Well, Today we've seen in classroom different ideas or concepts about oral communication and listening.
Firstly, we spoke about oral communication. We saw the two different kind of oral communication: monologue and dialogue. We think that children build the meaning from their own experiences, moreover they can deduce the meaning through the gestures or tone of the voice of their teacher. They probably understand the global idea although they don understand word by word. So, they use all they know in order to interprate. But not only the children do that, when we are watching an English film, for example, we do the same. On the other hand, is important that we see the discourse as an essential tool in our lesson. But the discourse has a sense, We mean that you have to know why are you writting? You write with an intention.
Secondly, we have learnt more things about listening. Now, we know children need to listen before speaking, they need to know how sound the language. So, they need to listen in order to be able to speak. Moreover, is important to transmite the idea that dont worry if you dont understand everything, sometimes in your mother tongue you dont understand each word that somebody say (in a economic conference, or something like that).
* We want to show you a video wich we found on youtube, is a interview about a English School in Spain which teach English in a funny and creative way. Teachers are speaking English all the time, so they provide rich inputs to their students who are very motivated. The video is from a Spanish TV Programm, so you can see that our students in Spain could learn in another way, not only in the traditional.