Lucia Rubio, U of Utah
The Link Between Interaction and Proficiency in Dual Language Immersion
Although much has been written about effective approaches to language teaching, there is relatively little research that actually looks at the correlation between certain approaches or techniques and their effect on students' proficient gains.
This presentation describes a study that analyzes classroom discourse and interaction to try to identify pedagogical approaches and techniques that are most conducive to gains in proficiency. Using a modified version of the Communicative Orientation of Language Teaching (COLT) scheme (Spada & Frðhlich, 1995), the researchers conducted a detailed analysis of interactions in a number of 3rd-grade Spanish Dual Language Immersion classrooms. They then correlated the results of the observation analysis with students' scores on the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL). The presentation discusses the results of the analysis and potential implications for classroom teaching.
Learning and teaching
Pre K - grade 12
San Diego Convention Center Room: Room 25B