Before words:            Ideas for using images              and sound in the                  classroom                  ...
Who is Mike Harrison?             ESOL teacher             Bromley College             of FHE
Why use images?                 voiture??     http://www.flickr.com/photos/kurros/150160910/
Why use sound?      moteur??
MentaleseDo people literally think in English [...] or are our thoughts couched in some [...] language of thought, and mer...
Listen to the       soundsWhat are you thinkingabout?What are you feeling?Write down 3 to 5 wordsto answer the abovequesti...
Guided or not           FeelingsPlay music or soundeffects and askstudents to imagine:What they are doing?How they are fee...
Prediction
Telling       • Divide a piece ofStories         paper into1         2     quarters              • Number 1-4             ...
Analyse• Write a simple sentence &  pass it on• Second student draws a  picture that represents the  sentence, folds and p...
Useful links and bibliography• Free downloadable sound FX  – http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/• Post on my blog• http://bit.ly/...
Thank you for       watching     (and listening!)  www.mikejharrison.com              Twitter: @harrisonmike         Faceb...
Are you in the round?            the-round.com
Drawing monsters• Take a piece of  paper• Fold into four• Mark neck, waist,  wrists and knees• Draw head, pass  on• Draw u...
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Before words TESOL France 2011

  1. 1. Before words: Ideas for using images and sound in the classroom Mike Harrison TESOL France http://www.flickr.com/photos/larahsphotography/2795012899/ Paris 5 Nov 2011
  2. 2. Who is Mike Harrison? ESOL teacher Bromley College of FHE
  3. 3. Why use images? voiture?? http://www.flickr.com/photos/kurros/150160910/
  4. 4. Why use sound? moteur??
  5. 5. MentaleseDo 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)
  6. 6. Listen to the soundsWhat are you thinkingabout?What are you feeling?Write down 3 to 5 wordsto answer the abovequestions
  7. 7. Guided or not FeelingsPlay music or soundeffects and askstudents to imagine:What they are doing?How they are feeling?Set up quick role playsSounds effects from webSound effects from CD
  8. 8. Prediction
  9. 9. Telling • Divide a piece ofStories paper into1 2 quarters • Number 1-4 • Play 4 pieces of music • Draw or write words for3 4 whatever comes into your head • Write a story to link the 4 boxes
  10. 10. Analyse• Write a simple sentence & pass it on• Second student draws a picture that represents the sentence, folds and passes on rd• 3 student guesses the original sentence from the picture
  11. 11. Useful links and bibliography• Free downloadable sound FX – http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/• Post on my blog• http://bit.ly/mikepoem (First Day At School)• Pinker, S (1994/2000) The Language Instinct; Penguin pp47-78
  12. 12. Thank you for watching (and listening!) www.mikejharrison.com Twitter: @harrisonmike Facebook: www.facebook.com/MikeJH84 Email: mjah84@gmail.com
  13. 13. Are you in the round? the-round.com
  14. 14. 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

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