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Friday, December 18, 2015

Writing a Blog as an Output for Language Learners

Some language learners are very self-directed and independent.  They have a goal in learning a language and they are very focused.  They also have good analytical skills.  Sometimes, they approach language learning like learning a mathematical concept.  They try to find the formula and pattern for some statements and word formations.  They just like to challenge themselves.  One pitfall for these kinds of learners is that they also easily get discouraged. Their interests must be partnered by a teacher that can entertain their queries fast and explain deeper grammar.  These kinds of students are very challenging to teachers because they encourage teachers to be creative and to diversify his or her methods and strategies.   


I have encountered these kinds of students several times already. They can be annoying sometimes, because they like to monopolize discussions and like to be one step ahead of the others, however they give me so much pride especially if they can use the language effectively.


Lately, I have discovered a way for them to use the higher grammar and complex patterns that they want to use in their discourse.  I discovered that aside from requirinq them to create their own self-introduction video, I will also require them to write their own bloq.  This bloq is kind a like their own "diary"  or "journal."  Students have the freedom to write whatever content they want, but they must incorporate the knowledge they learned in the formal "chalk and board" instruction. 

One of my students created her blog already and I am impressed at the content of her blog.  I was so impressed because what she wrote is not the usual content that I expected from a Cebuano language learner learning the basics of the language.  It is really the work of someone who is very focused, darinq, and experimental.  

If you have time folks, do visit  etsuyo.blog.com and read her Visayan/Binisaya blog and leave an encouraging comment please.

3 comments:

  1. Very interesting blog. A lot of blogs I see these days don't really provide anything that attract others, but I'm most definitely interested in this one. Just thought that I would post and let you know.

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  2. I really really love to write blog but im not fluent in english. Akong plano binisaya nalang akong blog. Daghan na unta kog nasulat. Maglisod lng kog translate english. Kay d man jud ko fluent. Oke ra gurug bisaya blogg ako e publish pra sabutabol ra sa mga bisdak. Hehehe. Thanks

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  3. I really really love to write blog but im not fluent in english. Akong plano binisaya nalang akong blog. Daghan na unta kog nasulat. Maglisod lng kog translate english. Kay d man jud ko fluent. Oke ra gurug bisaya blogg ako e publish pra sabutabol ra sa mga bisdak. Hehehe. Thanks

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