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Using spoken narrative esp anecdotes in the language classroom

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This is the transcript of #eltchat on 19.12.12 on the topic of  Using spoken narrative esp. anecdotes in the language classroom

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Marisa_C

11:59 AM

RT @Shaunwilden: The 12 #eltchat is Using spoken narrative esp. anecdotes in the language classroom > are you ready ?

LizziePinard

12:01 PM

#eltchat which angle to take first?!

theteacherjames

12:02 PM

Hello everyone. Taking a break from preparing to move house for a well deserved #eltchat.

Shaunwilden

12:02 PM

@LizziePinard It's your topic suggestion isn't it? #eltchat

David__Boughton

12:03 PM

RT @Shaunwilden: @Marisa_C Off we go then #eltchat is Using spoken narrative esp. anecdotes in the language classroom

teflgeek

12:03 PM

@LizziePinard @Shaunwilden I guess maybe the first question is:  does anyone do this? #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:03 PM

@Shaunwilden #eltchat yes but it's very quiet in here!

yitzha_sarwono

12:04 PM

That was me blabbering, now i'm joining #eltchat :-)

Shaunwilden

12:04 PM

@teflgeek What, use anecdotes? I have havent you? #eltchat

Marisa_C

12:04 PM

@LizziePinard  #eltchat why don't you get going then - why did you ask the question - hope it's not an LSA!!! :-D

LizziePinard

12:05 PM

#eltchat @yitzha_sarwono hello! :)

yitzha_sarwono

12:05 PM

@LizziePinard hi there :-) #eltchat

teflgeek

12:05 PM

@Shaunwilden yes and no.  Yes, anecdotes have featured in my classes / No, not as a lesson focus per se. #eltchat

Marisa_C

12:05 PM

RT @Shaunwilden: @teflgeek What, use anecdotes? I have havent you? #eltchat > ye s- so what are the issues

LizziePinard

12:05 PM

#eltchat good question - does anyone do it?  I have - it works well with learners who enjoy speaking (e.g. Spanish)

Marisa_C

12:06 PM

RT @theteacherjames: Anecdotea fundamental part of conversation & small talk, so I guess I encourage them without realising it. #eltchat YES

BobK99

12:06 PM

Wrong place for #eltchat. BRB.

Shaunwilden

12:06 PM

@teflgeek Guess i am the same mainly used to for another purpose rather than be the whole lesson #eltchat

Marisa_C

12:06 PM

Here is a lesson worksheet i often use for anecdotes in my downloads called True Story http://t.co/ZVVxUErt #ELTchat

LizziePinard

12:06 PM

RT @theteacherjames: Anecdotes are a fundamental part of conversation & small talk, so I guess I encourage them without realising it ...

theteacherjames

12:06 PM

Anecdotes are a fundamental part of conversation & small talk, so I guess I encourage them without realising it. #eltchat

teflgeek

12:07 PM

@Shaunwilden Anecdotes feature prominently in the Inside Out series, but I haven't used that since Poland (six years ago) #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:07 PM

RT @Marisa_C: Here is a lesson worksheet i often use for anecdotes in my downloads called True Story http://t.co/ZVVxUErt #ELTchat

yitzha_sarwono

12:07 PM

RT @theteacherjames: Anecdotes are a fundamental part of conversation & small talk, so I guess I encourage them without realising it ...

LizziePinard

12:07 PM

@Shaunwilden #eltchat what purpose?

Shaunwilden

12:07 PM

RT @Marisa_C: RT @theteacherjames: Anecdotea fundamental part of conversation & small talk, so I guess I encourage them without real ...

yitzha_sarwono

12:07 PM

RT @Marisa_C: Here is a lesson worksheet i often use for anecdotes in my downloads called True Story http://t.co/ZVVxUErt #ELTchat

yitzha_sarwono

12:07 PM

@LizziePinard yes, when I taught pre teen and teen classes. Not so much now #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:08 PM

@teflgeek #eltchat think also in Natural English Upper Int there's a bit

Shaunwilden

12:08 PM

@LizziePinard  Often as an authentic listening to introduce a text for language work #eltchat

teflgeek

12:09 PM

@LizziePinard I loathe Natural English Upper Int. I find it really difficult to work with. #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:09 PM

