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Pairing learners in pair work activity - Storch, N. and Aldosari, A. (2013)

Storch, N. and Aldosari, A. (2013). 'Pairing learners in pair work activity'. Language Teaching Research. 17/1. 31-48. Further details: http://www.tesolacade...
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Power, Position and Autonomy: Student Conflict in a Communicative Language Classroom

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This is an interesting study by Chris Carl Hale, a teacher in the MA TESOL program at Teachers College Columbia in Tokyo.  It takes a conversational analysis perspective on a pairwork speaking/writing activity.  A close analysis of one pair's interaction with each other and the teacher reveals how the process of bringing the assigned task to an outwardly successful conclusion - the students handed in the required work - actually concealed a power struggle which ultimately had a lasting demotivating effect on one of the students.

 

Since the paper is from a research collection, there are no recommendations for the teacher, but we might suggest that teachers need to be aware of the face-threatening aspects of collaboration in a second language and try to minimise the risks for all learners.


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Tandem Tool - SpeakApps

Tandem is a content management system that allows students to practice their oral skills by doing synchronous pair tasks. Its aim is to facilitate the practi...
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