6Wall street institute… We teach people how to understand & speak English, not to memorize grammar and vocabulary.We offer flexible class scheduling.You can begin learning English at a time most convenient for you. There are no strict class schedules to follow.Only English is spoken in our centers, creating an immersion experience that helps you learn.We have an Innovative method that integrates three different teaching styles to help all students learn.We offer small class sizes: an average of 3 students in core classes.Our teachers are native English speakers.We have over 35 years experience.Our students have fun! Each center offers Social Club activities where you can learn English while participating in fun social activities both in the center and at an outside location.
7CEFR AT WORK… What does the CEFR look like in my classroom? L’ Approche CommunicativeLa Perspective ActionnelleLa Grammaire est enseignée en contexteSUEAC:The students are:Talking (more than the teacher),Partners, small group, large groupEngaged in purposeful and authentic activitiesLanguage conventions are embeddedPA: Link to CEFR:action-oriented approach,student self-assessment through use of CAN DO statements (metacognition),development of language skills that are relevant to authentic situationsIn initial stages of communication, the approach promotes “talk” and ability to communicate while gradually increasing accuracy over timeStudent are SOCIAL ACTORS:they communicate for a purpose (making a reservation, confirming travel)To become a social actor, the teacher role is to ensure that students have the needed language skills and communication strategies necessary to succeed in the task.The focus is on the student: interests, experiences and needs.GrammarGrammar and language structures ARE NOT taught in isolation through work sheets.They are purposeful and are repeatedly practiced in meaningful ways over times.i.e Do I need to know all forms of VOULOIR or do I need to know how to use it to fulfill a basic need…Je veux de l’eau
840 minutes of Student Talk Time…C’est Possible! Define the communication goals for that classWhat am I going to have the students say to me today?What problem will they solve?Use a variety of groupingsHave them work in partners, small groups, and large groupsChange this a number of times in a period.Use a variety of “quick” strategies : Réchauffement, Action et ConsolidationFreda
11La Circumlocution How to get my students to not ask: Comment dit-on…en anglais?Teach them how to “talk around” an unknown word by using other communication strategies.5 minutes: FredaFocus on the importance of teaching students de se debrouiller…why Comment dit-on is NOT authentic?
12Essayons la Circumlocution Choisissez un image. Essayez à décrire le mot en utilisant la circumlocution.FredaBracesHamsterHeadache
13Expansion of the “Oldies” Prof du jour (Je me Présente)Q & AP: Quel est ton nom? S: Mon nom c’est…A & QP: Mon nom c’est… S: Quel est ton nom?La date:Aujourd’hui, Hier, DemainLa météo:carole
14Le Prof du Jour La Date Avant Maintenant Quelle est la date aujourd’hui?Aujourd’hui c’est le vendredi 22 mars, 2013C’est le 22…C’est vendrediQuelle était la date hier?Quelle était la date _______ (le jour de la semaine)?Est-ce que hier était le _______?Quelle va être la date demain?Quelle va être la date _______ (le jour de la semaine)?Est-ce que demain va être _______?La MétéoQuel temps est-ce qu’il fait aujourd’hui?Aujourd’hui il fait…beau, chaud, froid, frais.Quel temps fait-il aujourd’hui? Maintenant?Quel temps a-t-il fait hier?Quel temps va-t-il faire demain?Carole
16Tapis Roulant Les questions personnelles La négotiation Les directions Freda
17À la BanqueA reward system linked to an authentic situation: Going to the Bank.Students earn and/or are taxed “dollars”.At a set time each week, students role-play a customer and a bank teller to either deposit or withdraw money.Once a month, students take part in a class auction and bid on items for sale.Links to the financial literacy piece of the upcoming revised new curriculum.me
18Consolidation À la chaîne: Can be used to enforce reading comprehension, a sequence of events or general vocabularyCarole
19Action Oriented Task Examples What do I want my students to talk about?Example: Je me présente4/5ieme: You are a new student who just arrived at a new school. You want to make a new friend. Introduce yourself to your new seating partner.6ieme: You are a contestant on the Bachelor looking for your ideal mate. Introduce yourself to the panel of judges on the Bachelor, explain your personal details, interests, hobbies and your ideal partner.7ieme: You’re a contestant on Miss Universe. Introduce yourself to the world and explain why you are the ideal candidate based on what you would do in your role.8ieme: You’re a contestant on a reality TV show. Present yourself to the judges. Explain why you would be a perfect candidate and past experiences that will help you in this role.Carole
20Authentic Exposure La musique www.flevideo.com Les publicités La compréhension: les exemplesLes publicitésTic Tac France (Worst Breath in the world)Evian Roller BabiesFreda
21Where do I begin? FOCUS on EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: Explicitly teach COMMUNICATION and COMPREHENSION strategies mots amis, gestes, etc)These are tools for studentsExplicitly teach COMMUNICATIVE strategies used to get them to talk!!FOCUS on creating a safe environment and promoting risk- taking:Encouragement: Celebrate what they CAN DOMaximize student engagement by incorporating student interests.Emphasise that SUCCESS is different for each student.Provide support: anchor charts, resource pagesProvide multiple opportunities for practice through gradual release: Modeled Practice, Shared Practice, Guided Practice, IndependentSue