Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Teachers' and learnenrs' language in classroom

Using language appropriately for a range of classroom functions.

Classroom functions are the purposes for wich we use language in the classroom. These functions are many and varied:

* Explaining
* Instructing
* Modelling
* Encouraging
* Nominating
* Prompting
* Swap
* Set a question
* Stimulate discussion
* Report back
* Exchange

Exponents used in the classroom must be appropriate for the classroom function, for the learning context and purpose, and for the level and age of the learners.