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					L2 Methodologies

    South Asian Languages
Focus
   Who is the second language learner?
       What does s/he bring to class?
Needs Analysis
   Topic
       study pop culture        12345
       current affairs          12345
   Method
       small group discussion   12345
       Formal language study    12345
   Skills
       speaking                 12345
       Writing                  12345
   Assessment
       teacher assess my work   12345
Learner types and learning preferences
   Concrete learners
       games, videos, talking in pairs
   Analytical learners
       grammar, read newspapers, study alone
   Communicative learners
       watching, listening, using L2 outside
   Authority-oriented learners
       teacher explanation, textbook
Task Outcomes
   Learners produce greater quantity and variety of
    language in group work versus teacher-fronted
    activities.
   In group work, NNS-NNS interaction produce more
    talk.
   Learners who have opportunities to negotiate
    meaning (make clarification requests and check
    comprehension) do better at comprehension than
    those learners receiving simplified input.
   Communication-based + grammar-focus instruction
    works better than grammar-only OR communication-
    only instruction.
Examplar
   Greetings
       Pre-activity: Background
       Video presentation
       Activity: Making observations
       Post-activity: Application
Pre-activity

   Background activation

       Situating the context
Activity
   Making observations

       Kinds of information conveyed
            Linguistic realizations
            Role relations
            Kinship terms
            Forms of address
Activity contd.

   Question: Are heritage/non-heritage
    speakers going to observe all the
    information there?
   If not, then how can we make them
    observe the various fictive kinship
    terms, forms of address, and the
    linguistic expression of greetings?
Post-activity

   Applying it to our own teaching/learning
    experience

       Personal narratives
Skills activity
   Listening

   Speaking

   Writing
Conclusions
   Focus on DISCOVERING culture
   Language is the instrument/tool/medium
    of that DISCOVERY
   Learner is ACTIVE
   Teacher’s role: Keeping learner ACTIVE

				
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