Increase Students’ Speaking Proficiency With Mobile Devices

My NYSAFLT Oct. 2016 handout

Focus on apps that encourage speaking; avoid grammar and vocabulary apps
Use apps that come with mobile device
Consider how people normally use their mobile device

Use mobile for motivation

Base activities on ACTFL Can Do statements

Novice Low:
I can communicate on some very familiar topics using single words and phrases that I have practiced and memorized.
Cell pictures —Avoid selfies that do not have any context.

Keep an ACTFL Can Do spreadsheet to record student progress on your mobile

Novice Mid:
I can communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases that I have practiced and memorized.

Cell pictures

Websites

Movie

QR code

Timer

Novice High:
I can communicate and exchange information about familiar topics using phrases and simple sentences, sometimes supported by memorized language. I can usually handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions
Timer
Series of pictures
Internet search

Maps

Phone

Intermediate Low:

I can participate in conversations on a number of familiar topics using simple sentences. I can handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions.

Timer
Video

…Resources:

90 Mobile Learning Modern Language Activitieshttp://bit.ly/90mlact

40+Spanish & ML spontaneous speaking activities http://bit.ly/wlspt

 

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