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  • Dialogues Conversation Starters English Rhythms

  • Students!So what exactly do these guys have to do with ESL Students????

  • Experiments with Fruit Flies have revealed the connection between short-term & long-term memory. . . .

  • Fruit Fly TestFavoriteFoodMmm!!!!!StinkySmellyStuffLeft:Right:

  • How many repetitions . . . . Before he gets it right every time???7 to 10

  • In Human Terms . . . Exposure once every 24 hours For 7 to 10 days Can skip 1 or 2 days (not 3)

  • People Are Instant Forgetters . . . Short-term memory is used for only those things that we do not normally need on a daily basis . . . Long-term memory is for those things that we need frequently . . . . . . Like the words that we use for Speaking!!!

  • Dialogues are designed to repeat the Chunks of English every day for 7 to 10 days . . .

    And then test the student for comprehension.

  • How To Practice With

    Students must ECHO or CHORUS the Dialogues 1 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 X 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (drop Dialogue 1 and give Dictation) 9 XX 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (then drop Dialogue 2 & Dictation)

  • Speaking a foreign language . . . Accent Vocabulary Construction

  • Accent . . . . .The words must be understandableand the rhythm and cadence in range.

  • CATS EAT MICE CATSEAT MICEThe CATSEAT MICEThe CATSEATthe MICEThe CATS have EATENthe MICEThe CATS might have EATENthe MICE

  • Vocabulary . . . . . The Average American uses only about 2500 words daily to communicate in English.*100 Words make up about 50% of printed material.1000 Most Frequently Used Words

  • Construction. . . . .Position is very important in English.Sentences need to be in a recognizable form.Not Translated Sentences!

  • How Important Is Grammar?The Human Brain has a grammar function that can be short-circuited by teaching grammar . . . . *Example: How many American students study Spanish grammar in High School and actually learn to speak Spanish . . . . . Exactly!

  • Is designed to ensure that Students start with the most important words first, acquire an American English Accent, and assimilate Grammar naturally.

  • The Ah-Ha Effect!!!Students are given Chunks Of EnglishThey should try to guess the grammar rules. Only in the very late stages of language learning should they be given the actual rule.

  • Conversation . . . To be successful they need to . .TALK!!!

  • Ending A ConversationNow say Excuse me and end the Conversation.

    Oh! Look at the time. I really have to go.I just have so many things to do today.It was really nice talking with you.I hope that I see you again sometime!Odd # Students = Interrupter