Friday, April 7, 2017

Speaking and Listening in the HHS Language Lab

Students in HHS Spanish and French classes make frequent use of the dedicated Language Lab for speaking and listening. The lab consists of 28 student stations that are interconnected by computer to a teacher station. Through headsets, students can participate in a number of language-related activities, such as:

  • speaking in pairs or small groups
  • practicing and review pronunciation
  • creating recordings of speaking for teacher feedback
  • practicing AP Exam-related activities. 
During these activities, teachers can listen on individuals and groups to given targeted, one-on-one feedback and correction. Teachers can also make recordings of student speaking, for later review and suggestions.

Teachers are scheduled in the lab on a rotating schedule, so that students can get as much time in the language lab as possible.