Post by Kaila Slack on Feb 5, 2018 23:13:41 GMT -5
Hi there, My name is Kaila. I am a Spanish Education student at East Stroudsburg University. I have been studying the language for many years now. However I am new to the teaching aspect of it. I was hoping someone could offer their views on the most effect teaching style is in your language classroom? Thank you in advance!
Well, it depends on the age groups you will be teaching and their current levels. I currently work with a young female who is a native Spanish speaker. She has learned English due to being in America and I am teaching her Chinese. I have noticed that being immersive with her works the best, as this is how she learned English. This is just one case and example. I would suggest from experience that whatever styles you choose to emplore in your classroom that you integrate as much technology as you possibly can. Hope this helps!
Post by Jennifer Harrison on Sept 22, 2019 18:11:07 GMT -5
The recent research shows content-based classroom structure allows for the best environment to facilitate language learning. Previously it had been mostly rote-based structure (emphasis on grammar, memorization of verb conjugation, etc). Of course, students still need exposure to those things as well as they progress with the language.
Authentic input is key for developing accurate style, pronunciation, etc. That also allows for integration of technology in the classroom. You can find authentic texts (menus, books, target language websites, etc.) much easier now and integrate those into activities.