Finding their Voice

Increasingly the world requires our students to speak and listen in a foreign language but it can be a challenge to cultivate these skills in a traditional classroom within a typical school schedule. This session will discuss ways both big and small to overcome those constraints. Participants will discuss and reflect on ways to overcome these constraints and the gist of the conversation will be captured in a Google doc and shared with the group.

Techniques and strategies to be discussed include:

  • Flip Video
  • Google Voice with Cell Phones
  • Native Speaker Guest Appearances via Skype
  • Textbook and Materials Changes
  • Teacher Discussion, Collaboration, and Training
  • Language Lab
  • Online Oral Proficiency Assessment