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Saturday, August 10 • 10:45am - 11:30am
Improvisation techniques Bring Rigor, Readiness and Fun to Your ESL Classroom

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This workshop offers valuable applied improvisation activities that have proven successful in getting English Language Learners (ELLs) to interact, collaborate, and to improve pronunciation, listening, and speaking skills. A short 3 minute video features ELLs actively engaged in improvisation activities. A brief Powerpoint shows the history and rationale of using applied improvisation with ELLs at any age level. A list of games used effectively with ELLs will be provided, and workshop participants will collaborate and collectively add any improv activities that they have successfully utilized in English as a Second (ESL) classrooms. Some improvisational activities that are valuable for any ESL Classroom will be briefly modeled.
Participants will leave with the rationale, ties to common ESL state standards, research, and tools to use innovative improv techniques in ESL classrooms to develop students with with confident communication and collaboration skills.
Come discover the improvisation skill set that directly supports ELLS, and in turn discover the joy, confidence and transformation that applied improvisation brings to students.


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Linda Hargrove

Linda Hargrove has over 20 years teaching ESL, in both  a K- 6 and at the adult level in the Los Angeles area. She has first hand knowledge of learning a second language as she utilized the ‘sink or swim method’  when she was sent to rural Thailand in high school as an AFS exchange... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am EDT
The Wang Center - Jasmine Room