2019 Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Title

Input and Output: Classroom Applications

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

What is the role of input and output in language teaching and how is it used in the classroom setting? The answer to this question can help us understand how input and output impact language learning and teaching and how they can be used to help teachers better develop their lessons. Input and output are both necessary for language learning and teaching; students need to be exposed to language in order to see what it should look like and sound like, while output is necessary for students to practice and negotiate their own interpretations of their second language. Both components are crucial, as they both create more salient linguistic forms in the learners. I examined a variety of research, almost all of which determined the need for both input and output, After a review of research that identified the need for both input and output in second language classrooms, I examined four German textbooks and four English as a second language textbooks in order to identify how input and output activities are using the foreign language and ESL classrooms. If given opportunities to experience input and promote output, learners can potentially develop a more holistic understanding of their second language. Through being aware of the features and exercises that specifically involve language input and output in existing textbooks, teachers can focus on these in order to help students accomplish their language learning goals.

Start Date

3-4-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

3-4-2019 2:00 AM

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Joyce Milambiling

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

File Format

application/pdf

Embargo Date

4-17-2019

Electronic copy is not available through UNI ScholarWorks.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 3rd, 12:00 PM Apr 3rd, 2:00 AM

Input and Output: Classroom Applications

What is the role of input and output in language teaching and how is it used in the classroom setting? The answer to this question can help us understand how input and output impact language learning and teaching and how they can be used to help teachers better develop their lessons. Input and output are both necessary for language learning and teaching; students need to be exposed to language in order to see what it should look like and sound like, while output is necessary for students to practice and negotiate their own interpretations of their second language. Both components are crucial, as they both create more salient linguistic forms in the learners. I examined a variety of research, almost all of which determined the need for both input and output, After a review of research that identified the need for both input and output in second language classrooms, I examined four German textbooks and four English as a second language textbooks in order to identify how input and output activities are using the foreign language and ESL classrooms. If given opportunities to experience input and promote output, learners can potentially develop a more holistic understanding of their second language. Through being aware of the features and exercises that specifically involve language input and output in existing textbooks, teachers can focus on these in order to help students accomplish their language learning goals.