Can all voices be heard? Active learning strategies enhance FSL oral production

Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada

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Title Can all voices be heard? Active learning strategies enhance FSL oral production
 
Creator Bello, Sophia
 
Subject active learning
French as a Second Language (FSL)
oral production
post-secondary education
 
Description One of the challenges we face when teaching a language course is how to promote and increase students’ active participation. The instructor does the majority of the talking, and in doing so, neglects to provide enough opportunity for a student’s voice to be heard. This paper considers active learning as the best approach to teaching a second language. The instructor is essentially a learner, not a teacher. In a weekly tutorial section of an advanced FSL course, a group of students must design, present, and deliver a student-run reading workshop. This includes an assigned reading on a specific theme and a PowerPoint presentation. Various activities are used to enhance oral production, three of which are discussed: an online-based activity using Kahoot!, a debate on maternity leave benefits, and team-building through story-telling. Despite a few setbacks, active learning motivates students to take charge and personally contribute to their language learning. 
 
Publisher University of Guelph
 
Date 2018-02-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/nrsc/article/view/4004
10.21083/nrsc.v0i11.4004
 
Source Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada; No 11 (2018): La didactique des langues secondes: de la théorie à la pratique, Vol. II/Second Language Pedagogies: From Theory to Practice Vol. II
Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada; No 11 (2018): La didactique des langues secondes: de la théorie à la pratique, Vol. II/Second Language Pedagogies: From Theory to Practice Vol. II
2292-2261
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/nrsc/article/view/4004/4113
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0
 

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