Anecdotes are the kind of thing that are encouraged in a very natural, bottom up lesson, & forgotten in an old school, top down one #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:10 PM

I tell sories & anecdotes all the time. Sts love them. #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:10 PM

#eltchat well there's two different reactions to one coursebook! :-)

Shaunwilden

12:10 PM

@LizziePinard Oh thats a book i'd forgotten about, excellent for speaking #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:11 PM

@theteacherjames On what basis do you make that claim? #eltchat

yitzha_sarwono

12:11 PM

@theteacherjames I usually use common jokes my students are familiar with from movie or tv, is that count? #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:11 PM

@LizziePinard :-) I enjoyed using it #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:12 PM

@Shaunwilden yeah i think it's got some nice ideas #eltchat

Marisa_C

12:12 PM

So small everyday talk like stuff that's happened - do you consider this part of the genre? #ELtchat

Shaunwilden

12:13 PM

RT @JennyJohnson10: interesting one, this. do we mean at all levels? #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:13 PM

@GetAheadinEng  Yes -  Using spoken narrative esp. anecdotes in the language classroom #eltchat

Marisa_C

12:13 PM

Anecdote= a greek word meaning 'unpublished' #ELTchat

LizziePinard

12:13 PM

#eltchat anyone done anything interesting/ a bit different using anecdotes?

GetAheadinEng

12:13 PM

#eltchat Little late: what's the topic: anecdotes in class?

JennyJohnson10

12:13 PM

interesting one, this. do we mean at all levels? #eltchat

David__Boughton

12:14 PM

Are we too discouraged to tell stories now that we are obsessed with lowering teacher talk time? #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:14 PM

@teflgeek i must be misremembering!! sorry!!#eltchat

theteacherjames

12:14 PM

@Shaunwilden Seems like the kind of thing that wouldn't be encourage. Longer form of speaking, less likely to meet 'lesson aims'. #eltchat

teflgeek

12:14 PM

@LizziePinard I Just flipped through Nat Eng UI - are some nice speaking sections in it, but only "anecdote" ref is a listening #eltchat

Marisa_C

12:15 PM

RT @MrChrisJWilson: How to teach speaking by Mr thornbury has some nice ideas/points on anecdotes #eltchat

MrChrisJWilson

12:15 PM

How to teach speaking by Mr thornbury has some nice ideas/points on anecdotes #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:15 PM

@Shaunwilden Impossible to complete an anecdote with on spot the feedback, likely to be tangential etc. #eltchat

Marisa_C

12:15 PM

RT @JennyJohnson10: and do we mean students anecdoting away? or teachers - seems to be what has been mentioned so far #eltchat > we do

teflgeek

12:15 PM

@theteacherjames do you mean BU / TD from an interaction perspective or from a language perspective? #Eltchat

GetAheadinEng

12:15 PM

@Shaunwilden Thank you #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:15 PM

RT @David__Boughton: Are we too discouraged to tell stories now that we are obsessed with lowering teacher talk time? #eltchat

JennyJohnson10

12:15 PM

and do we mean students anecdoting away? or teachers - seems to be what has been mentioned so far #eltchat

steven_odonnell

12:16 PM

my own anecdotes in the classroom let me slip off the cloak of being a teacher and become human, forging rapport with ss #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:16 PM

@teflgeek Top down > teachercentric, bottom up >studentcentric. #Eltchat

GetAheadinEng

12:16 PM

@Marisa_C I would, I think esp in UK we often tell short stories in a conversation/before starting the main conversation topic #eltchat

yitzha_sarwono

12:16 PM

@LizziePinard once i got my ss to pair jokes to characters from Friends, part of our dvd time activity to see whether they got it #eltchat

MrChrisJWilson

12:17 PM

RT @BobK99: I used to get student to tell anecdote and record it. The we'd play it back, both (1:1) commenting/discussing/improving. #el ...

Shaunwilden

12:17 PM

RT @BobK99: I used to get student to tell anecdote and record it. The we'd play it back, both (1:1) commenting/discussing/improving. #el ...

annabooklover

12:17 PM

RT @steven_odonnell: my own anecdotes in the classroom let me slip off the cloak of being a teacher and become human, forging rapport wi ...

