March 21, 2013 I presented “ESL Instruction: Developing Your Skills to Become a Master Conductor” at the TESOL 2013 International Convention and English Language Expo. I had a blast! Below I am sharing the PowerPoint and handouts from my presentation. I’m also including a checklist that I did not include in my presentation. It’s an extra add-on. In the next weeks I will be uploading more accompanying materials to further help you incorporate music conducting and basic music notation strategies in your classrooms to facilitate the speaking and pronunciation growth of your students. The future materials I share will be additional materials that I did not include in my presentation. You will want to come back and check out the materials here, as I will be uploading useful worksheets and YouTube video tutorials that you can use in the classroom or assign for homework.
These strategies are different and are not your typical ways of teaching pronunciation, but are very effective. They are based off of the blending of music conducting, vocal, and instrumental techniques. Through daily and weekly reinforcement you will see progress in your students’ speaking.
(Note: I’ve had many of you ask if these ideas and materials are available as a complete curriculum set. As of right now they are not; however, I plan on writing curriculum and making it available for you. Until the curriculum is completed, I will be sharing additional materials and videos here on adaptivelearnin. If you have any suggestions or ideas that you would like to see in the curriculum set, please contact me and let me know. I want to add ideas and materials that are most useful for you.)
Contact me with questions, stories, insights, and etc. at Beth@adaptivelearnin.com. I’d love to hear from you. I’m hear to support you and to help you implement these techniques. Thank you for connecting and collaborating! Bravo to for your dedication and passion for teaching your students! – Beth