According to Folse (2006), good conversation teachers know the components of the target language and have the ability to (1) construct a lesson around an important language component, (2) point out important language components within a dialogue, and (3) do both 1 and 2. This presentation demonstrated successful speaking activities which were designed with these three components in mind. Procedures were introduced in an easy, step-by-step manner.
The Value of Yoyuu
This presentation explored the benefits of different types of “emptiness” or “nothingness” in the classroom. Specifically, the presentation focused on how to create wiggle room for teachers’ and students’ brains.
Leander S. Hughes
Cooperative Brainstorming and Its Applications in the Communication Classroom
Cooperative brainstorming is a useful tool for 1) helping learners activate schemata necessary for carrying out an upcoming communication activity and 2) promoting the exchange of relevant language and content between learners. This presentation demonstrated a simple method for conducting group brainstorming sessions and discussed some ways in which cooperative brainstorming can be used to prepare students for a variety of communicative tasks.