Scenarios-Based Approach for Language Instruction: Steps

In this post, I talk very briefly on how to deploy scenarios for foreign language teaching. In subsequent posts, I will provide video examples of such deployment in an African language. However, this post provides general, but succinct, explication of this approach and its benefits.

  1. Introduction

Language instruction can get more interesting and fun-filled by deploying 3D technology to enhance your pedagogy.

A major app that works for this purpose is Plotagon. Plotagon is a video-creation based new app that is used in making stories come to life. Through the app, you can write your story, choose the characters, and press play – it’s that simple.

Plotagon allows you to do the following:

  • Create scenarios with characters using language
  • Make the characters carry out basic activities in their interactions.
  • Boost the scenes with sound effects and music.
  • Produce a video to support your lessons
  1. Benefits:

Engagement: You can engage your audience using friendly, interactive faces and familiar spaces in your lesson.

Illustration in context: Through the scenario-based instruction and demonstrations, students see how something is done in practical terms.

Retention of information: Students are exposed to memorable multimedia experiences as written messages become pictorial. Graphic representations help students able to retain lessons. Also good for visual learners

  1. Getting Started:

Go to https://plotagon.com

Create an account and start plotting your scenarios to illustrate your lessons in real life contexts of language use.

 

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