Thursday, October 30, 2014

Improving oral proficiency via the Ipads & the Smart Recorder App

Last week my Spanish 3 students utilized the Smart Recorder app to record their 5 minute conversations on a variety of topics in the target language.  Afterwards, they listened to the recording and reflected individually on their oral proficiency, using a proficiency rubric that was created by our world language department.  (The rubric was developed by using the ACTFL guidelines for oral proficiency.)   

The great thing about this activity is that it allowed students to really focus on their speaking abilities and reflect with greater precision.  I will be implementing this activity more in the future to allow students to become more comfortable speaking in the target language,  to help them improve their oral proficiency, and to become better at self reflecting and self correcting.