Presentation on theme: "How can students approach the learning of new vocabulary?"— Presentation transcript:
How can students approach the learning of new vocabulary?
2 Stress Vocabulary Acquisition VOCABULARY DESCRIBE NARRATE IN THE PAST EXPRESS LIKES AND DISLIKES TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE REACT AND RECOMMEND HYPOTHESIZECOMPARE
Personalizing Vocabulary Acquisition Do you have the words to be able to talk about: Obama Haiti Avatar What you did last weekend? or for class… Novels, Short Stories, History lessons
Keys to optimal learning Narrow the focus Descripción Comparación Narración en el pasado- Narration in the past Reacción y recomendación Hablar de los gustos –Talking about likes Hacer hipótesis- Making an hypothesis Hablar del futuro- Talking about the future
When Using a Story or Poem…
What are the benefits of this methodology? Students look at grammar differently Grammar becomes a tool to enable them to perform real world speech acts
How does it impact student success? Builds confidence and a strong base Less is more How U.S. Students Achieved Mediocrity (Austin American Statesman, October 2, 1995) Article states that texts have too much!
How does this methodology build that strong base? Through: –task repetition in ever-changing contexts –use of icons for consciousness raising about grammatical accuracy –simultaneous use of the 7 metas comunicativas –exercises that encourage noticing of language in context