Presentation on theme: "NC Quest Voices of North Carolina Andrews’ Language Exploration and Awareness Approach – Day 1 Carl Young NC State University Summer Workshop I: June."— Presentation transcript:
NC Quest Voices of North Carolina Andrews’ Language Exploration and Awareness Approach – Day 1 Carl Young NC State University Summer Workshop I: June 18 – 22, 2007
The Language Elephant… more to teaching language than grammar Semantics –meaning patterns Syntax – sentence patterns Discourse – modes, types Dialects – regional, social, etc. Phonology – sound patterns Morphology – word structures Typically focus on grammar—form and structure—over meaning.
Three Prerequisites for the LEA Approach: Language study should focus on genuine and authentic uses of language; Language success is assessed by the application of multiple criteria of effectiveness; There should be more opportunities in classrooms for student talk.
Andrews’ Lea Model: The best way for people to learn about language is for them to … observe language ask questions about how and why language forms are used as they are in various contexts make closer and more focused observations form tentative hypotheses
A balanced language curriculum will include numerous opportunities to explore… the many reasons why we use language where language comes from how it changes and varies according to - who is using it - their purpose - their audience - the setting (context) ways of assessing language effectiveness in different situations and changing contexts using multiple criteria for effectiveness