ESL / English Dictation - Great Grammar, Spelling, and Listening Helper
From my experience, I have noticed that dictations were not used that much with the English learners, as much as they are in French or Spanish countries.
Here is a nice variety of forms for your students to write on while you say a word or a sentence to them, with some that have a space to write the corrections, making it even more effective in their learning.
All you need to do is print these forms for your students to use, then find a text in English, say the words and/or sentences, and have them write them in one of these forms.
What is a “dictation”?
• A “dictation” is what the student writes after hearing words or sentences that are recited by another person.
Who recites the “dictation”?
• The person reciting the word or the sentence can be done by the teacher or a student who is assigned to do it.
What’s the best way to write what they hear?
• The best way is to write what they hear even if they do not know for sure the proper writing or meaning. Seeing their mistakes can help improve their grammar and/or writing skills.
Why writing if they don’t know what is said or don`t know how to write it?
• Writing what they hear is an excellent way for them to learn to recognize what is said, as if you were in a real English place.
Could it increase my students' French writing and spelling skills?
• It certainly can! The first time your students write the words or sentences given in a dictation, they may have more mistakes than expected. Don’t get discouraged, because a sheet is provided for them to re-write the mistakes with the proper spelling. After doing it for a while, they should notice a difference when trying to recognize the words and how they are written.
“Dictations” are wonderful – They are used in many countries and have proven to increase grammar and listening skills.
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What does ESL / EFL / TESL / TESOL / ESOL stand for?
EFL: English as a Foreign Language
ESL: English as a Second Language
ESOL: English as a Second or Other Language
TEFL: Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
TESL: Teacher of English as a Second Language
TESOL:Teacher of English as a Second or Other Language
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