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Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10. 79 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

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Learning Communities

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Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue

Implementation

Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26, 2017. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue

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Test Student Knowledge Of Language

I think it very instructive (and fun) to test students' knowledge of language in a broad sense.  I mean,  can they understand which language is being spoken when they hear one?  Do they recognize accents and where they originate from? 

I have created two games which do this sort of thing. 

 

1.Name The Languages

Simply listen and then decide which language is being spoken. All audio is from the Universal Declaration of the Rights Of Man. Play short or long versions.

2. Who Is Speaking?

Based on audio from the Speech Accent Archive, it presents an accent and asks students to guess who is speaking it and where it is from?  Deliberately provocative and aimed at getting students to think about their preconceived notions about language/identity and place. 

 

Enjoy using these two games with students, even if you just reference it as supplemental work for them.

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Comment by Dennis Bayeng on January 29, 2013 at 10:19am

This is nice. We can use this for intermediate to advance learners so we can expose them to other languages aside from English. Thanks for sharing, David!

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