BobK99

12:17 PM

I used to get student to tell anecdote and record it. The we'd play it back, both (1:1) commenting/discussing/improving. #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:17 PM

@yitzha_sarwono Only if they are long, story based jokes, not one liners or puns I think. #eltchat

teflgeek

12:17 PM

@LizziePinard there are lots of "share your views" sections!  #eltchat

GetAheadinEng

12:17 PM

@steven_odonnell Very true :) #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:17 PM

RT @steven_odonnell: my own anecdotes in the classroom let me slip off the cloak of being a teacher and become human, forging rapport wi ...

Shaunwilden

12:17 PM

@theteacherjames  hmm not sure i agree-it depends on what you mean by feedback -showing interest, understanding etc is fbk isnt it? #eltchat

MrChrisJWilson

12:17 PM

RT @theteacherjames: @Shaunwilden Impossible to complete an anecdote with on spot the feedback, likely to be tangential etc. #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:18 PM

@David__Boughton #eltchat "something" doesnt have to be comp q's! just meant different ways of using

MrChrisJWilson

12:18 PM

My most famous anecdote to tell is about when I had a gun pointed at my head...some anecdotes don't fall into categories #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:18 PM

@JennyJohnson10 I use anecdotes from B1 upwards.  #eltchat

teflgeek

12:18 PM

@Shaunwilden @theteacherjames delayed feedback with correction sheets can be good here #eltchat

David__Boughton

12:18 PM

@LizziePinard do we need to do something? Would you tell your friend a story then ask her to do comprehension questions? Authentic? #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:18 PM

RT @Shaunwilden: @theteacherjames  hmm not sure i agree-it depends on what you mean by feedback -showing interest, understanding etc is  ...

teflgeek

12:18 PM

RT @BobK99: I used to get student to tell anecdote and record it. The we'd play it back, both (1:1) commenting/discussing/improving. #el ...

theteacherjames

12:18 PM

@Shaunwilden Yes, but I meant in the old school way. Should have said correction. #eltchat

MrChrisJWilson

12:19 PM

@Shaunwilden no but when I've seen it in cbooks they are. #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:19 PM

@David__Boughton They still need to listen and anecdotes are living listening comprehensions. #eltchat

GetAheadinEng

12:19 PM

@BobK99 Sounds like a good idea! #eltchat

teflgeek

12:19 PM

@steven_odonnell @LizziePinard it would be a long list on the latter methinks... #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:19 PM

@MrChrisJWilson Do they need to be in categories? #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:19 PM

@teflgeek @Shaunwilden Agreed - always delayed feedback for longer speaking activities. #eltchat

michaelegriffin

12:19 PM

@Marisa_C @mrchrisjwilson if memory serves "conversation: from description to pedagogy" (thornbury and slade) does as well #eltchat

Marisa_C

12:19 PM

@David__Boughton  #eltchat your question might receive a negative answer for much that happens in our classrooms - authenticity vs pedagogy

theteacherjames

12:20 PM

@steven_odonnell Yes, telling anecdotes is a great way to build rapport. Breaks down barriers, makes you more accessible & real. #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:20 PM

@MrChrisJWilson fair point #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:20 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe @steven_odonnell Great rapport builder. #eltchat

JennyJohnson10

12:20 PM

yes, @bobk99 - recording and listening and improving - in class if 1:1 or at home if group? #eltchat

yitzha_sarwono

12:20 PM

@LizziePinard not so much of an anecdotes i'm afraid :-) #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:21 PM

Have been looking for way to use more anecdotes in Bus E - used by buiness people all the time. Maybe time for activity for PEO. #eltchat

teflgeek

12:21 PM

biggest problem with sts telling anecdotes is getting other sts to listen. #eltchat  One st speaking to class can be boring for others

David__Boughton

12:21 PM

@LizziePinard I think if we make students do anything but respond, the story loses its authenticity. #eltchat

MrChrisJWilson

12:21 PM

@Shaunwilden it seems pretty hard to start with "think of an anecdote" funny/memorable  stories might be better #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:22 PM

For great example see movie 'The Mirror has two Faces' - I always think of Streisand when I tell an anecdote. #eltchat

annabooklover

12:22 PM

One of the good things when I go back to Greece will be that I'll have plenty of anecdotes to tell to students #eltchat

David__Boughton

12:22 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe sure. Could a natural, unplanned response be enough then? #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:22 PM

@teflgeek #eltchat - might be better in pairs, more conversational

Marisa_C

12:23 PM

RT @MarjorieRosenbe: @teflgeek Do it in small groups - have them do it as snowball effect and repeat last one they heard, etc. #eltchat

David__Boughton

12:23 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe   peo? #eltchat.

