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Recorded Speaking Activity (RSA): Pedagogy, Implementation, Evaluation and Creation

McNaught, Heather and O'Neill, Christine and Price, William C. (2016) Recorded Speaking Activity (RSA): Pedagogy, Implementation, Evaluation and Creation. In: Three Rivers TESOL 2016 Fall Conference, 22 Oct 2016, Slippery Rock, PA.

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Creating and assessing student speech samples can be a challenge for even experienced teachers. The Recorded Speaking Activity (RSA) has been used program-wide across levels in a medium-sized, university-based IEP for over ten years. The first part of the presentation will focus on the history and development of the RSA, the pedagogical function of each section of the activity and the theoretical foundation. Next, the presentation will provide a description of the activity assessment using standardized grade forms and the spoken feedback provided by teachers to the students. Finally, teachers will receive a detailed explanation of how to easily create a similar activity using an e-learning platform and/or other free online software. Teachers will leave the presentation with the tools to implement an effective and engaging accuracy- and fluency-building activity in their own programs.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
McNaught, Heatherhlm44@pitt.eduhlm44
O'Neill, Christinemco3@pitt.edumco3
Price, William C.wcp5@pitt.eduwcp5
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > English language Institute
Date: 22 October 2016
Event Title: Three Rivers TESOL 2016 Fall Conference
Event Dates: 22 Oct 2016
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Linguistics
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 15:28
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 15:28


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