Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Using Learning Assistants to facilitate oral assessmentsLearning Assistants have been used to facilitate ungraded, voluntary oral assessments offered prior to exams. Oral assessments last one hour, and are offered prior to the three course exams. Orals are geared to improve student understanding and allow instructors to work with students on an … Read more

Young Childrens Oral Language Development

In summary, language occurs through an interaction among genes (which hold innate tendencies to communicate and be sociable), environment, and the childs own thinking abilities. Writing samples from real kids pre-K3 This article is great. Oral language development and the fostering of that development is so important. Taking the time to really talk, interact and … Read more

Oral Learners Initiative

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Auditory Learner

Make your own tapes of important points you want to remember and listen to it repeatedly. This is especially useful for learning material for tests. Teaching Strategies for the Auditory Learner Remembers verbal instructions well. Use different colours and pictures in your notes, exercise books, etc. This will help you remember them. Enjoys class and … Read more

Oral Activities in the Classroom

Chapter/Article reviews and summaries Here are a few types of oral activities that can be tailored for the purposes of different courses across disciplines. Most of these oral activities can be adapted for individual or group completion. An element of performativity pervades all oral expression in the classroom, and turns learning into an active and … Read more

Key Strategies

Video Playlist: Engaging ELLs in Academic Conversations Key Strategies for Developing Oral Language Interview Grid:Students talk with one different partner each time, making their answers stronger and clearer each time, taking minimal, if any, notes on the chart. Note that this activity can also work using inner-outer conversation circles, such as the one in thisDebrief … Read more