MarjorieRosenbe

12:23 PM

@teflgeek Do it in small groups - have them do it as snowball effect and repeat last one they heard, etc. #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:23 PM

RT @theteacherjames: @MarjorieRosenbe Teaching business 1:1, I place a lot of importance on small talk & anecdotes are crucial to th ...

annabooklover

12:23 PM

@teflgeek One solution to this is to pair them up! Then there is also more effective use of time #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:23 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe Teaching business 1:1, I place a lot of importance on small talk & anecdotes are crucial to that. #eltchat

Marisa_C

12:23 PM

@annabooklover  #eltchat i bet!

MarjorieRosenbe

12:24 PM

Personalised homework eg. 'a memorable first in my life' create written anecdotes. Sts like them and are more fun to correct 4 me. #eltchat

yitzha_sarwono

12:24 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe tell me more! I love that movie! :-) #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:24 PM

@yitzha_sarwono If it's narrative based, yes! #eltchat #weirdome

LizziePinard

12:24 PM

RT @MarjorieRosenbe: @teflgeek Do it in small groups - have them do it as snowball effect and repeat last one they heard, etc. #eltchat

David__Boughton

12:25 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe  I use anecdotes all the time to teach soft skills. E.g. how I dealt with a needy intern. #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:25 PM

@theteacherjames Agree totally - my 1-1 sts are good at telling me anecdotes and want to hear them as well. #eltchat

BobK99

12:26 PM

MT @MarjorieRosenbe: ...way to use more anecdotes in Bus E - used by business people...#eltchat > Yes, some firms have a paid 'storyteller'

teflgeek

12:26 PM

@annabooklover @LizziePinard I do use pairwork a lot!  But I think there needs to be a structure around the anecdote - #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:26 PM

@annabooklover Same when I come back from States - have been in NYC blackout, hurricane, 8 hour flight delay - all great stories. #eltchat

annabooklover

12:26 PM

@theteacherjames Totally agree! + don't be afraid to share stories that show a less than perfect side of U. Sts love that! #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:26 PM

@MrChrisJWilson though anecdotes arent always memorable stories are they? They might just be the addition of a personal experience? #eltchat

elawassell

12:26 PM

via @jimscriv Demanding Higher in a Conversation Class:  

teflgeek

12:27 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe like a chinese whispers chain drill?  Hmm!  Interesting possibilities! #eltchat

teflgeek

12:27 PM

@annabooklover @LizziePinard  - a reason to talk and a reason to listen #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:28 PM

also give them grid to fill in with info - one question is: 'Is there sth. about you most people don't know?' Gets them chatting. #eltchat

Marisa_C

12:28 PM

RT @JennyJohnson10: downside - stress to 'perform', ie be funny, memorable etc? some students don't like that pressure  #eltchat

JennyJohnson10

12:28 PM

downside - stress to 'perform', ie be funny, memorable etc? some students don't like that pressure  #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:28 PM

@teflgeek @annabooklover @LizziePinard I agree - but sometimes small groups listen more carefully. #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:29 PM

RT @JennyJohnson10: downside - stress to 'perform', ie be funny, memorable etc? some students don't like that pressure  #eltchat

JennyJohnson10

12:29 PM

teachers don't seem to mind that pressure to perform, tho ;-) #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:29 PM

Getting ideas here - maybe give out 'secret' words and they have to listen for them in anecdote. Will try it & let you know. #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:29 PM

@annabooklover I remember how my Korean sts reacted to my elctrocardiogram story, unexpected and delightful! #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:29 PM

RT @JennyJohnson10: downside - stress to 'perform', ie be funny, memorable etc? some students don't like that pressure  #eltchat

teflgeek

12:30 PM

@elawassell that link didn't seem to work for me - could you retweet? #eltchat

web20education

12:30 PM

What #socialmedia tool is your favorite to brand yourself . My favorite are http://t.co/kRudfIEf  #edchat #ntchat #eltchat #toolschat #elt

MarjorieRosenbe

12:30 PM

@JennyJohnson10 Mine do OK in small groups - more difficult in open class. #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:30 PM

@MrChrisJWilson Speak for yourself :-) #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:30 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe @teflgeek @annabooklover @LizziePinard  you can encourage them to listen by pausing and inviting questions #eltchat

gallanteyun

12:31 PM

RT @BobK99: I used to get student to tell anecdote and record it. The we'd play it back, both (1:1) commenting/discussing/improving. #el ...

