The MLL faculty members give the following three criteria equal weight in judging AT try-out performance:
Ability to establish a meaningful context for practicing the new content and to convey meaning clearly through:
1. composition of a coherent narrative or dialogue and,
2. the appropriate use of gestures, props, and other students.
as expressed in:
1. the composition of an interesting and engaging skit.
2. the use of an array of resources in dramatizing meaning
as reflected in:
1. an appropriately expressive use of voice
2. use of gestures
3. use of facial expressions
4. receptivity to, awareness of, possible interaction with the class
The other key elements that your professors consider are cultural relevance, relevance to exercise, and voice projection.
1. overall liveliness of your interaction with the class
2. random calling, i.e. to avoid calling students with a predicatable pattern
3. movement around room
4. use of different levels
5. reinforcement: varied, sincere, appropriate
6. eye contact
7. encouraging facial expression, smile
8. correction technique
1. Grammatical Correctness
3. Correct pronunciation and intonation ( and tones in the case of the Chinese language)
Take these criteria into account as you critique each other's performances (the "dress rehearsal"). We know you will enjoy being constructively helpful as you assist your fellow students in crafting the best performance possible.