Resources for Language Learning
Module Overview <ul><li>Section 1: Introduction  </li></ul><ul><li>Section 2: Textbooks and teacher-   developed  material...
Connecting to the Standards <ul><ul><li>Resources connect to MANY areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in the standards: </li>...
<ul><li>Textbooks, materials, authentic texts, and </li></ul><ul><li>ICT should be  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></...
Your textbooks!
Eg. Vocabulary  lists
Evaluate YOUR textbook/ materials! <ul><li>How are these points treated? </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li...
Authentic resources!
There are two aspects of authenticity to consider… <ul><li>Authenticity of… </li></ul><ul><li>the resource </li></ul><ul><...
What do we mean by authentic resources? <ul><li>photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Food packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li><...
 
 
 
So, what authentic resources do you use? <ul><li>Consider the texts you use, or those you have access to, from an intercul...
How can we make authentic resources accessible? <ul><li>Vocab lists </li></ul><ul><li>Questions to focus investigation </l...
<ul><li>Resources for language learning are diverse and full of potential </li></ul>Summing up…
<ul><li>Resources need to be  used  creatively  to engage students productively, and respond to their diversity of knowled...
<ul><ul><li>Resources must scaffold learning for particular learners in particular learning contexts. </li></ul></ul>
Resources require ongoing appraisal to ensure…
… they provide appropriate learning opportunities based on principles of intercultural learning, and your own criteria /va...
…… the program maintains its contemporary relevance, to engage with the target language and culture as it is lived and use...
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Module 5 PP

  1. 1. Resources for Language Learning
  2. 2. Module Overview <ul><li>Section 1: Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Section 2: Textbooks and teacher- developed materials </li></ul><ul><li>Section 3: Technology in language learning </li></ul><ul><li>Section 4: Authentic resources; texts and people </li></ul>
  3. 3. Connecting to the Standards <ul><ul><li>Resources connect to MANY areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in the standards: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language & Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Pedagogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics & Responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Characteristics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Standards </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Textbooks, materials, authentic texts, and </li></ul><ul><li>ICT should be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culturally appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purposeful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Varied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age/level appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaffolded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logical sequencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedagogically sound </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Your textbooks!
  6. 6. Eg. Vocabulary lists
  7. 7. Evaluate YOUR textbook/ materials! <ul><li>How are these points treated? </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Macro skills </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Learning to learn </li></ul>
  8. 8. Authentic resources!
  9. 9. There are two aspects of authenticity to consider… <ul><li>Authenticity of… </li></ul><ul><li>the resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>context, purpose and context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>language, cultural relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>the use the learner makes of it </li></ul>
  10. 10. What do we mean by authentic resources? <ul><li>photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Food packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Printed texts of heaps of things </li></ul><ul><li>Souvenirs </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Costumes / clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Real songs </li></ul><ul><li>PEOPLE - native speakers, other students, teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Films, games, recipes, music, art, museums </li></ul>
  11. 14. So, what authentic resources do you use? <ul><li>Consider the texts you use, or those you have access to, from an intercultural perspective </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways can they promote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>active construction of learning/ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>making connections with prior learning, new knowledge, across languages and cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interaction – between learners/users of the language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reflection on language learning and use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>responsibility for learning and for appropriate communication across cultures? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 15. How can we make authentic resources accessible? <ul><li>Vocab lists </li></ul><ul><li>Questions to focus investigation </li></ul><ul><li>Comparing to students own experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Using excerpts </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Using heading to predict, skim, scan, use key words…. </li></ul><ul><li>Relate to things students WANT to learn/know - motivation to figure it out! </li></ul><ul><li>Etc…. </li></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>Resources for language learning are diverse and full of potential </li></ul>Summing up…
  14. 17. <ul><li>Resources need to be used creatively to engage students productively, and respond to their diversity of knowledge and experience. </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><ul><li>Resources must scaffold learning for particular learners in particular learning contexts. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. Resources require ongoing appraisal to ensure…
  17. 20. … they provide appropriate learning opportunities based on principles of intercultural learning, and your own criteria /values.
  18. 21. …… the program maintains its contemporary relevance, to engage with the target language and culture as it is lived and used today!

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