Evan Gardner, creator of Where Are Your Keys (WAYK), outlines some TQs that are foundational to WAYK and which also help create successful teachers and learners. Evan emphasizes that typically people teach language the same way they learned it, so if you want to make new language teachers who can teach via immersion conversation, it’s easier if they have been taught via immersion conversation and not from a grammar book. There are several types of WAYK lessons: The Walk, a Same Conversation, a Bucket Brigade, Sage on a Stage, or a Goal Conversation. There are collections of Techniques to support each of these styles of lessons, including “Stereo Control” TQs, which help students control the flow of information, “Safety Net” TQs, which increase students’ comfort.
For more WAYK Techniques, be sure to check out our Techniques Glossary: whereareyourkeys.org/technique-glossary/
This series of videos was produced for Where Are Your Keys by Sky Hopinka in 2015.
Music by Amy Ogmundson & Sky Hopinka.