice in strategy use. Encourage students to be willing to take risks and use them
But it isn’t just the students’ responsibility... What can a teacher do to help?
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