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Learner Development Scaffolding Oral Task Difficulty to Enhance Engagement and Performance more

Sat, Nov 13, 12:45-13:10 Asia/Tokyo

Low-level students often struggle to speak up within orally interactive classwork due to problems with confidence, anxiety, and task difficulty. Participants will be introduced to a powerful three-stage scaffolding model for tasks which helps students improve fluency over time by better preparing, checking, and reviewing planned speech. Recent data on the influence of the model on engagement and performance will be shared and guidance given on applying the model to any language learning context.

Robert Stroud Stephen Harris

Learner Development Making Classes SMART to Boost Student Motivation and Achievement more

Sat, Nov 13, 14:45-15:10 Asia/Tokyo

Students make greater efforts within language learning tasks if they fully understand where their performance is, where it should go, and how to get it there. The presenter will introduce how to raise student motivation and achievement within common English communication tasks with SMART checklists. Participants will see how they can create more confidence and focused classroom environments by applying simple checklists of skills, measures, actions, reasons and time to their own contexts.

Stephen Harris Robert Stroud