MrChrisJWilson

12:31 PM

@Shaunwilden see for yourself! Happens all the time #eltchat

teflgeek

12:31 PM

@Shaunwilden to me?  yes!  To each other.....?  #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:31 PM

@JennyJohnson10 I do! #eltchat

annabooklover

12:31 PM

@JennyJohnson10 Actually we seem to enjoy it! Is this the reason we became teachers you think? #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:32 PM

@annabooklover I still use some of those as well, eg.about our small opera group in NYC when we transported scenery on the subway. #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:32 PM

RT @Shaunwilden: @MarjorieRosenbe @teflgeek @annabooklover @LizziePinard  you can encourage them to listen by pausing and inviting quest ...

JennyJohnson10

12:33 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe 'Mine do OK in small groups' yes, OK #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:33 PM

RT @Shaunwilden: @MarjorieRosenbe @teflgeek @annabooklover @LizziePinard  you can encourage them to listen by pausing and inviting quest ...

Shaunwilden

12:33 PM

@teflgeek Well i was thinking to me - but allowing sts time to pause, reflect with each other etc helps understanding #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:34 PM

Also anecdotes about travel problems or worst presentations ever seen. #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:34 PM

Conference stories always good in EAP classes - they are interested in topic. #eltchat

teflgeek

12:34 PM

@Shaunwilden absolutely, the problem I have is in getting them (esp. teenagers) to do it!  Hence inclusion of non-authentic task #eltchat

Marisa_C

12:35 PM

Sorry good folks I will have to leave early today - some unexpected crisis at school #ELTchat catch you all on the late one

Marisa_C

12:35 PM

RT @MarjorieRosenbe: Also anecdotes about travel problems or worst presentations ever seen. #eltchat

GetAheadinEng

12:36 PM

Anecdotes about travel problems always worked well when teaching at a school in central London! #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:36 PM

Thinking it would be good to give them some topics and give time to think of anecdote. Will try that too. #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:36 PM

@teflgeek @Shaunwilden Ask teenagers to explain how they taught their parents to use technology. Could work. #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:37 PM

Getting great ideas for first lesson after the holidays on topics for oral exam. #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:37 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe @teflgeek  or combine it with what they would do naturally e.g. using a photo they have on their phone #ELTchat

MrChrisJWilson

12:37 PM

Okay how do you deal with "nothing's ever happened to me [insert situation]" #eltchat

teflgeek

12:37 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe @Shaunwilden it's not so much getting them to speak, it's more about getting them to do it better #eltchat

BobK99

12:37 PM

@Marisa_C  #ELTchat Bye! Report back on Hootsuite later....?

LizziePinard

12:37 PM

RT @GetAheadinEng: Anecdotes about travel problems always worked well when teaching at a school in central London! #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:38 PM

@MrChrisJWilson tell them they have a charmed life and ask if it has happened to a family member #ELTchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:38 PM

@teflgeek @Shaunwilden Isn't more speaking helping them improve? Does peer correction work or plus points for correctness? #eltchat

teflgeek

12:38 PM

@MrChrisJWilson Give them alternative personae to work with for the task.  Pretend to be a celebrity / secret agent / etc. #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:38 PM

RT @MarjorieRosenbe: Getting great ideas for first lesson after the holidays on topics for oral exam. #eltchat

teflgeek

12:39 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe improvement in the speaking skill doesn't only come from practice, shouldn't there also be guidance? #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:39 PM

RT @PeacewayEd: @teflgeek sometimes it IS about getting them to speak. If they're not speaking at all, they can't do it better. #eltchat

PeacewayEd

12:39 PM

@teflgeek sometimes it IS about getting them to speak. If they're not speaking at all, they can't do it better. #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:39 PM

