Speaking as Modern Language Priority


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Many reasons why speaking should be the priority in modern language/ foreign language instruction.

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Speaking as Modern Language Priority

  1. 1. Speaking as a Priority in the Modern Language Class Diego Dalmaso http://www.flickr.com/photos/9368361@N08/2989967087/Harry Grover Tuttle, Ed. D. Instructor, Author, Consultanthtuttlebs@gmail.com http://www.eduwithtechn.wordpress.com
  2. 2. Deflam http://www.flickr.com/photos/99051133@N00/3790780707/
  3. 3. Why did you become a Modern Language teacher?Was your priority to teach your students How to write in the target language? How to read in the target language? How to listen in the target language? How to speak in the target language?
  4. 4. * *  SpeakingOFSTED, 2008
  5. 5. Micht http://www.flickr.com/photos/michlt/3210523903/
  6. 6. If your Spanish students were to go to Quito, Ecuador,would they need to take their Spanish textbook,workbook and class notes to be able to talk to people?Or could they speak spontaneously to them?
  7. 7. Bobbyzero http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobbyzero/2300986336/
  8. 8. We know of Krashens Input/Output Theory.Realistically, our input only matters in terms ofwhat the students output.Do you go home and watch your TVs input or doyou watch the TVs output?
  9. 9. 90%
  10. 10. http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/06_02/schoolexamREX_468x360.jpg
  11. 11. Pinky sherbert photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/4269396864/in/photostream/
  12. 12. How do you help your students put together thevarious blocks of vocabulary and grammar so thatthey build big speaking conversations?
  13. 13. The G http://www.flickr.com/photos/30030574@N03/3709881283/
  14. 14. Do your students usually speak in Single words or phrases? A sentence? Multiple sentences?Does they use multiple sentences as in realconversations?
  15. 15. Rocket ship http://www.flickr.com/photos/77343377@N00/3707968941/
  16. 16. During class, do your students speak for a minute inthe target language?A consecutive minute?
  17. 17. Marcp-dmoz http://www.flickr.com/photos/30982194@N05/3700447633/
  18. 18. * *Practice?
  19. 19. * *LearnVsUse
  20. 20. ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines – SpeakingSuperior-level speakers :• Converse fully in formal and informal settings on topics relatedto personal, public, and professional/scholarly interestsAdvanced-level speakers :• Converse in most informal and some formal settings on topics ofpersonal and public interestIntermediate-level speakers :• participate in simple, direct conversations on generallypredictable topics related to daily activities and personalenvironmentNovice-level speakers:• respond to simple questions in memorized phrases and somepersonalized recombinations for a very limited number ofimmediate needs
  21. 21. Jake bouma http://www.flickr.com/photos/30885355@N00/116665666/
  22. 22. Help your students to “jam” in the language!
  23. 23. Based on ACTFL Proficiencies Has a way to assess the speaking of all students in your classroom in 3 minutes. Identifies 15+ language functions For each language function, provides 10+ strategies for students to use to improve. Help your students go from crawlers to runners in their target language speaking. http://www.eyeoneducation.com/prodinfo.asp?number=7096-9Eye on Education Books: http://is.gd/tbook
  24. 24. Harry Grover Tuttle, Ed. D.Instructor /Author/ Consultant(Speaking, Culture, Technology, Smartphones)htuttlebs@gmail.comBook: Improving Foreign Language Speaking throughFormative Assessment http://is.gd/tbookFor YouTube video clip http://bit.ly/mlspeakingBlog http://www.eduwithtechn.wordpress.com