Class survey tasks to create input from discussion.

When I'm honest with myself, I admit that I'm not very good at facilitating PQA (Personalized Question and Answer) off the cuff.  PQA is definitely an area of growth for me.  I've learned quickly that I need to create context for me to successfully facilitate PQA.  One easy way to do this is through class … Continue reading Class survey tasks to create input from discussion.

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What is communication?

Lately, a lot of conversation about Bill Van Patten's ideas about tasks in the language classroom has popped up in different teaching for acquisition groups, specifically on Facebook.  The idea seems to be that we must create reasons for students to communicate in the language in the classroom.  A task offers a student a reason to … Continue reading What is communication?