55 minutes | Mar 14th 2014

Episode 003 When Saying Yes is Saying No

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The Minimal Pair: Episode 003Show Notes: The Minimal Pair Title: When Saying Yes is Saying NoEpisode no: 003Date: 03/12/2014Topics in Language Learning: L1/L2 LiteracyInterrupted educationFrequent displacementRefugee campsChild laborersUsing multiple languages (simultaneously or sequentially)Countries that have been colonized (native vs. official language)Frequent displacement (learning a new language with each move)Shared L1 (help or hinder?)Language gaps (in one or more language)Consequences: how do each of these things affect classroom dynamic?[PAUSE]Methodology: Using video in the language learningHomework:Listening & Pronunciation Journals“Listening Journals”In-classLectures (from textbook, TED, and videos on demand)Read book, then watch movie (i.e. Girl with a Pearl Earring)Videos that correspond with semester theme (i.e. Waiting for Superman, Sicko!, Clarkston special report, Luma speaking,…)Grammar, Parts of Speech Review with “School House Rocks”Presentation skills class: watch lectures (YouTube, Jennifer ESL, TED, etc.) to critique “attention-getter,” mechanics, emphasis & building redundancy, thought groups, etc.Assessment“Live Journals”Lecture/note-taking tests (build schema, review vocabulary, make predictions, listen twice, answer comprehension questions)Presentation skills: videotaping their speeches to listen to later and uploading to Dropbox for them to listen/practice at home…[PAUSE]Adjunct Antics: Schedule issuesCoordinating schedules between different campusesDifferent coordinators contact us about “next semester” at different points in the “current semester,” so it’s hard to plan/commit“Saying yes is saying no”Maximizing income by choosing classes by credit hour, school, etc.Scheduling classes at different times at different schools (allowing time for travel)Classes makingPicking classes strategically: which is most likely to make? Why?Saying no to one class because you have committed to another, only to have that one get canceled (then you have nothing!)Saying yes to too much, assuming something won’t make, and ending up overloadedPreparing for a class, only to have it get canceledScrambling to plan a class at the last minute because someone gave it up or they had to open another section to meet registration needsTESOL COUNT DOWN: Two Weeks!Keep it minimal!Keywords:ESL, ELT, TESOL, English as a second language, The Minimal Pair, L1, L2, literacy, edtech, technology in the classroom, CALL, videos, adjuncts, scheduling
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