Unit Four: Are effective strategies being implemented to maximize use of the Target Language in language classrooms?

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Bullet blue.png Learning Objectives

After completing Unit 4, you will:

  1. Identify effective methods for maximizing use of the TL in language classrooms
  2. Differentiate between effective and non-effective methods for maximizing use of the TL in language classrooms
  3. List three (3) strategies to promote maximization of the TL outside of the language classroom


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The starter is meant to be reflective but you may want to start off with paper and pen or pencil for note taking purposes.

  • Try and recall five (5) strategies for maximizing use of the TL in language classrooms from Unit 2.
  • Reflect on strategies you use to promote maximization of the TL outside of the language classroom.


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Videos


Teaching Foreign Languages Library Clip (Japanese)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4rk5zfKrgM


Melissa Teaching Spanish 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up1ZQxzkqo4

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Target Languge Use in the Language Classroom (German,French)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl93kGJzrZs


Melissa Teaching Spanish 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkw5Krurj-4


In and Out of the Classroom: Using Social Media In Ways That Matter (Encouraging TL use outside of class)

http://www.academicimpressions.com/news/and-out-classroom-using-social-media-ways-matter


Student Learning Outside of the Classroom: Transcending Artificial Boundaries (Encouraging TL use outside of class)

http://www.learn2study.org/teachers/outside_classroom.htm


Bullet blue.pngAssessment

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  1. Generate three (3) more methods or strategies for maximizing use of the TL in language classrooms NOT already listed from Unit 2.
  2. List three (3) strategies to promote maximization of the TL outside of the language classroom.


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