Author’s note: for examples of routine language practice and its application on Extempore, scroll down…
- listen to and view authentic materials from the target culture selected by their instructor.
- practice presentational speaking in collaboration with their instructor.
- work on pronunciation skills at their own pace.
- keep a portfolio of speaking activities to assist them in self-assessment and self-reflection of their progress.
- assign listening activities that can be easily completed outside of class anytime, anywhere.
- create files to model pronunciation for their students to listen to and practice with.
- increase the amount of presentational speaking activities their students complete, thus allowing students to practice this essential mode of communication more frequently than if it was only done during class time.
- collect speech samples from students to track their progress and assist them in portfolio-based assessment.
- develop data-driven benchmarks that can be used for program assessment and improvement.