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What to do with a language assistant



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  • 1. Language Assistants
  • 2. Language Assistants
  • 3.  Meeting Englishteachers Meeting the headmaster and other teachers Show him / her around Helping with documents (empadronamiento, cuenta bancaria, etc) Language Assistants
  • 4.  The school  Photocopìes  Meetings  Calendars  etc The methodology  Tasks  Meetings  Groups Language Assistants
  • 5.  Meetings Classes  Support teacher  CLIL / PELE / etc  Group Speaking classes  Type of students Other activities  Theater  English Day  ... Language Assistants
  • 6. Your job as a language assistant In the I could read out a General modified text. English The students could correct the class Your functions are: mistakes on a written copy. to input to interact to act as a model to work with students to be creative to make suggestions to help That’s an excellent idea! to motivate In the We’ll do that. CLIL TOO Language Assistants
  • 7. Your communication in the classroom  Your communication can be 1-, 2- or 3-directional: You can In one direction In two directions In three directions Input Interaction Working with content What do you Read it. call the top of a Is it the What doesThis is a cow. mountain? summit? it say? Summit. Yes. Good. We write Write Language Assistants summit summit here? there.
  • 8.  speak slowly and clearly use gesture, expression and intonation adapt language to level model and elaborate scaffold give instructions ask questions negotiate meaning tell a story Language Assistants
  • 9. In ESO classes you areexpected to help with theproject they are carryingout at the moment. You arealso expected to developstudents’ speaking andinteractional skills bycollaborating in thedevelopment of the oralactivities in class. Language Assistants
  • 10.  First week Introduce him / her to the group S/He is a teacher Give him/her responsibility Language Assistants
  • 11. Language Assistants
  • 12.  Give a reason for talking / listening / interacting Make it a memorable experience There is more to oral practice than grammar. Language Assistants
  • 13.  Motivating (topic, activity)  Communicative  Meaningful (Own meaning, no structural approach)  Authentic (real world)  Towards an objective / aimLanguage Assistants
  • 14. Decide with your assistant:  which activities you will do, s/he will do, you‘ll both do  grouping  who will prepare which resources  how long the activity will take  what help is needed Language Assistants
  • 15. Language Assistants
  • 16.  Students are the ones to speak  Students should listen to one another  Real Comunication  Variety of topics  Conversation strategies  Work in pairs or groups  Balance between fluenc y and accuracyLanguage Assistants
  • 17.  Games: who’s who, pictionary, who wants to be a millionaire, etc. Board games: ludo, bingo, etc. Presentations: celebrations, country, school, etc. Story-telling Pair work: Pupils do something Project work: helping around Language Assistants
  • 18.  Clear, written instructions Easy rubrics Train Language Assistants
  • 19. PARTICIPACIÓ EN UNA ENTREVISTA Què he de fer? Estarà ben fet si...1. Introduir l’entrevista 1.1 es presenta 1.2 explica què el vol entrevistar i el tema 1.3 diu el temps que trigarà2. Preparació 2.1 preguntes preparades abans de l’entrevista 2.2 preguntes assajades3. Cortesia 3.1 Dóna les gràcies 3.2 No el fa anar de presa 3.3 No interromp .................4. Preguntes follow up 4.1 Fa preguntes a partir del que ha dit l’entrevistat 4.2 Són preguntes rellevants5. Escoltar l’entrevistat 5.1 … Language Assistants
  • 20. CLASSMANAGEMENT Use English all thetimeGesturesDiscipline Set the limits Clear rules Be consequent Get to know your students Language Assistants
  • 21. Language Assistants
  • 22. • Wiki to design theinterview• Record & transcribethe interview• Podcast in the blog & Language Assistantspublish in the magazine
  • 23.  Record somepresentations Ask him / her to bring realia Take pictures Throw a party Be creative etc etc Language Assistants
  • 24. Language Assistants
  • 25. Language Assistants
  • 26. Language Assistants