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    • LANGUAGE LEARNING RESOURCES PRESENTERS : WILSON RAMON HERNANDEZ P. OSCAR E. ATEHORTUA MARULANDA PROFESSOR: M.A. DIEGO FERDANDO MACÍAS V. UNIVERSIDAD DE CALDAS – UNIVERSIDAD SURCOLOMBIANA MAESTRÍA EN DIDACTICA DEL INGLÉS NEIVA 2008 NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
    • NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS OVERVIEW CONCEPT NEWS WEBSITES NEWS WEBSITES LESSON ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES RFLECTIONS
    • News websites are a great variety of online news sources such as: newspapers, TV, and news radio programs produced in English-speaking countries with non educational purposes, and local news sources made with educational purposes, particularly useful for students studying English in their own country. CONCEPT NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
      • http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/
      • http://www.elcolombiano.com/bilingue.asp
      • http://www.nytimes.com/
      • http://www.guardian.co.uk
      • http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio
      • http://en.yappr.com/welcome/Video
      NEWS WEBSITES NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
      • ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
      • Compare how news is reported in Local and National Newspapers
      • Infer conclusions.
      • Produce a newspaper on a webpage.
      • Produce an a radio / TV news broadcast.
      • Contextualized technical words.
      • Make summary from an original article.
      • Make an oral presentation about News
      • Can search online different news
      NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
      • ADVANTAGES:
      • Improvements in technology allow the students not just to read the latest news, but also, watch or listen to them.
      • Online news webites help us to motivate students by bringing real life into the language classroom.
      • Online news websites provide access to up-to-date news from around the world.
      NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
    • NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
      • Online news websites allow us to bring authentic language to the classroom.
      • Media makes language learning more meaningful and exciting.
      • Language learners can short-cut the process of acquiring competence in the target language(Stevens,1993).
      ADVANTAGES:
      • DISADVANTAGES:
      • There is a gap between the literature on the use of computers and technology for teaching purposes and the implementation in EFL contexts.
      • Technical and financial problems, such as: long waiting time to access information and costs related to the acquisition of infrastructure: “computers, programs, training, telephone lines, and other expenses”
      • Lack of training and familiarity with computers and the internet on the part of both learners and teachers.
      NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
    • REFLECTIONS
      • 1. Computers and the internet are so widespread today that one feels outdated if not using them.
      • 2. All types of technology are instruments for assisting the teacher.
      • 3. Some students feel more comfortable with technology than the teacher.
      • Do not feel threatened. Instead, ask the experts “the students”, to serve as teacher assistants.
      • 4. The computer system is more than the monitor, the mouse, and the keyboard:
      • It also includes the printer, speakers, headphones, microphone, digital camera, etc.
      • 5. Computer technology contains the components necessary for addressing the learning style of students:
      • Visual, oral, auditor, and kinesthetic.
      • 6. Media appliances enable the teacher to address the four components of language:
      • Reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
      • 7. Change is challenging but healthy.
      REFLECTIONS Would it be possible in the future to replace teachers with technology? A final question
    • REFERENCES
      • http://www.oup.com/elt/naturalenglish
      • http://edition.cnn.com/studentsnews
      • http://www.nytimes.com
      • The Internet TESL Journal- http:/www.iteslj.org/
    • THANKS