Using Deliberative Techniques in the English as a Second Language Classroom: A Manual for Teachers of Advanced Level Students

Using Deliberative Techniques in the English as a Second Language Classroom: A Manual for Teachers of Advanced Level Students

Using Deliberative Techniques in the English as a Second Language Classroom: A Manual for Teachers of Advanced Level Students

Using Deliberative Techniques in the English as a Second Language Classroom: A Manual for Teachers of Advanced Level Students

Synopsis

The second volume in IDEA's Deliberating Across the Curriculum series, Using Deliberative Techniques to Teach Financial Literacy is written for busy teachers who want to bring innovation and participatory teaching techniques into their classroom. Using the methodologies of debate, role plays, simulations, and presentations, teachers can teach essential financial literacy objectives to secondary level students. By using these highly interactive and engaging methodologies, students are taught the basic concepts of financial management through hands-on activities that puts them in the role of saver, investor, and financial planner. The first book in this series, Using Deliberative Techniques in the English as a Second Language Classroom, was published earlier in 2007.

Excerpt

Incorporating speeches and presentations into the curriculum compels students to use language in public speaking—a scary prospect for many people, but a skill they must master. Incorporating public speaking in the curriculum adds variety and fun to activities and encourages students to take risks and experiment with language while in the safe environment of the classroom. the activities here also encourage students to work together in pairs, groups, and on their own to develop a familiarity in working with others, and they allow students to build their knowledge base by helping others and being confident enough to ask for help.

Giving speeches and presentations is a part of being in the public eye, and doing so requires practice and familiarity to make the almighty stage a less scary place. Advancedand proficient-level students will often face the prospect of presenting or making a speech whether in a debate, at a school function, or even at their best friend’s wedding. Allowing them avenues in which to practice these necessary skills makes students more confident in their presentation and public-speaking abilities.

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