Teaching Languages

I’m looking for books or courses on how to teach/learn a language with the “immersion method”. I’m an English teacher and I want to teach my students the way I learned, instead of the traditional way, but I didn’t learn with a teacher, so that’s when it gets difficult.

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Not many that I am aware of, but if you find some let me know :slight_smile: .

For my students (or their parents), I prepare a list of content that is going to be understandable, interesting, and accessible for them. If anything may require instructions, I prepare them step-by-step (e.g., how do you access dubs/subtitles for less common languages on Netflix).

Because many of my students are very young, they are simply not ready for in-depth discussions about how we learn, but they certainly know that they like Pokemon, Star Wars and Frozen. If my homework consists of hey, watch an episode of The Clone Wars on Disney+ every day this week and write one sentence about it, I tend to have a pretty high success rate in getting participation.

With adults or parents, I can have the conversation and it is pretty simple. The more time they spend engaged with native content outside of class, the more they will learn.


Per another thread, I will try this:

I’m learning Greek and would like to support my children learning it. So in a different way I am looking to teach a language I don’t know.

I’ve just got Bard A.I. to generate ten sentences.
I did it on the subject of cats. This set of sentences is on the subject of the language itself.

LingQ can show the text, translation and audio so I’ll present each sentence and let people respond, repeat or just read. This might help engage people at different levels.
I realise you’d have to read the text but you could have it pre-translated.

This would be comprehensible input (translated) and repeat key words. Plus audio. That hits some targets.

The Bard instruction for the topic of cats was:

Write only in the modern Greek language. Use a maximum of 50 words . Use simple words. You can repeat any word as many times as you like. Write 10 sentences about domestic cats.

TOPIC = Greek language
Εδώ είναι 10 προτάσεις για την ελληνική γλώσσα στη σύγχρονη ελληνική γλώσσα, χρησιμοποιώντας απλές λέξεις:

  • Η ελληνική γλώσσα είναι πολύ παλιά.
  • Η ελληνική γλώσσα είναι πολύ όμορφη.
  • Η ελληνική γλώσσα είναι πολύ σημαντική για τον πολιτισμό μας.
  • Η ελληνική γλώσσα μιλιέται από περίπου 13 εκατομμύρια ανθρώπους.
  • Η ελληνική γλώσσα είναι η επίσημη γλώσσα της Ελλάδας.
  • Η ελληνική γλώσσα είναι επίσης μια από τις επίσημες γλώσσες της Κύπρου.
  • Η ελληνική γλώσσα έχει πολλές λέξεις που χρησιμοποιούνται σε άλλες γλώσσες.
  • Η ελληνική γλώσσα είναι μια πολύ πλούσια και εκφραστική γλώσσα.
  • Η ελληνική γλώσσα είναι μια γλώσσα που αξίζει να την μάθουμε.
  • Η ελληνική γλώσσα είναι η γλώσσα της δημοκρατίας, της φιλοσοφίας και των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων.
  • Η ελληνική γλώσσα είναι μια γλώσσα που μας ενώνει.

Ελπίζω να σας αρέσουν αυτές οι προτάσεις!

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