25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students - Oxford University Press. Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico.
As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP. Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and useful classroom activities for language learners using WhatsApp. There are three main obstacles to the use of technology in ELT. First is the availability of technology and internet connection in the classroom. Second is teacher techno-phobia. WhatsApp or similar messaging services can help overcome these obstacles. Many self-confessed, techno-phobic teachers that I know use WhatsApp on a regular basis in their private lives, so already feel quite comfortable with it. Here are 25 ideas of how to make good use of WhatsApp for language learning.
Like this: Like Loading... Advanced TEFL Lesson Plan: Marketing - Business English - Teacher Training Blog. It’s quite difficult sometimes to find material for you top-level students, don’t you find?
Well, here’s an Advanced TEFL lesson plan to try and help you in that area. The theme is marketing and therefore the target language could be considered business English, but this lesson works just as well with anyone who has ever seen an advert or bought a product! The student handout and the teacher instructions are based on THIS STUDENT BLOG HERE. You will need this link so that you can use the cool video and have the vocabulary glossary to hand if you are not completely au fait with marketing terms. Student handout Advanced TEFL Lesson Plan: Effective Marketing – Business English. Advertising ws. Emotional intelligence ws. Integrating Technology into a Business English Course. Lessons Worth Sharing. Negotiations 2: Positions and interests.
Second assignment. Technology is Great. Tips - Evaluating Learning. Assessing learning In a blended course, use face-to-face sessions to check how much learners have learned online, and use online sessions to assess what they've learned in class.
Assess your learners’ speaking by getting them to record screencasts with Jing or Screencast-O-Matic. Alternatively, they can use their smartphones to make short video presentations. Keep their old screencasts and videos so you can measure their progress later. Turn your end-of-semester test into an interactive experience with Google Forms. Evaluating lessons and materials Create a simple anonymous survey with SurveyMonkey or Typeform to ask your learners about your digital materials: Are the digital materials easy or difficult? If you’re using a Learning Management System (LMS) like Moodle, keep a close eye on your learners’ progress. Tips - Instant messaging (IM) activities. Use a free, online, instant messaging app such as WeChat, WhatsApp, or a discussion thread set up in Slack to provide communication and exam practice opportunities for learners.
You’ll need to set up an instant messaging group for the class or for smaller groups of learners for each of these activities. If you are working with children under the age of 18, we recommend that you check your institution's e-safety policy before using any online digital tools. We also recommend that you discuss e-safety regularly with your learners. Here are some links to useful resources: NSPCC, Common Sense Education, TES, BBC. Interaction through free chat Encourage students to interact with each other through written discourse, and practise writing skills, editing skills and quick responses. At the beginning of class ask learners to choose a topic they are interested in, for example food, films, music, TV, travel. Practise skills for Cambridge English Speaking exams Synonym race vocabulary revision.
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By Carolina Santarossa & Josefina Castillo Over the last decade, research into second language learning and teaching has focused increasingly on the use of technology in the classroom. The interactive features of multi-media can entice teachers to explore novel ways to engage students more creatively. In this sense, the technological device that is closest to learners is the cell phone. Most language teachers agree on the advantages of implementing mobile learning in their classes. We decided to present the workshop “What is up in the classroom? Our Theoretical Basis – or lack thereof?
As mentioned above, the content of this article was to be presented at FAAPI 2016, so we thought that our first task was to look for similar ideas coming from names of greater importance, so as to provide some kind of theoretical background to our practices. Our Way of Making it Work Setting the rules The first essential step to take into account is establishing the guidelines. Reading Writing.