Communicative method for college teachers presentation

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Communicative method for college teachers presentation

  1. 1. Why do we learnforeign languages? ?
  2. 2. Using the CommunicativeMethod with College Students Communication is the key to language learning.
  3. 3. Teaching Methods• Grammar-Translation Method: Language is a system of rules.• Direct Method: Language should be learned the way you learn your mother tongue.• Audio-Lingual Method: Language is about forming habits.• Communicative Method: Communication is the key to language learning.
  4. 4. Is this a communicative activity? Criteria for communicative activities: • An Information Gap exists. • Students must have a choice of what they want to say and how to say it. • Speakers must receive feedback. • Use of Realia/Authentic Materials. • Minimal teacher intervention.
  5. 5. Vocabulary Activities• Word Jumbles MCMUNACNIOITO• Hangman C_MM_NIC_TI_N• Spelling Relay• Grid Storytelling
  6. 6. Vocabulary Activities• Tic-Tac-Toe generousdangerous greedy healthy Hard- difficult easy deep working slow wise swift shy
  7. 7. Skill 1: Speaking• Interview• Discussions• Dialogues• Debates• Predict the Ending• Jeopardy/Game Show
  8. 8. Skill 2: Listening• Re-Order Sentences• Which one am I describing?
  9. 9. Skill 2: Listening• BINGO B I N G O dog cat horse pig cow donkey elephant snake sheep bug chicke bird FREE turkey fly n tiger lion wolf fox butterfly lizard bear deer rabbit turtle
  10. 10. Skill 3: Reading• True or False Questions• Dramatizing a Text• Dictation Relay Race
  11. 11. Skill 4: Writing• Webbing
  12. 12. Skill 4: Writing• “Mad Libs” There once was a beautiful (noun) named (name) that lived in a (noun). It was very (adjective) there, and everyone liked to (verb) all day. Everyone’s favorite food was (noun) …etc.• Write your own ending
  13. 13. Tips for Communicative Lessons TEACHERS MUST: • Learn to talk less. • Learn to adapt textbooks. • Reorient students to the roles they and teachers should assume. • Gradually increase meaningful interaction between students.
  14. 14. Technology in the Classroom• Powerpoint Presentations -FREE presentations at: www.pppst.com
  15. 15. Technology in the Classroom• Movies -Download from the Internet (ask your kids!) -VLC Player: www.videolan.org -Subtitles: www.opensubtitles.org
  16. 16. Technology in the Classroom• Youtube videos -Presentations, Karaoke, etc. -Download youtube videos: www.saveyoutube.com
  17. 17. Technology in the Classroom• Powerpoint Presentations -FREE presentations at: www.pppst.com• Movies -VLC Player: www.videolan.org -Subtitles: www.opensubtitles.org• Youtube videos -Presentations, Karaoke, etc. -Download youtube videos: www.saveyoutube.com
  18. 18. Useful ESL Websites• www.onestopenglish.com• www.eslcafe.com• www.bogglesworld.com
  19. 19. English Practice Websites• www.elllo.org (focus on listening)• www.Lang-8.com (focus on writing)• www.Livemocha.com (lessons and pen-pals)
  20. 20. Happy Teaching!

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