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.
Sometimes the classroom needs you to stop and just be in the language. Salad Bowl offers a low prep way to accomplish this with a group of students.
Language tasks create novelty, build community and create opportunity for authentic data to process in the target language with a group of students.
One can argue that tasks in a classroom, simply, are not authentic. But tasks offer a novel way to process language for learners with the potential to form a new connection between learner and language.