BERGAMO
This is Bergamo!
low-cost flights!
 
 
 
Get ready for Takeoff WAIT…!!!
<ul><li>Do I teach in a  language centre  where students pay for a language course? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I teach in a  Sta...
Teaching context (2) <ul><li>Does my school or institution… </li></ul><ul><li>provide language teachers with useful  on-th...
<ul><li>am I a ‘ doer ’ or a ‘ thinker ’? More a ‘thinker’ than a ‘doer’? Or both at the same time?  </li></ul><ul><li>am ...
As a language teacher... How do I feel when I come across words like… E-LEARNING WIKIS BLOGS PODCASTING WEBLEARNING WEB 2....
 
<ul><li>What should I do if I… </li></ul><ul><li>feel that I  could  motivate my students better </li></ul><ul><li>if I st...
Join a teachers’ group <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></...
Make the most of your ‘old-fashioned’ computer skills... <ul><li>Creating exercises and tests with a  spread sheet  </li><...
Make the most of your ‘old-fashioned’ computer skills ... <ul><li>Making (grammar) exercises with a  </li></ul><ul><li>PRE...
Use open source software <ul><li>“ Free software ” is a matter of freedom </li></ul>www.gnu.org
Don’t throw away your ‘old’ audio-cassettes <ul><li>Do you want to save your  old cassettes  to new CDs? </li></ul><ul><li...
Use Online Recording Tools www.audio-tool.net/
… with open source software… <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul>http:// audacity.sourceforge.net/
Make the most of your CD-ROMs…
Use easy authoring software (Exercise made with  Hot Potatoes ) www.halfbakedsoftware.com
Scavenge the web for… <ul><li>Learning the basics (and more…) about... </li></ul><ul><li>INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TE...
www.ict4lt.org A great website for LT!!!
www.languages-ict.org.uk/technology/technology_for_languages.htm One more…
www.teachertrainingvideos.com Watch and learn...
Scavenge the web for… <ul><li>FREE online resources : </li></ul><ul><li>www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/ </li><...
Online Resources for…: LISTENING EXERCISES www.eltpodcast.com/archive/bc
Online Resources for…: PHONETICS cambridgeenglishonline.com/Phonetics_Focus/
Online Resources for…: QUIZZES www.elionline.com/teenbeat/games/usaquiz/usaQuizExp.htm
Online Resources for…: ‘WATCHING’ GRAMMAR <ul><li>www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCEUz763Rz4   </li></ul><ul><li>www.grammarmanco...
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Talk given at the Learning Technologies Conference - British Council, with International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) - Milan 26-28 November 2007: "The English Language Teacher: a Computer Geek, a Technophobe or just... a low-cost smart Web Scavenger?"

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The English Language Teacher: a Computer Geek, a Technophobe or just... a low-cost smart Web Scavenger? - PART 1

  1. 1. BERGAMO
  2. 2. This is Bergamo!
  3. 3. low-cost flights!
  4. 7. Get ready for Takeoff WAIT…!!!
  5. 8. <ul><li>Do I teach in a language centre where students pay for a language course? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I teach in a State school where English is only ONE among the other subjects? </li></ul>Teaching context (1)
  6. 9. Teaching context (2) <ul><li>Does my school or institution… </li></ul><ul><li>provide language teachers with useful on-the-job training ? </li></ul><ul><li>support didactic research in foreign languages? </li></ul><ul><li>invest in new hardware, educational software or technological devices? </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>am I a ‘ doer ’ or a ‘ thinker ’? More a ‘thinker’ than a ‘doer’? Or both at the same time? </li></ul><ul><li>am I generally satisfied with my students’ average output? </li></ul><ul><li>what language skills do I want my students to develop? </li></ul><ul><li>how much importance do I give to learning technologies to improve the teaching/learning process? </li></ul>As a language teacher...
  8. 11. As a language teacher... How do I feel when I come across words like… E-LEARNING WIKIS BLOGS PODCASTING WEBLEARNING WEB 2.0 SOCIAL NETWORKING…???
  9. 13. <ul><li>What should I do if I… </li></ul><ul><li>feel that I could motivate my students better </li></ul><ul><li>if I started introducing any learning </li></ul><ul><li>technologies, but for any reason… </li></ul><ul><li>my school doesn’t provide courses or </li></ul><ul><li>I can’t afford expensive ones? </li></ul>As a language teacher...
  10. 14. Join a teachers’ group <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>germany-english@yahoogroups.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://ictforlanguageteachers.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  11. 15. Make the most of your ‘old-fashioned’ computer skills... <ul><li>Creating exercises and tests with a spread sheet </li></ul>
  12. 16. Make the most of your ‘old-fashioned’ computer skills ... <ul><li>Making (grammar) exercises with a </li></ul><ul><li>PRESENTATION SOFTWARE </li></ul>
  13. 17. Use open source software <ul><li>“ Free software ” is a matter of freedom </li></ul>www.gnu.org
  14. 18. Don’t throw away your ‘old’ audio-cassettes <ul><li>Do you want to save your old cassettes to new CDs? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to save your old LPs to new CDs? </li></ul>
  15. 19. Use Online Recording Tools www.audio-tool.net/
  16. 20. … with open source software… <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul>http:// audacity.sourceforge.net/
  17. 21. Make the most of your CD-ROMs…
  18. 22. Use easy authoring software (Exercise made with Hot Potatoes ) www.halfbakedsoftware.com
  19. 23. Scavenge the web for… <ul><li>Learning the basics (and more…) about... </li></ul><ul><li>INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY </li></ul><ul><li>FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS </li></ul>
  20. 24. www.ict4lt.org A great website for LT!!!
  21. 25. www.languages-ict.org.uk/technology/technology_for_languages.htm One more…
  22. 26. www.teachertrainingvideos.com Watch and learn...
  23. 27. Scavenge the web for… <ul><li>FREE online resources : </li></ul><ul><li>www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/ </li></ul><ul><li>cla.univ-fcomte.fr/english/index_s.htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.examenglish.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.manythings.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://a4esl.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.englishclub.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.englishpage.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.learnenglish.de/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.roadtogrammar.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.elllo.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.tolearnenglish.com </li></ul>
  24. 28. Online Resources for…: LISTENING EXERCISES www.eltpodcast.com/archive/bc
  25. 29. Online Resources for…: PHONETICS cambridgeenglishonline.com/Phonetics_Focus/
  26. 30. Online Resources for…: QUIZZES www.elionline.com/teenbeat/games/usaquiz/usaQuizExp.htm
  27. 31. Online Resources for…: ‘WATCHING’ GRAMMAR <ul><li>www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCEUz763Rz4 </li></ul><ul><li>www.grammarmancomic.com/gmanmovie1.html </li></ul>

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