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Formulaicity in SL learning: Myles, 2016

Formulaicity in SL learning: Myles, 2016 | TELT | Scoop.it

Video recording of Prof Florence Myles’ plenary talk. Please note the audio does not start until after the first 22 secs.

Prof Myles’ plenary

Group photo for FLaRN 2016: Identifying Formulaic Language methodology workshop

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Revisiting texts: vocabulary activities (Leo Selivan)

Revisiting texts: vocabulary activities (Leo Selivan) | TELT | Scoop.it

Leo Selivan, EFL teacher and fan of the lexical approach, writes for the British Council's TeachingEnglish site.

 

He has some activities for helping students to extract useful language from the texts they read.

 

He says:

"We often encourage our students to infer words from the context as they read and, as a result, they fail to notice useful lexis in the texts we use. This is especially true in case of chunks consisting of the words students already know. For example, students may be familiar with run and risk but not know the collocation run a risk. However, since the meaning is transparent they will probably “glance over” it when meeting it in the text. This series of activities is aimed to draw students’ attention to the useful lexis in the texts."

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Foreign Language Teaching Methods: Technology

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"Professional development modules for foreign language instruction at the high-school and college levels."

 

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Orlando Kelm of the University of Texas presents a four-lesson module for foreign language teaching training on technology in the FL classroom.  The four lessons involve:

 

1 Time on Task
Presents how technology can aid in the learning of foreign languages by providing learners with increased time on task.

 

2 Context
Explores how the effective use of technology has the potential of creating a context for language learning situations.

 

3 Chunks and Scripts
Demonstrates how technology can play a role in providing learners with the "chunks" and "scripts" that people use in actual speech.

 

4 Input vs. Intake
Discusses how technology can provide learners with increased exposure to a foreign language, but more importantly, it can also serve to increase a learner's conscious awareness of what is heard.

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