Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
2: Person to Person
Before You Watch
To begin this workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge and experience and then read current research on interpersonal communication.
Reflect on Your ExperienceConsider the types of conversations that you have led or observed among students in your classroom, then answer the following questions. You may want to save your answers in order to reflect on them again at the end of the session.
Examine the ResearchRead the article listed below, then answer the following questions.
Part 1 (PDF, 524 K) | Part 2 (PDF, 579 K) | Part 3 (PDF, 506 K)
This article addresses the important role of teacher-student and student-student interactions in the creation of a community of learners and in shaping students' development in the target language.
Hall, Joan Kelly. "Classroom Discourse." In Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages: Creating a Community of Learners in the Classroom, 77-100. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice-Hall, 2001.
You may elect to read the following two articles for a deeper understanding of the research cited in "Classroom Discourse" and to learn about additional classroom examples that support the research.
"'Aw, man, where you goin'?'"
Part 1 (PDF, 757 K) | Part 2 (PDF, 764 K)
This article looks at foreign language education from a sociocultural perspective.
Hall, Joan Kelly. "'Aw, man, where you goin'?': Classroom Interaction and the Development of L2 Interactional Competence." Issues in Applied Linguistics 6, no. 2 (1995): 37-61.
"Teacher-Student Interaction and Language Learning"
Part 1 (PDF, 397 K) | Part 2 (PDF, 406 K) | Part 3 (PDF, 365 K)
This article reviews literature on recent developments in teacher-student interaction and language learning.
Hall, Joan Kelly, and Megan Walsh. "Teacher-Student Interaction and Language Learning." Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 22 (2002): 186-203.
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