and Other Oxymorons Language Teachers Can Embrace
Webinar for Voces Digital | January 19, 2023
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What curriculum or textbooks do you use?
Advice that is often associated with comprehension-based approaches:
Have you heard this advice?
Reframing that advice as less-polarizing, more positive recommendations: Debatable…
About the Presenter
Amanda Lanier, MAFLT Program Director at Michigan State University
As more and more world language teachers have embraced comprehension-based and acquisition-driven approaches, grammar instruction has become a bigger battleground. It’s time to get past the discord and re-discover grammar. This session will explore why and how grammar belongs in your curriculum and ways of incorporating it that empower learners to communicate more effectively.
What is CI, and What is the Opposite of Comprehensible Input? site: https://lanier.commons.msu.edu/principles-practices/2021/the-opposite-of-comprehensible-input/
Discovering Grammar Workshop site: https://sites.google.com/msu.edu/discoveringgrammar-calico19/
Blog Entry: To teach grammar or not to teach grammar?
Tools for Analyzing Language
Routledge Frequency Dictionaries (about 15 languages) at Routledge RFD.
VoyantTools for Text Analysis (free –web-based): voyant-tools.org.
Corpus Analysis Software (free downloads): www.laurenceanthony.net.
Large corpora from Mark Davies: www.english-corpora.org OR www.corpusdelespanol.org (formerly located at corpus.byu.edu).