Introducing students to the idea of lexical priming and a web tool called Netspeak
Photo by Tzvi Meller
In my previous post from the For the classroom category I shared a lesson idea which I developed for Honesty Day celebrated on 30 April (click here to see it). Apart from the song and discussion activities, students also read three articles from the Breaking News English website. To lead in to the articles I cut up the three headlines and asked my students to unjumble them, i.e. put the words in the right order. With hindsight I realised that I'd set up my students to fail as one of the headlines read:
In the second installment of his thought-provoking and
thoroughly enjoyable “Dissing Dogme” series (see here), Hugh Dellar addresses the touchy
topic of language input in Dogme but this time Task-Based Learning (TBL) is
also thrown in the mix. Why has TBL come under attack?