Pre-Convention Institute: Research-Based Oral Language and Vocabulary Development in Content Instruction

9:00am - 4:00pm
Presented at: TESOL 2014

Supported by research, but with an emphasis on practical strategies, participants learn about strategic vocabulary selection and instruction for English learners. Building on what participants learn about vocabulary, participants spend the second half of the workshop identifying methods for developing listening and speaking proficiency that targets academic language acquisition in the content areas.

In this workshop, participants select vocabulary words to target for direct instruction and identify word-learning strategies to teach these words; create activities that promote a comprehensive approach to vocabulary instruction; identify conditions and strategies that lead to oral language development in academic environments; help students better comprehend in “passive” academic listening scenarios; and, use scaffolding techniques for modeling and eliciting language-rich, oral responses during content instruction.