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Using It: Learning Through Language


During the Using it stage of B-SLIM students engage in activities that require them to USE or apply what they have learned from memory (or with minimal assistance). Students solve problems, create, use their imaginations and are put in new situations or contexts in order to ‘transfer’ what they have learned. During this stage students might work in pairs, groups or on their ownand move from learning language (Intake) to learning through language (Uptake). It is during this stage where tasks and activities become more communicative in nature with an emphasis on fluency.


After discussing the questions above, watch the video to learn more about the Using It stage of B-SLIM. (time 6:46)

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Stretches of Language

Review, refresh, recycle

Problem Solving and Transfer

Task Based Language Teaching (TBLT)

Pair and Group Work



Information Gap Activities

Using "Forms"

Fluency vs. Accuracy


Communicative Activities

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