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Focus on your real goals!
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NEW
2016
Oxford
ELTpics	
  
The three Ms…
Motivation – Engaging content
Memory – Repeated exposure
Meaning – Meaningful practice
The three Ms…
Motivation – Engaging content
“The truth of the matter is that about 99% of teaching is making the students ...
The three Ms…
Memory – Repeated exposure
“Various studies create a range of 5-16 encounters with a word for a student to
t...
This talk
Meaning:
1.  Meaningful topics
2.  Meaningful contexts
3.  Meaningful practice
Meaningful topics
ELTpics	
  
Meaningful topics: places
Meaningful topics: family
Meaningful topics: culture
Meaningful topics: environment
Meaningful topics: technology
Meaningful topics: clothes
Meaningful topics: work and study
Meaningful topics: work and study
Meaningful topics: work and study
Meaningful topics
“If the interest of students is not engaged, the learning process is unlikely to
get off the ground at a...
Meaningful contexts
Meaningful contexts
Choosing a text:
o Is it interesting?
o Is there anything in this text that my students can
relate to ...
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Meaningful contexts
Meaningful contexts
Meaningful contexts
The Exam Question
Imagine you were taking an important exam on Monday, what would you do the
weekend b...
Meaningful contexts
Meaningful contexts
Meaningful contexts
Meaningful contexts
ORIGINAL
In such close quarters personal hygiene is a must, but the weightless
conditions make washing...
Meaningful practice
Exercise 1 – make & do
Complete the questions with the correct form of make or do.
1) How much money does a waitress _____...
Exercise 2 – make & do
Complete the questions with the correct form of make or do.
1) Did you _____ your bed this morning?...
Meaningful practice – Ask and answer
Meaningful practice – Replace names
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Meaningful practice – True for you
Meaningful practice – Agree or disagree
Meaningful language practice
I believe that meaning should be central
to all practice activities however
controlled or fre...
Meaningful practice
“It is the need to get meanings across and the pleasure
experienced when this is achieved that motivat...
Questions, please!
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RUSSIA 21st– 25th March
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  1. 1. 1 Focus on your real goals! 1 NEW 2016
  2. 2. Oxford ELTpics  
  3. 3. The three Ms… Motivation – Engaging content Memory – Repeated exposure Meaning – Meaningful practice
  4. 4. The three Ms… Motivation – Engaging content “The truth of the matter is that about 99% of teaching is making the students feel interested in the material. Then the other 1% has to do with your methods.” Noam Chomsky
  5. 5. The three Ms… Memory – Repeated exposure “Various studies create a range of 5-16 encounters with a word for a student to truly acquire it.” Paul Nation
  6. 6. This talk Meaning: 1.  Meaningful topics 2.  Meaningful contexts 3.  Meaningful practice
  7. 7. Meaningful topics ELTpics  
  8. 8. Meaningful topics: places
  9. 9. Meaningful topics: family
  10. 10. Meaningful topics: culture
  11. 11. Meaningful topics: environment
  12. 12. Meaningful topics: technology
  13. 13. Meaningful topics: clothes
  14. 14. Meaningful topics: work and study
  15. 15. Meaningful topics: work and study
  16. 16. Meaningful topics: work and study
  17. 17. Meaningful topics “If the interest of students is not engaged, the learning process is unlikely to get off the ground at all.” Henry Widdowson
  18. 18. Meaningful contexts
  19. 19. Meaningful contexts Choosing a text: o Is it interesting? o Is there anything in this text that my students can relate to their own lives? o Can they learn something about the language?
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  21. 21. Meaningful contexts
  22. 22. Meaningful contexts
