So, during my doctoral program, I learned that the average talking time of students in language classes is less than four minutes. Unfortunately, I cannot remember where this was stated but I never forget the number. As a teacher trainer, I observed and checked for student language use in many, many classrooms and my worst fears were realized. In almost every case, teachers talk too much! Read more about this topic in English teachers, are you talking too much in class? at https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/english-teachers-are-you-talking-too-much-class?utm_source=BC_TE_Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=voices
Communicative Competence: Creating Speaking Activities Grounded in Pedagogical Research, Video Presentation30/08/2017
Lara Portelli, inspired by Sugata Mitra’s TED talk, Children can teach themselves, draws upon further research and practice to encourage teachers to bring learning technologies into the classroom.
Lara’s research and ideas suggest that teachers can provide new frameworks for channelling self-directed learning models into the classroom in order to forge more flexible teacher-student dynamics and to enhance learning.
A little refresher, anyone? Read more at https://oupeltglobalblog.com/2015/04/24/inductive-and-deductive-grammar-teaching/
Allowing learners to be c0-teachers allows them a new level of interaction with content. Read more about this here in Five Ways To Make All Students Into Lead Learners (Teachers) at https://changingislearning.blogspot.com/2017/07/five-ways-to-make-all-students-into.html?m=1&utm_content=buffer65a39&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Interesting reading for language professionals: The Case for Comprehensible Input
Read The Case for Comprehensible Input at https://www.languagemagazine.com/2017/07/case-for-comprehension/#%2EWW-4_wreE1c%2Elinkedin
One of the essential pedagogy considerations in language classrooms!