Aims•To become familiar with the different technologies for ESL teaching.• To recognize the need to incorporate specific technologies to language teaching.•To apply different types of technologies for the teaching of specific skills/topics.
Specific Objectives• To apply the current audio, video and information technology available.• To develop strategies for the effective use of multimedia technology.•To utilize modern technology as didactic support in a selective way, and according to the students’ needs.•Create technology based activities.
First Class Agenda1. Technology Acronyms2. Technology Competence Survey3. Constructed our syllabus.4. Introduction to CALL5. Lab Session: Technology Tour Powerpoint Experiment
Second Class Agenda1. Our cooperative syllabus in digital format2. Reviewing CALL3. Computer-Enhanced Language Learning Environments.4. Mismatch or Missed Opportunity: Addressing student expectations about technology.5. First Step in Experimenting with Computers6. Ideas on how to use our technology gadgets7. Lab Session: Getting the best from powerpoint. Creating worksheets with publisher Movie maker... The first step.
Third Class Agenda1. The internet as an unlimited resource for language teachers. a- Search Engines b- Journals c- Emails d- Blogs e- Podcasts f- Useful websites for teachers. 2. Project Presentation.3. Lab Session: Moviemaker Part2 WWW at large
Fourth Class Agenda1. Technology is more than just CALL a- Digital Cameras / Video Cameras b- mp3s & mp4s c- Cellphones, etc.2. Lab Session: Building your own blog.3. Technology-based Project Presentation4. Final considerations about the use of Technology in our ESL/EFL classrooms.
MethodologyThe class sessions will be carried out inthe lab, which involves a veryinteractive methodology during the wholecourse. Students are required toexperiment with the tools themselvesand value the use of technology in theESL classroom.
ReferencesEgbert J. & Hanson-Smith E.: Call environments: Research, Practice, and Critical Issues. Alexandria: TESOL, 1999.Hanson-Smith E & Rilling S.: Learning Languages through Technology. Alexandria, TESOL, 2006.Warschauer M., et al. Internet for English Teaching. Alexandria, TESOL, 2000. Internet sources
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