Learner Development College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation

Scaffolding Oral Task Difficulty to Enhance Engagement and Performance

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

Location: Room 18

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.