@Shaunwilden @teflgeek Great idea - have them talk about photo. Brilliant! #eltchat

oyajimbo

12:39 PM

RT @cioccas: Why are we still talking about CPD? - Terrific post by @JoshSRound on his new blog: http://t.co/Uz9ZGzc9 #eltchat #AusELT

teflgeek

12:40 PM

@PeacewayEd true, but they also need to know what tools to use when they do so #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:40 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe @Shaunwilden @teflgeek I think teaching parents (or teacher) to use tech is also something natural they do. #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:41 PM

@teflgeek @MarjorieRosenbe Yes but it can be done post task rather than adding emphasis to it pre-task no? #ELTchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:41 PM

@teflgeek That's the accuracy vs. fluency discussion - maybe good topic - extensive speaking and benefits. #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:41 PM

RT @teflgeek: @PeacewayEd true, but they also need to know what tools to use when they do so #eltchat

BobK99

12:42 PM

MT @PeacewayEd: @teflgeek s/ts it IS about getting them to speak. If they're not speaking at all, they can't do it better. #eltchat > Yeah!

MrChrisJWilson

12:42 PM

@teflgeek I like secret agent! #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:43 PM

@LizziePinard IS there anything else you want to know about the topic? #eltchat

teflgeek

12:43 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe no it's not - it's the skill development vs skill practice argument. e.g. training them to be active listeners #eltchat

teflgeek

12:44 PM

@MrChrisJWilson celebrity pictures are also easy to prep and SS like pretending to be Ronaldo in conversation with Lady Gaga. #eltchat

MrChrisJWilson

12:44 PM

Tablet/twitter problems can't really follow #eltchat I'm backing out. can't wait for summary

Shaunwilden

12:44 PM

RT @teflgeek: @MarjorieRosenbe no it's not - it's the skill development vs skill practice argument. e.g. training them to be active list ...

MarjorieRosenbe

12:45 PM

@teflgeek One alternative is the written anecdote I mentioned earlier. That gets corrected by me. #eltchat Could be used later in speaking.

Shaunwilden

12:45 PM

@teflgeek @MrChrisJWilson And does that really work? #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:45 PM

@Shaunwilden am just interested in peoples' experiences of it #eltchat

teflgeek

12:46 PM

@Shaunwilden @MrChrisJWilson with teenagers?  yes.  Not tried it with adults.  #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:46 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe @teflgeek Would the speaking in this case be unnatural? #eltchat

oyajimbo

12:47 PM

My adult ss only anecdote x1 a yr after package tour, bales of identical photos; it's "their turn" centre stage. fdback pointless #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:47 PM

@Shaunwilden @teflgeek @MrChrisJWilson Did this for years - it was a blast! All sts and I had fantasy identities. #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:47 PM

RT @theteacherjames: We've talked a lot about anecdotes as a form of speaking, but how would you use them as a listening activity? #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:47 PM

We've talked a lot about anecdotes as a form of speaking, but how would you use them as a listening activity? #eltchat

teflgeek

12:48 PM

My DoS just poked her head round the door - reckons SS just need opportunity and feedback! #eltchat

oyajimbo

12:48 PM

As L activity > draw the map or connect characters > events, timeline it #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:48 PM

@theteacherjames LIke I mentioned - have them listen for 'secret' words or give oral summary and pass on to others. #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:48 PM

@theteacherjames dont the two go hand in hand? #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:49 PM

@teflgeek Feedback is always imp isnt it? #eltchat

teflgeek

12:50 PM

@Shaunwilden for both language and skills work  ;) #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:50 PM

RT @Shaunwilden: @teflgeek Feedback is always imp isnt it? #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:51 PM

RT @MarjorieRosenbe: @Shaunwilden @teflgeek Agree - and sts say that telling them the positive aspects is more motivating than just mist ...

teflgeek

12:51 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe I'm curious...  what was yours?  #eltchat  I think mine would be Severus Snape....

theteacherjames

12:51 PM

@Shaunwilden In theory! As a longer form of listening, it's a good opportunity to practice some specific listening skills. #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:51 PM

RT @MarjorieRosenbe: @Shaunwilden @teflgeek Agree - and sts say that telling them the positive aspects is more motivating than just mist ...