  23. 23. Meaningful contexts The Exam Question Imagine you were taking an important exam on Monday, what would you do the weekend before? You almost certainly wouldn’t do what two Chemistry students did in Kansas, Missouri. They went to a different city and partied all weekend. They had a great time, but they knew that unless they got back in time for the exam, they wouldn’t be able to take it. So they drove through the night and got back to college in the early hours of Monday morning. Sadly for them, they overslept and missed the exam. When they found their professor afterwards, they decided to invent a story. They told him that they would have got back for the exam had they not had a flat tyre. The professor thought about this for a moment, and then agreed that, provided they arrived before 9am, they could take the exam the next day. He placed them in separate rooms and gave them the exam paper. The first question was simple and worth five points. But they were unprepared for the question on the next page: Question 2 (95 points): Which tyre?
  24. 24. Meaningful contexts
  25. 25. Meaningful contexts
  26. 26. Meaningful contexts
  27. 27. Meaningful contexts ORIGINAL In such close quarters personal hygiene is a must, but the weightless conditions make washing a delicate chore. Many astronauts use the music- festival favourite: moist wipes. Hair washing is trickier. Even Sunita Williams, who spent 195 consecutive days on the space station – a female record – had her long dark hair chopped to shoulder length but still had problems. “Washing took time. I’d squirt a little water under my hair, pat it down with my hand so it wasn’t splashing everywhere, then put some shampoo in my hand and moosh it around. Then I’d wet a towel and try and soak it up. ADAPTED As they live so close together personal hygiene is essential, but the weightless conditions make washing difficult. Many astronauts use moist wipes. Hair washing is trickier. Sunita Williams, who spent 195 days on the space station, explains how she managed: “Washing hair took time. I’d put a little water under my hair, pat it down with my hand so it wasn’t splashing everywhere, then put some shampoo in my hand and move it around. Then I’d wet a towel and try to soak it up.
  28. 28. Meaningful practice
  29. 29. Exercise 1 – make & do Complete the questions with the correct form of make or do. 1) How much money does a waitress ______? 2) Could you ______ the washing today? 3) Did Tom’s new business ______ a profit last year? 4) Has Dick ______ the washing up? 5) Were you ______ your homework when I called? 6) Why did Harry ______ a complaint? Meaningless
  30. 30. Exercise 2 – make & do Complete the questions with the correct form of make or do. 1) Did you _____ your bed this morning? 2) Do your neighbours ever ______ a noise? 3) Do you like ______ the washing up? 4) Who ______ the cooking in your house? 5) Have you ever ______ dinner for somebody? 6) Where does your family usually ______ the shopping? Ask your partner the questions. Meaningful
  31. 31. Meaningful practice – Ask and answer
  32. 32. Meaningful practice – Replace names 11    Replace  the  underlined  adjec1ve  with  a  synonym  from     WORD  STORE  1C.     1        Hannah  is  very  hard-­‐working.  She’s  always  in  the  library.   2         Dan  has  a  logical  way  of  thinking.  He  likes  problem-­‐solving.   3         Jim  is  a  sociable  person.  He  loves  a  good  party.   4         Eva  is  very  determined.  She  never  gives  up.   5         Tom  likes  to  discover  new  things.  He’s  always  interested.   6         Rosa  is  really  intelligent.  She  gets  everything  right.     12     Replace  the  names  in  Exercise  11  to  describe  students                in  your  school.  Does  your  partner  agree  with  you?  
  33. 33. Meaningful practice – True for you
  34. 34. Meaningful practice – Agree or disagree
  35. 35. Meaningful language practice I believe that meaning should be central to all practice activities however controlled or free, and at whatever level. Students learn more effectively when engaged in activities on a personal level.
  36. 36. Meaningful practice “It is the need to get meanings across and the pleasure experienced when this is achieved that motivates second language acquisition.” Rod Ellis  
  37. 37. Questions, please!
  38. 38. Let’s meet in 2016 RUSSIA 21st– 25th March TESOL (Baltimore) 5th – 8th April IATEFL UK (Birmingham) 13th – 16th April SPAIN 23rd April BRAZTESOL (Brazil) July UKRAINE September ARGENTINA September MEXICO October

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