Event Title

¿Qué pasa Dude? : Getting Students to Converse in Spanish Beyond the Classroom

Graduation Year

2014

Location

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

11-4-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2014 7:00 PM

Description

In the Spanish foreign language classroom, traditional teaching methods leave students anxious and uninterested in the study of the language and prevent them from speaking and acquiring the language. Research shows teachers who incorporate communicative teaching methods with technology into the foreign language classroom find focusing on communication improves students’ motivation and self-esteem as well as increases their fluency in the language. In this qualitative self-study of student teaching, I integrated communicative teaching methods through conversational language with use of wikispaces and Skype in a Spanish 3 classroom in order to explore their effect on their acquisition of Spanish. Based upon data from my field notes and student work, I found conversational CLT methods improved student motivation and increased the usage of the language both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Apr 11th, 6:00 PM Apr 11th, 7:00 PM

¿Qué pasa Dude? : Getting Students to Converse in Spanish Beyond the Classroom

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

In the Spanish foreign language classroom, traditional teaching methods leave students anxious and uninterested in the study of the language and prevent them from speaking and acquiring the language. Research shows teachers who incorporate communicative teaching methods with technology into the foreign language classroom find focusing on communication improves students’ motivation and self-esteem as well as increases their fluency in the language. In this qualitative self-study of student teaching, I integrated communicative teaching methods through conversational language with use of wikispaces and Skype in a Spanish 3 classroom in order to explore their effect on their acquisition of Spanish. Based upon data from my field notes and student work, I found conversational CLT methods improved student motivation and increased the usage of the language both inside and outside of the classroom.