Our learners often don’t need to know all the language teaching ‘jargon’ that we use with colleagues.
We DO want them to be able to repeat certain sub-skill strategies though, that they have just discovered (‘noticed’).
What can help is if we elicit and board the new concepts in the learners’ own words –to lessen the ‘cognitive load’ on them. (See? Jargon!! :D)
Let’s say you’re teaching reading or listening. More specifically, you have just helped your learners notice how important it is in multiple choice questions to check that the stem and the option TOGETHER mean exactly what’s in the text.
How do you think learners might express the concept of ‘partial evidence’ in their own words?
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