MarjorieRosenbe

12:51 PM

@Shaunwilden @teflgeek Agree - and sts say that telling them the positive aspects is more motivating than just mistakes. #eltchat

jo_cummins

12:52 PM

horribly late for #eltchat Just wanted to mention a blog @markalloyd used to write http://t.co/idSRte0x, some nice ancedote based activities

teflgeek

12:52 PM

@theteacherjames anecdotes for a dictagloss / Grammar Dictation. #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:52 PM

@theteacherjames Isnt understanding the anecdote evidence of listening? #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:53 PM

Last 5mins of #eltchat

teflgeek

12:53 PM

@MarjorieRosenbe Brilliant!  Absolutely love it!  #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:53 PM

@teflgeek My name was Theophilia, I had a pet gorilla named Richard and shared a swimming pool in Hawaii with Tom Selleck. #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:53 PM

RT @jo_cummins: horribly late for #eltchat Just wanted to mention a blog @markalloyd used to write http://t.co/idSRte0x, some nice anced ...

LizziePinard

12:53 PM

@theteacherjames #eltchat maybe getting them to retell the anecdote they just heard to another student - means deeper processing

MarjorieRosenbe

12:54 PM

Also used Phillies baseball team mascot, Phil, in class. photos of Phil and Richard coming. #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:55 PM

@Shaunwilden So how do you check for understanding? #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:55 PM

Who's going to grab the summary writing duties? #eltchat

LizziePinard

12:55 PM

RT @teflgeek: @theteacherjames anecdotes for a dictagloss / Grammar Dictation. #eltchat

theteacherjames

12:56 PM

@LizziePinard Yes, I like the idea of a mingle where you can steal someone elses anecdote if it's better than yours. #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:56 PM

Phil on left, tracksuit made by sts. Richard was gift from class. #eltchat http://t.co/95u9sQMy

teflgeek

12:56 PM

@theteacherjames @Shaunwilden just ask them - what would you have done?  Or Has this ever happened to you? #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:56 PM

@theteacherjames The same way you would in real life? #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:57 PM

@teflgeek And final gag was me in photo with  Tom Selleck in Hawaii (met him on the Magnum set - long story). #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

12:57 PM

@teflgeek Thanks. It was fun. #eltchat - this was adult ed classes BTW.

LizziePinard

12:57 PM

RT @theteacherjames: @LizziePinard Yes, I like the idea of a mingle where you can steal someone elses anecdote if it's better than yours ...

jo_cummins

12:58 PM

Has anyone mentioned the 'truth, truth, lie' game? Good for anecotes... #eltchat

EwaMalicka_ELT

12:59 PM

A brilliant post&prezi about CPD: @JoshSRound: Why are we still talking about CPD? http://t.co/dQJBITEI #eltchat #elt #tesol #iatefl #tdsig

MarjorieRosenbe

12:59 PM

@Shaunwilden Sorry Shaun, not till deadlines are met - feeling guilty taking off this one hour. #eltchat

Shaunwilden

12:59 PM

@jo_cummins Please share #eltchat

teflgeek

1:00 PM

Right - going to have to run away from #eltchat - it's lunch time!

Shaunwilden

1:00 PM

The 21gmt #eltchat is Gamification ‚Äì a useful innovation for language learning or just a fad?  see you tonight

jo_cummins

1:01 PM

@Shaunwilden often use for first class with Ss (good for getting to know you!) #eltchat

theteacherjames

1:01 PM

RT @Shaunwilden: The 21gmt #eltchat is Gamification ‚Äì a useful innovation for language learning or just a fad?  see you tonight

jo_cummins

1:01 PM

@Shaunwilden where you tell 3 stories, 2 true, 1 a lie and Ss ask q's to guess which is the lie (then Ss can play in groups!) #eltchat

Shaunwilden

1:01 PM

Thanks for joining the lunchtime #eltchat see you all later

theteacherjames

1:02 PM

Thanks everyone, see you later. #backtopacking #eltchat

MarjorieRosenbe

1:02 PM

Bye all, have a good afternoon.  What's the evening topic?

LizziePinard

1:02 PM

RT @Shaunwilden: Thanks for joining the lunchtime #eltchat see you all later

LizziePinard

1:10 PM

#eltchat bye all thanks, seeya later for gamification!

 

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