What is the ULAT...in a nutshell? (10:10 video)
"IN OTHER WORDS"
Free ebook providing the most comprehensive orientation to the ULAT
REFLECTIONS ON WORLD LANGUAGE EDUCATION
Download the discussion guide to the following videos.
Part 1 - The problem with traditional text-based world language instruction (19:05 video)
Part 2 - A solution: The Natural Language Acquisition Sequence (23:51 video)
Part 3 - Verifying the attainment of "relative oral fluency" (23:20 video)
Part 4 - The Four Pillars of Effective World Language Education (16:20 video and 21:14 video)
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE ULAT
What have educators and students said about the ULAT and its creator?
Why was it necessary to create the ULAT?
What are the benefits of using the ULAT program?
On what principles was the ULAT established?
Exactly what is the ULAT method of language transmission?
What is a "linguistic reflex"?
Does the ULAT's exclusive early emphasis on the spoken word diminish long-term written performance?
Why is using the ULAT superior to using a textbook?
Why does the ULAT only use the target language in its instructional videos?
Why does the ULAT attribute such importance to its gesture system?
Is the ULAT sufficient by itself to provide students with a well-rounded language learning experience?
How does the ULAT deal with teaching cultural issues?
HOW TO USE THE ULAT
How might the ULAT be used in a classroom setting? (29:12 video)
How can testing take place whether or not the student has a trained world language instructor who speaks the language being studied?
How does one take a timed test?
What is the minimum a classroom teacher needs to know to use the ULAT?
TEACHER RESOURCES FOR USING THE ULAT
The Speech Transcription and Evaluation Tool
The Oral Participation Evaluation Spreadsheet
The Seating Chart and Recordkeeping Spreadsheet
The Oral Participation Evaluation Spreadsheet Set-Up and Use (21:27 video)
Potential classroom layout to maximize discussion and to facilitate the use of the ULAT in class
Useful games to be played in
tandem with the ULAT program
Lesson Planning and Classroom Management