Practical Pedagogy for Technology in the L2 Classroom


Let's consider at the ACTFL performance descriptors for the Novice range: 
The student understands words, phrases and formulaic language that have been practiced and memorized to get the meaning of the main idea from simple, highly predictable oral or written texts, with strong visual support. 
Now, let's have a look at the music video of Nek's Semplici emozioni

Without any guidance or support, students can surmise the emotional states of the characters and may make inferences about them regarding their own experiences.  While few will identify the Italian city Trieste as the backdrop, students will identify the context for such a song - that of a romance gone sour. 


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