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  • Nov.1

    1. 1. Language Learning Strategies November 1, 2007
    2. 2. Today’s goals… <ul><li>Goals and HW (2:00-2:05) </li></ul><ul><li>Warm-up (2:05 – 2:10) </li></ul><ul><li>Language Learning Inventory (2:10 – 2:30) </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation – temperature activity (2:30 – 2:40) </li></ul><ul><li>Listening Strategies (2:40 – 2:50) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary (2:50 – 3:15) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Homework for next time… <ul><li>SA pp. 173-201 (Review) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the profile “ Identifying the Characteristics, Strategies & Techniques of Successful Language Learners” </li></ul>
    4. 4. Warm-up: Do you speak English? <ul><li>Write an equivalent US English sentence for each of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ben had been watching the telly since half five and was starting to feel a bit peckish. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evan is in a nark. He thought he was going to get a pay rise at work, but instead he was made redundant. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When Alex moved to London, all he could afford was a bedsit. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Language Strategy Use Inventory <ul><li>Look at your results from the LSUI -- SA pp. 21-28 </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the board and write down one strategy that you use and one that doesn’t work for you in each category </li></ul>
    6. 6. What is your motivation for language learning? <ul><li>Discuss in small groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How good do you perceive yourself to be at learning languages in general? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much do you like a particular language? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your affinity toward the people who speak that language? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe your experiences (positive and negative) as a language learner. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe your language teacher(s). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On a scale of 1 (extremely) – 10 (not at all), how do you characterize your motivation for language learning? </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Taking your Motivational Temperature on a language task <ul><li>SA pp. 170-172 </li></ul><ul><li>Take Your motivational temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Think about your results….how might you increase your motivation? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that motivation is not constant but fluctuates. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation won’t guarantee success at language learning but it may help you with your language learning! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Listening & Vocabulary Learning <ul><li>What activities could you do to improve your listening and vocabulary skills before you visit another country? </li></ul><ul><li>With a partner come up with a list of 5 activities for each skill. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Listening <ul><li>What activities could you do to improve your listening skills before you visit another country? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to the radio on the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch foreign films </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find music CDs or download music from iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a conversation group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to podcasts </li></ul></ul>Vocab <ul><li>What activities could you do to improve your vocabulary skills before you visit another country? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List of high frequency words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase flash cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hang out with NS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn 10 new words a day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare possible conversation in advance </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Strategies to Become a Better Listening <ul><li>On the transparency you see different strategies….which ones have you used? Which ones might be most and least effective for you? </li></ul>
    11. 11. How do you learn vocabulary? <ul><li>Learning Aymara Vocabulary (Activity) which spoken in parts of Bolivia and Peru </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes to learn 10 words! </li></ul>
    12. 12. How do you learn vocabulary? <ul><li>Learning Aymara Vocabulary (Activity) which spoken in parts of Bolivia and Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how you learned each word – did you use the strategies you mentioned or thought of earlier? Did they work for you? </li></ul>
    13. 13. How do you learn vocabulary? <ul><li>Together look at some of the association techniques on the handout </li></ul><ul><li>Aymara exercise, part II (association techniques) </li></ul>

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