This is Language (Video ID# 1558)

This is Language (Video ID# 1558)

  • This video is a step up from the previous one. Again, it is a different woman describing her daily routine. However, this video is longer and more in depth than the previous one.
    • This video relates to the content area because it includes vocabulary and grammar from the daily routine unit.
  • While this has the vocabulary and grammar of the unit, it also begins to bring in other aspects of language learning. It branches out from just reading comprehension to interpretive listening. It can remain a listening assignment, but if students are struggling, they have an option to look at the transcript. This video is targeting students who are at a novice-mid listening level according to the ACTFL standards.
  • According to This is Language, this video is considered to be an “easy” video. I somewhat agree with that classification. I would use this video for students at a novice-mid/novice-high level for interpretive listening according to ACTFL. There is more vocabulary so it draws on previous knowledge as well as forces students to draw conclusions.
    • This video has 137 words, and the speaker speaks quicker than the previous one.
  • Because students have Chromebooks, this assignment can be given in class or assigned as homework. I prefer to do this assignment in class because students often struggle and get frustrated when it comes to listening to the video.
    • This particular video is directed towards students at a novice-mid/novice-high listening level, which are most students in the beginning of Spanish 2. When told, students will sign into this is language and complete the following tasks:
      • Jigsaw
      • Video Vocab
      • Comprehension
      • Gap Fill

Use in Class:

  • This video would be used in the Reflection stage of the PAR Lesson Framework because it is extended the reading experience. It is also demonstrating learning in a more practical way with regards to language learning, shifting the focus from interpretive reading to interpretive listening.

Citation:

  • Describe tu rutina diaria la mañana.| This is Language. (n.d.). Retrieved October 17, 2016, from https://www.thisislanguage.com/index.php/school/watch/watchvideo/1558

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