New CL-150 Grammar Activities: Transform It Posted by meaghan on Jun 22, 2020 in For Instructors, For Learners, For Program Managers, New in Lesson Authoring
Two new grammar-focused activities are now available in CL-150 Lesson Authoring and upcoming learning materials, including weekly CL-150 Cohort lessons.
Two new grammar-focused learning activities—Transform & Say It and Transform & Write It—are now available to all CL-150 lesson authors and will appear in upcoming materials created by our team. These activities challenge learners to “transform” a phrase in the target language to demonstrate knowledge of a particular grammar rule or pattern.
These activities can be used to demonstrate nearly any grammar concept: transforming present tense into past tense; singular into plural; formal speech into informal speech; statements into questions; and so on.
In the examples below, learners are asked to transform the verb tense in a series of French sentences from passé composé to l’imparfait. Accompanying notes reinforce the concept, providing examples of when it’s appropriate to use the tenses.
Transform & Say It
Transform & Say It focuses on spoken transformations. The activity kicks off with instructions about what kind of transformation to make. Then, they’ll see and hear a phrase and must think or say the transformed phrase out loud. After seeing and hearing the answer, they can self-report whether or not they transformed the phrase properly.
Transform & Write It
Transform & Write It follows the same process, but instead of speaking and self-reporting answers, learners must type the transformed phrase and will receive immediate feedback if they make a mistake.
You can expect to see these image activities appearing in some of our upcoming lessons, including CL-150 Cohort lessons in the coming weeks, but both activities are already available for use in your custom lessons created with the CL-150 Lesson Authoring tool! Watch this quick tutorial video to get started.