Title

A Kinesthetic Approach to Second Language Acquisition

Subject Area

Second Language Acquisition

Abstract

Kinesthetic activities, such as scavenger hunts, are perfect for second language learners. They help build problem solving skills and encourage teamwork. These activities encourage hands on learning and exercise both the body and mind. Scavenger hunts can be used in all language courses from the first-year to advanced content and from a traditional classroom to the online classroom. These activities also enable instructors to fit different student needs. This presentation will discuss the benefits of kinesthetic activities such as scavenger hunts and give sample lessons and ideas that can be used in any foreign language classroom.

Brief Bio Note

Dr. Johanna Alberich is an Assistant Professor of Spanish, Rachel Fournier is a lecturer of Spanish, and Dr. Kelly Suero is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Troy University. They teach all levels of Spanish and enjoy collaborating on new and exciting lessons to make Spanish learning fun and interesting.

Keywords

Scavenger hunt, second language acquisition, kinesthetic, activities, online class, traditional class

Location

Room 210

Presentation Year

March 2017

Start Date

3-23-2017 2:35 PM

Embargo

10-28-2016

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Mar 23rd, 2:35 PM

A Kinesthetic Approach to Second Language Acquisition

Room 210

Kinesthetic activities, such as scavenger hunts, are perfect for second language learners. They help build problem solving skills and encourage teamwork. These activities encourage hands on learning and exercise both the body and mind. Scavenger hunts can be used in all language courses from the first-year to advanced content and from a traditional classroom to the online classroom. These activities also enable instructors to fit different student needs. This presentation will discuss the benefits of kinesthetic activities such as scavenger hunts and give sample lessons and ideas that can be used in any foreign language classroom.