Integrated Skills

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We need to develope our students language skills, but how can we link these skills in one lesson.

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Integrated Skills

  1. 1. INTEGRATED SKILLS <ul><li>Lic. Magda Castro </li></ul><ul><li>magdaecz@hotmail.com </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>BRINGING YOUR STUDENTS TO THE TOP </li></ul><ul><li>TASK 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss with your partner the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Which skill do you think must be developed the most? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Which skills do you help your students develop in one class? </li></ul><ul><li>3. How do you make your students develop their language skills? Explain. </li></ul>
  3. 3. SEGREGATED SKILLS <ul><li>Segregated skills instruction approach: </li></ul><ul><li>Considers the mastery of discrete language skills such as reading and speaking the key to successful learning. (Mohan 1986) </li></ul><ul><li>Skill segregation is reflected in traditional ESL/EFL programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes focused on segregated language skills. </li></ul>
  4. 4. INTEGRATED SKILLS APPROACH <ul><li>Content Based Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Views </li></ul><ul><li>Language use as involving several skills together </li></ul><ul><li>In a </li></ul><ul><li>Content based class </li></ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul><ul><li>Students are involved in activities that link the skills </li></ul>Read Take notes/write summaries Listen Speak and discuss
  5. 5. Content Based Instruction Two central principles People learn a second language successfully when they use the language as a means of acquiring information, rather than as an end in itself. CBI better reflects learner’s needs for learning a second language. Has
  6. 6. <ul><li>Antecedence: </li></ul><ul><li>. Language across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>. Immersion Education </li></ul><ul><li>. Immigrant on- arrival programs </li></ul><ul><li>. Programs for students with limited English proficiency. (SLEP) </li></ul>
  7. 7. CBI TEACHER <ul><li>Stryker and Leaver suggest the following essential skills for any CBI instructor : </li></ul><ul><li>Varying the format of classroom instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Using group work and team building techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing jigsaw reading arrangements. </li></ul><ul><li>Defining the background knowledge and language skills required for student success. </li></ul><ul><li>Helping student develop coping strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>Using process approaches to writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Using appropriate error correction techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and maintaining high levels of student esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>(Stryker and Leaver 1993:293) </li></ul>
  8. 8. COURSES AT THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY LEVEL <ul><li>Theme – Based approach </li></ul><ul><li>Students complete theme – based modules that are designed to facilitate their entry into the regular subject- area classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on learning strategies, concepts, tasks, and skills that are needed in subject areas in the mainstream curriculum. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Choose one of the themes on the handout and develop it with your partner. </li></ul><ul><li>How would you develop it with your students. Do you think it is a theme based approach activity? Why? </li></ul>
  10. 10. THANK YOU !

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