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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子
Mandarin Chinese teacher & learner; comprehension-based approaches. PhD student at U of Iowa: Foreign Language & ESL Education. ACTFL CCLT SIG vice chair.
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Lisa Shepard Jan 9
Don't forget that will meet next Thursday (1/16) at 8pm EST. We'll be discussing Avoiding Bias in Classroom Resources.
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 12
Replying to @judyldubois
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 7
Replying to @MaryLotusCN
You might check Objective Personality on YouTube - an example of people working on that issue.
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Li Jin金丽 Jan 6
Gave an exciting presentation on using Chinese Science Fiction to teach Chinese culture and language at Hawaii International Conference on Chinese Studies, stimulated interest in teaching Chinese science fiction among the audience 🤯. our presentation:
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 4
Replying to @Jahdai7 @doriecp
Then you are already ahead!
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 4
Replying to @doriecp @Jahdai7
Also, finding which books and book sections are worth your, personal, deep-reading time. Unique to you. Some reading is just to get familiar with concepts and the field, some to build our own work on a deep foundation.
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 3
Replying to @spsmith45
Reading Alternative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition, D Atkinson, ed. was helpful to me, as it seems Polat's book is in discussion directly with that book at times.
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 3
I've stopped novels early and we made up endings at least 2 or 3 times. It was fun. I typed & facilitated discussion, asked questions. They could've read the original during silent reading time if they wanted.
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 2
Thanks for explaining. I hear what you are both saying. I think consistent theoretical grounding can be good tho: guides goals, priorities, decisions. How we talk about these things is important too. Twitter skews; I know some people here IRL & it helps me understand better.
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 2
It sounds like both your programs led you to understand how to access & read res. Maybe it's my alt certification, but it was not something I understood how to find or read for yrs; that seems a common difficulty. Yes to the podcast! All the podcasts. Those resources are super.
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 2
I don't think it's the end goal is even to have all things settled, since res doesn't all investigate the same aspects. I also think a lot of SLA is rather removed from lang T; SLA doesn't answer precisely, for ex, "here's what to do on Tuesday in 6th grade French 1." Ts do that.
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 2
Can you tell me about what you say here? I am a Chinese teacher, & I might get it in French, but Spanish is pretty weak for me. Something about religion, having a lot of, and devotion, and myself, is what I understood. I'd rather not Google Translate.
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 2
Another ex: Conversation Analysis in L2 classrms, showing T-led can provide opportunities for Ss voices to move discussion, even w/ simple & embodied responses ("nonverbals"). It's been super fun to find these connections, consider theories; but needed lots of time & access. 4/4
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 2
Connections are definitely there. Ex: Usage-based theories on input/implicit learning & how lang experiences lead to production over time; Soc-Cultural work on classrm interaction & how Ts provide affordances for Ss comprehension & developmt; 3/4
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 2
those 2 very public figures, it's hard to get a handle on research if you're a T fulltime. I feel this esp. b/c I tried. I'm getting a PhD partly to expand my understanding & find connections btw what I see at work w/ CCLT & CI-based tching & broader SLA research & theory... 2/4
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 2
To jump in here: I think there are a few things at work here. I'm concerned about over-reliance on 2 researchers. But those 2 make themselves very available to K-12 Ts, thankfully; We benefit w/ more talk back & forth btw lang Ts K-12, univ, & researchers. Beyond following... 1/3
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Jan 1
Replying to @HackingChinese
5 minutes minimum per day on the languages I'm working on now. I'll spend more time when I can, and have materials easy to find & started last week. Sometimes little goals are the ones that make a bigger difference in the long run.
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Dec 30
I am simply pointing to the calls in SLA to expand the type of language learners studied, and for more longitudinal studies. I agree with those calls.
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Dec 30
A lot of SLA research has taken place with university-level language students, often in Western countries, and much of it is short-term, not longitudinal. There are calls to expand (ex, Douglas Fir Group, 2017, & Ortega's Understanding SLA).
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Diane Neubauer 杜雁子 Dec 29
Replying to @madamelitten
Are you in full screen mode when this happens? I hit ESC once to back out of full screen, which seems to be default when I share screen. I can see controls then. But I didn't hide the controls before that, so not sure I'm helping here.
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