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Approaches to dictation

About the Session

Dynamic Dictation Instruction: Engaging and Enjoyable Activities for a Holistic Approach


Description: This professional development session is designed to empower language teachers with creative and engaging strategies for teaching dictation in a holistic manner, ensuring student participation and enjoyment. Participants will explore innovative approaches, interactive games, and engaging activities aimed at making dictation instruction both effective and enjoyable for learners.


Key Focus Areas:

  1. Understanding the Holistic Approach to Dictation:

    • Delve into the concept of a holistic approach to dictation, which integrates listening, writing, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar skills within authentic language contexts.

    • Explore the benefits of a holistic approach in promoting active engagement, language comprehension, and retention among students.

  2. Designing Engaging Dictation Activities:

    • Develop strategies for designing creative and interactive dictation activities that cater to diverse learning styles and preferences.

    • Explore techniques for incorporating elements of gamification, cooperative learning, and multimedia resources to enhance student engagement and motivation.

  3. Implementing Dynamic Dictation Delivery:

    • Learn effective instructional techniques for delivering dictation activities in a dynamic and engaging manner, including clear modelling, guided practice, and meaningful feedback.

    • Explore strategies for creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment that encourages risk-taking, experimentation, and collaborative problem-solving.

  4. Exploring Engaging Activities and Games:

    • Discover a variety of engaging dictation activities and games, such as dictation races, dictation relays, dictation bingo, Dictogloss, gapped dictation and many more, designed to promote active participation and enjoyment.

    • Explore how these activities can be adapted and customised to target specific language skills, learning objectives, and proficiency levels.


Duration: The session is structured for one hour, allowing ample time for interactive discussions, hands-on activities, and collaborative exploration of resources.


Additional Benefits: Participants will receive access to resources, including sample activity templates to support the implementation of dynamic dictation teaching in their language classrooms.  Additionally, permission to record the session and a downloadable PDF copy of the presentation will be provided for continued professional development and reference.


By engaging in this session, language teachers will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to create dynamic and enjoyable dictation experiences that foster language proficiency and enthusiasm for learning among their students.


The session can be customised to align with your specific needs, which will be thoroughly addressed during the booking process.

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