Applied Linguistics Dr. Dalia
Third Year 3
Using Technology for ELT
More To be Said
Interaction within a Single Class:
- Teacher - Student Interaction
- Class Interaction
- WHY??? -Large Classes -Busy schedule -Feasibility of meeting -Shy Ss.
Types of T - S Interaction:
- what is it? a good, authentic channel for communication
- what is being sent? everything Ss. want to say
- Dialogue Journals
- What is it? Ss. Send a weekly diary, T. responds
- Why better than paper journals? more convenient & spontaneous - Ss. write more text - Ss. Ask more - Ss. Used more language functions
- Writing Conference
- writing as a process
- Benefits: allows frequent exchanges - provides a record of all stages - leads Ss. to make more specific changes
- Why use it? Minimize T.'s effort - Promote peer interaction
- How to do it? Create a web site for class - Establish a web ouNetn board
- In-Class Discussion (written conversation)
- Advantages: Encouraging shy Ss. To participate - Provides easy access to written material, so Ss. Learn better - Results m better outcome as Ss. plan a lot - Enhances written fluency
- Out-of-Class Discussion:
- How to carry it out: Discuss anything - Pot questions based on reading and respond to them - Exchange drafts of their writings - Chain stories - Collaborative mysteries.
- Better opportunities for language practice and communication
- Teacher's role in interaction:
- Planner: plan and organize discussion - Relate it to other classroom activities
- Facilitator: Avoid direct correction of errors
- Long-Distance Communication:
- General Long-Distance Communication, e.g. keypals: Highly motivating - Should have a purpose.
- Interclass Projects (Betw. Classes):
- Five Stages: Planning - Contact - Investigation - Finale - Evaluation
- Planning a Project: Students's level - Schedule - Objectives - Teacher commitment and approach - Core project
- Investigation: Culture (e.g. folktales) - Literature and film - Community (e.g., comparison of cities) - Academic research and writing - Simulation.
- Evaluation: Portfolio - Self-assessment - Contracts - Per assessment - Teacher assessment.
- Conclusion: Teachers should involve students in authentic and challenging communication.