As the year winds down I'm ready for some time to reflect. Overall this has been a fantastic year. There have been struggles and celebrations like any other year. But this year, I have provided more input for all levels of students than any other year. I've noticed a lot of posts on different social … Continue reading Communicative Context in the Classroom.
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?
Circling on it’s own will become monotonous over time. Even so, I’ve learned that I am bored with circling much more quickly than students are bored with it. This was apparent to me in a TPRS books workshop this summer. We mostly worked on circling over a 13 hour period and I wasn’t bored with … Continue reading Student Actors