In this interactive object, learners examine terminology dealing with phonics and whole language and identify the different types of activities that would be seen in a phonics-based or whole language classroom. Part of this activity has audio.
Learners examine how language can interfere with clear communication. They select examples of ambiguity, assuring expressions, doublespeak euphemisms, jargon, emotive content, false implications, meaningless comparisons, and vagueness. In an interactive exercise, learners identify ways to overcome these barriers.
In this animated activity, learners read and listen to a dialogue in Mandarin Chinese in a grocery store setting. The learner can then click on photos of fruits and vegetables to hear their pronunciation in Mandarin.