Join me on Saturday February 28 at 1pm CST for an interview and presentation with Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell, World Language teacher and blogger at Musicuentos
Sara-Elizabeth will be talking about motivation and how it affects various parts of our process – resources we choose, vocabulary, assessments. She will also give us a preview of her presentation at Central States Conference 2015 (#CSCTFL15)
You can send your question for Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or ask your questions DURING the show by leaving a comment on this YouTube or send a tweet using hasghtag #epcshow
Watch LIVE on Saturday February 28 at 1pm CST HERE:
Central States Conference
March 12 – 14, 2015
S‐704 Room: Marquette 4
Saturday 8:00 AM ‐ 9:00 AM
Arming Students for a World of Incomprehensible Input
Presenter: Sara‐Elizabeth A. Cottrell, Independent Consultant, Louisville, KY
It is known that comprehensible input leads to language acquisition, but the fact is, outside the classroom (and sometimes inside!) the world is full of incomprehensible input. This session talks about how to give students their most effective weapon in that world: circumlocution, the strategy of explaining concepts for which you don’t have a word. It will take a research‐based approach (and play Taboo!) to discuss why and how to teach circumlocution early and often.
Audience: MS/JHS, HS, College/University
After ten years of teaching Spanish, she currently blogs at Musicuentos.com and work with school districts, schools, teachers, and curriculum companies to develop real proficiency in world language students. She is a storytelling, textbook-free teacher who loves integrating pop music and technology. “Off the field,” she enjoys her family: her webmaster husband and their three bilingual littles, reading, getting outdoors, and exploring her faith. Contact her at email@example.com.