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8: Engaging With Communities

Introduction
Before You Watch
Analyze the Video
Examine the Topic
Put it Into Practice
Action Research Project
Reflect on Your Learning

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Our goal is to prepare students to not only take what they have learned in the classroom and use it outside the classroom, but to take the love of that language and the interest in the culture that has happened in the classroom and take it into a community where they can continue learning it.

- Patsy M. Lightbown, Professor Emeritus, Concordia University, Montreal


Learning Goals

How do you provide students with opportunities to interact with communities in which the target language is spoken? In this session, you'll review relevant research, observe video discussions and classroom examples, and engage in activities to develop successful interactions between students and native speakers. At the end of this session, you will better understand how to:
  • identify opportunities for students to use language and learn about the target culture beyond the classroom;
  • prepare students and native speakers prior to their interactions to ensure successful exchanges and debrief the experience afterwards; and
  • use technology to facilitate interactions with native speakers.

Key Terms

heritage speaker
keypal
native speaker
thematic approach




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Examine the Topic | Put It Into Practice | Action Research Project | Reflect on Your Learning
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