Help English learners (Els) acquire academic vocabulary using podcasts. Podcast lessons are an engaging way to achieve proficiency by introducing new vocabulary, sentence variety, and content specific language.
You’ll gain access to listening and speaking strategies that integrate grade-level rigor and simultaneously develop the content knowledge, language, and literacy skills necessary for English learners to succeed.
Research shows that language proficiency won’t increase without opportunities to practice using academic language. Attendees will receive updated research findings and instructional practices that build these critical oral language skills:
- Authentic active listening
- Critical thinking
- Academic speaking
This discussion will draw from Zweirs’ book, Next Steps with Academic Conversations and Brady-Myerov’s new book Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners.
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A transcript will be available for download from the resource list within five business days after the event.