Grades 3 - 5
Our Dive In classes are student-centered and focus on comprehension before production. We provide opportunities for students to use the language in meaningful and communicative ways.
The use of modified input is particularly important for older learners. Modified input is language that has been adapted to make it easier to understand. This can be done by using simpler grammar structures, shorter sentences, and more concrete vocabulary. It is also important to provide students with contextual support, such as visuals and gestures, to help them understand the meaning of the input.
Once students have a good understanding of the language, they can begin to produce it themselves. However, it is important to give students opportunities to produce language in a meaningful and communicative way. This can be done through games, challenges, dramatic play, and task-based activities. Task-based activities are activities that require students to use the language to complete a specific task, such as solving a problem, creating something, or working together to achieve a goal.
At Tribú, we understand that language learning is a process. This means that it is not enough to simply teach students the rules of grammar and vocabulary. Students need to have the opportunity to use the language in a variety of ways and in different contexts in order to truly learn it. By providing students with multiple opportunities to use the language in each class, you are helping them to develop their language skills and become more proficient in the language.
Here are some specific examples of communicative, task-based activities that we use in our classes:
Role-playing activities: Students role-play different situations, such as ordering food at a restaurant, checking into a hotel, or asking for directions.
Problem-solving activities: Students work together to solve problems, such as planning a trip or designing a new product.
Creative activities: Students create something, such as a song, a poem, or a play, using the language they are learning.
Cooperative activities: Students work together to achieve a common goal, such as completing a jigsaw puzzle or building a tower out of blocks.
By using a variety of communicative, task-based activities, we help our students to learn the language in a fun and engaging way.
These enrichment classes are offered during our 6 week enrichment sessions.
Fall 1: Sept/Oct ◆ Fall 2: Nov/Dec ◆ Winter: Jan/Feb ◆ Spring: March/April ◆ Summer June/July
Our Dive In Enrichment classes are an hour long and meet once or twice a week. Each class includes a speaking, listening, reading and writing component.