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

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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 …

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