Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Re-visiting the Language House

In a blog-post back in December last year I shared an image of a "Language House"  that I often use in professional development sessions with teachers.

As a result of a recent very enjoyable after-dinner discussion with Sally, a Speech-Language Pathologist  in Madison, Wisconsin, I've slightly modified this, to take in the importance of such "houses" being built on solid ground - in this case, the social contexts and purposes for language use in the real world.

I have pasted the updated image below - I think it will make our house both more solid and better able to resist a metaphorical force-10 gale, whether academically or socially.

(C) Pamela Snow 2014

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