LEARNING THEORY Krashen’s popular theory of second language acquisition (1994) : Language is best acquired informally.
TEACHING IMPLICATIONS Teachers should create warm, welcoming classroom environments. Teachers should use strategies that motivate students to communicate with each other. Teacher should promote social interaction and peer engagement.
TEACHING IMPLICATION Teachers should incorporate activities that support social interaction, using strategies such as buddies, pair shares and cooperative grouping. (Lily Wong Fillmore 1979)
COOPERATIVE LEARNING It gives students the opportunity to interact in a social and academic level. Cooperative activities stimulates vocabulary development.
It is a place designated for resources and material. Your “ foreign” library. Dictionaries Translators Computers NATIVE LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER
It is a place in the classroom where the students can do activities in their native language. Examples of activities: listen to music, read a book, work a cross word puzzle, play games. Students can contribute to this center with their own materials and resources. NATIVE LANGUAGE CENTER
It is a place that allows students to complete content related activities in their language. Students can create content related activities. Students can create labels for class objects. Students can create a poster about a lesson topic. Students can write letters, poetry, journals. Students can translate certain things for teachers or school. NATIVE LANGUAGE WORK CENTER
Do you have any of these spaces in your class? Can you create any of these spaces in your classroom? REFLECTION
Students would write any thoughts, concerns, or questions and place them in a box. It can have a content or a lesson purpose. THOUGHT BOX
Students write a letter or a card to a person at school or in the classroom that can read in their native language. Students can exchange letters or cards. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE
Students can create an alphabet to represent the letters. Students can create an alphabet related to a content area. Students can create an alphabet related to a lesson topic. Students can create an alphabet related to a book. Students can create an alphabet representing their country. NATIVE LANGUAGE ALPHABET
Students are invited to greet the classroom. Students can teach some simple commands, numbers, food and other simple vocabulary words. Students can teach cognates. NATIVE LANGUAGE DAY
Students bring their favorite music. Students can try to talk about the meaning of the song. NATIVE LANGUAGE MUSIC TIME
Words related to their culture. Words related to their country Words related to a theme, a holiday, a special occasion. FOREIGN WORD WALL
Words related to content or lesson objective. Choose words that are essential vocabulary for a lesson. Ask students to translate the word in their language. Ask students to translate high frequency words. TRANSLATION WORD WALL