CREATINGCOMMUNICATIVEACTIVITIES FORTECHNICAL ENGLISHLEARNERSIATET Webinar 27.06.2012 – Claire Hart
Communicative activities   The Cinderella of technical English?
Five Steps                                      1.                                Communicative                           ...
1. Communicative eventanalysis   What do you...?   Who do you...?   How often do you...?   Why do you...?   What´s yo...
What...?        Explain how to process acontractWho...?         Colleagues from home & abroadHow often...?   About once a ...
Manfred the milling shopmanagerHas contact with: other managers in his department colleagues in other countries supplie...
2. Prioritising communicativeevents   What factor should impact the most when we    prioritise communicative events?
3. Language input              Making a phone call to a                     supplier               1. Asking for informati...
3. Language Input                 Taking part in an              international meeting                   Active listening ...
4. Student-driven simulation             RELEVANT        AWARE      ALERT
5. Feedback / post-task How do you do feedback? Have you tried?• Recording the learners or having them record  themselve...
Thanks for coming along...Please stay in touch:clairehart@gmail.combusinessenglishlessonplans.wordpress.com
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Creating communicative activities

  1. 1. CREATINGCOMMUNICATIVEACTIVITIES FORTECHNICAL ENGLISHLEARNERSIATET Webinar 27.06.2012 – Claire Hart
  2. 2. Communicative activities The Cinderella of technical English?
  3. 3. Five Steps 1. Communicative event analysis 2. 5. Feedback/ Communicative post-task event selection 4. Student- 3. Language driven input simulation
  4. 4. 1. Communicative eventanalysis What do you...? Who do you...? How often do you...? Why do you...? What´s your role...?
  5. 5. What...? Explain how to process acontractWho...? Colleagues from home & abroadHow often...? About once a monthWhy...? Processing is always done inEnglishYour role...? Trainer/ guide
  6. 6. Manfred the milling shopmanagerHas contact with: other managers in his department colleagues in other countries suppliers from other countries customers in other countries
  7. 7. 2. Prioritising communicativeevents What factor should impact the most when we prioritise communicative events?
  8. 8. 3. Language input Making a phone call to a supplier 1. Asking for information 2. Making requests 3. Negotiating
  9. 9. 3. Language Input Taking part in an international meeting Active listening Making suggestions Talking about the future
  10. 10. 4. Student-driven simulation RELEVANT AWARE ALERT
  11. 11. 5. Feedback / post-task How do you do feedback? Have you tried?• Recording the learners or having them record themselves?• Using Jing to give video feedback?http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
  12. 12. Thanks for coming along...Please stay in touch:clairehart@gmail.combusinessenglishlessonplans.wordpress.com

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