Language Lab Activity

For those of you who have language labs in your building, this post may not be very enlightening. For those of us that teach in a building without such luxuries, we too can incorporate similar assessments and practice with other technologies. If you have access to iPods, iPads, a bring your own device policy, or even access to computers or recording devices, you can have students record in pairs.

I gave my students a script to complete with their partner. Using the app “QuickVoice” or “Voice Memo” students were able to record themselves and share the file with me as an e-mail. Here is a video clip of the script and a sample student recording:

I can get a short, quick assessment of their fluency and pronunciation on an individual basis and only spend 10-15 minutes of class time doing it. By working in pairs, I only have 1/2 to listen to. The parts they have to translate tells me how well they know that information while the scripted parts are a good sense of their pronunciation.

Language Lab Rubric

Quick Speaking Assessment

For a sample script with a rubric, download our Language Lab Script Rubric.

About spanishplans

Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Blogger
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