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Friday, August 14 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Flip Your Language Class

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When it comes to learning foreign languages, combining technology and human instruction is more powerful than either computer learning or human instruction alone. The flipped language classroom is an exciting new methodology in education where students use technology and authentic language materials to “front load” their language abilities by learning vocabulary words and phrases independently before each class. Teachers then build on what their students have already learned, practicing and applying that knowledge in class through communicative activities and task-based strategies. Whether the classroom is physical or virtual, the result is a more rewarding experience, in which students spend more time actively and successfully engaging with the instructor and each other. This involvement, in turn, leads to dramatic improvements in listening and speaking proficiency, as well as more motivated students. This presentation will address the pedagogical background of the flipped language classroom and how it differs from other subjects. It will also demonstrate a step-by-step process to implement this educational model for language learning in a way that lets both technology and teachers do what they do best.


Karen Olson

Transparent Language

Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
William James 105 33 Kirkland St Cambridge, MA