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  • 1. October 2010
    Alianza Cultural Uruguay- Estados Unidos de América
    Technologymatters: let’stalkaboutit
  • 2. Communication
  • 3. Objectives
    Torevisittheconcepts of communicativecompetence and communicative performance
    Tocollaborativelyoverviewthedifferentwayswe can exploittechnologicaltoolstodeveloplanguageskills
    Tofocusonspecificcommunicativetasksthatrequiretheaid of technology
  • 4. CommunicativeCompetence
    grammatical competence
    sociolinguistic competence
    strategic competence
    A Theoretical Framework for Communicative Competence.
    Authors:Canale, Michael; Swain, Merrill
  • 5. Communicative Performance
    Refers to the actual use of that language in concrete situations.
  • 6. David Nunan’s (1991) five features of CLT:
    Communicationthroughinteraction
    Introduction of authentictexts
    Attentiontolearningmanagementprocess
    Enhancement of learner’s personal experiences
    Classroomlearning and activitiesoutsideclassroomconnection
  • 7. Survey
    How familiar are wewiththesetools? Howoften do students use them? Whatfor? How often do we use them in our clases?
    How can webetterimplementthem in ourclassestohelpstudentsimprovetheir use of English?
    What are thechallengeswefacewhenusingthesetools?
  • 8. Why?
    Motivation and involvement
    Exploration and management of new tools
    Collaboration
    Purpose
    Authenticity
    Impact (inside and outsideclassroom)
    Memorable learning
  • 9. TechnologicallySpeaking
    Oral presentations
    Student-generated videos (debates, drama, documentaries)
    Internet-basedresources
  • 10. ORAL PRESENTATIONS
    Advantages:
    Learnercentered
    Integrateskills
    Use technologyskills
    Providevariety
    New content
    Research and Organization
    Assessment and interaction
    Error correction
  • 11. STUDENT-GENERATED VIDEOS
    Motivation
    Collaboration
    Use of technologyskills
    Purposefulpractice
    Error correction
    Fun
  • 12. Teacher Management Tools
    Create and managegroups
    Registerstudents
    Monitor students’ practice
    Createchannels
  • 13. Students’ tools
    Videos
    Subtitles
    Definition and pronunciation
    Microphonesetup
    Recording
    Scoring
  • 14. IntermediatestudentsusingEnglish Central
  • 15. Basic 4 studentsusingEnglish Central
  • 16. Useful resources
     
    www.englishcentral.com
    www.literacynet.org
    www.realenglish.com
    http://www.pbs.org/saf/previous.htm
    http://www.ldrc.ca/projects/miinventory/miinventory.php
    www.englishprograms.state.gov
    http://www.americanfolklore.net/
    http://www.britishcouncil.org
    http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/
  • 17. Related issues
    http://www.tesol.org TESOL Technology Standards Framework : TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND LANGUAGE TEACHERS
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0 Web 2.0
    Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us
  • 18. Thankyou!
    Claudia Santoro
    laspiedras@alianza.edu.uy
    Alianza Cultural Uruguay- Estados Unidos de América
    October 29, 2010