How to do a needs analysis with a multilingual class (now with video!)


One of the first posts published by ELFpron was about how to conduct an ELF-informed pronunciation needs analysis with a multilingual class. This environment is ideal for developing ELF intelligibility since the students in a multilingual class are, by definition, using English as their lingua franca.

The activity format is simple: students dictate sentences to each other; you listen and take notes on their pronunciation during the process; and you collect what they wrote to analyse later in more detail (with reference to the Lingua Franca Core) the students’ apparent ability to understand and be understood in an ELF context.

There are step-by-step instructions in the original post, along with examples of what students might produce, so we won’t repeat those here.

But now, we are delighted to be able to share a video of this activity being carried out in a small intermediate-level general English class – and here it is!

Many thanks to the students who volunteered to take part in this demonstration. Your participation is very much appreciated!