57 minutes | Apr 22nd 2014

Episode 007: The Ball is Pretty

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The Minimal Pair: Episode 007Show Notes: The Minimal Pair Title: The Ball is PrettyEpisode no: 007Date: 4/21/14Topics in Language LearningStudent attendance & making up workImportance of coming to class, especially in a second-language classroomReasons for absences; where do we draw the line?Attendance policyHomework that’s due on the day that class is missedMaking up what was missed (including assessments)[20:18]MethodologyOn the lighter side: fun things we’ve done and would like to do!GamesIce-breakerMad libs The Minimal Pair gameTaboo Simon Says…“Speed” vocabularyBINGOMusic“School House Rocks”Conditionals & modals, YouTube compilationshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBIawQGe-88 Azar song lessons: http://www.azargrammar.com/materials/uueg/UUEG_SongLessons.html Count & non-count nouns (My Favorite Things)Conditionals (If I Had a Hammer or Octupus’ Garden)Vocabulary clozeRole play/dramatizations Lower Academic EnglishPoint-of-View Pronunciation[38:28]Adjunct Antics/Culturally speaking…When worlds collide: varied perspectives in the classroomModals: “should/shouldn’t” discussion“Food for thought”: how sharing food opened a discussion on cultural differences“Diversity theme” in a diverse classroomCulturally informed opinions about lecture topicsKeep it minimal!
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