Sunday, 25 March 2018

Language World 2018: Putting pen to paper

Here's my presentation from this year's Language World conference, which took place yesterday and the day before.

Starting to write in another language isn't as easy as simply picking up a pen or pencil, especially for younger learners.  This presentation looks at the difficulties they may face and how we can best support learners as they begin to write in their new language.

These blogposts explore some of the points further:

Trace the letter: learning to write new letters and characters

The Interference of English: How mother tongue and other languages affect spelling in the new language

Phrase du jour

Practising spelling and structure

Kagan Rally Table: for peer supported writing

Writing without a pen

Starting to write in a new language

Don't forget your PIN: writing frames with numbers

How important is spelling?

Short, sharp repetition

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