apenstaartje Dutch for "monkeys tail" snabel Danish for "elephants trunk" kissanhnta Finnish for "cats tail" klammeraffe German for "hanging monkey" papaki Greek for "little duck" kukac Hungarian for "worm" dalphaengi Korean for "snail" grisehale Norwegian for "pigs tail" sobachka Russian for "little dog" kulaklı a Turkish for “your teacher‟s perception for the letter „a‟ ”Before it became the standard symbol for email, the @symbol was used to represent the cost or weightof something.For instance, if you purchased 6 apples, you might writeit as 6 apples @ $1.10 each. http://www.atsymbol.com
Email is one of the most used and most usefulInformation and Communication Technology (ICT) tools around today.
The advantages of using emailfrom the teachers point of viewIt is relatively simple to use,most of our learners will already befamiliar with itIt is a free technology
Email is used in both our personal and professionallives.For what reasons do we useemail?to keep in touch with other teachersaround the world (There are mailing lists anddiscussion groups for language teachers)A mailing list is a collection of names and addresses used by anindividual or an organization to send email or material to multiplerecipients. The term is often extended to include the people subscribedto such a list, so the group of subscribers is referred to as "the mailing list",In mailing lists, a single name such as “firstname.lastname@example.org” isidentified and when an email message is sent to this mailing name, it isautomatically forwarded to all the addresses in the list.
For what reasons do we useemail?to communicate with our studentswhen they are outside the classroom,setting homeworkreceiving, marking and returning homeworkgiving written assignments
For what reasons do we useemail?with email projects (key-pal projects)provide learners with more exposure totarget languagereal interaction opportunities with peoplefrom different cultures and different L1backgrounds
BASIC EMAIL SKILLS Technical skills receiving emails and attachments Communication skills the kind of language used in emails
Communication skillsas in traditional letter writing, there are levels of formalityin email writing.An email for a job application ≠ An email sent to a closefriend. An email to a friend may include abbreviationsemoticons, misspellings or lower-case characters such asi,
Communication skillsIf you are using email in communication with yourstudents-You may arrange the level of formality.-You may apply the same criteria that you apply to writtenpapers.It is also a good idea to teach students the rules foreffective online communication.
Communication skillsSome well-known rules for effective onlinecommunication are•not using only capital letters, which is perceived as shoutingonline.•being sure to respect others opinions.•avoiding flaming — ongoing arguments which becomeincreasingly personalised and possibly public.• making sure that files sent as email attachments are not toolarge, as the person receiving the email may not be able todownload them.Teach students to draft and edit beforesending an email. (Process writing)
Technical skillsYou need to have an email account (If you do nothave there are several free, web-based email services)You should know how to set up and use an emailaccountUse means Sending an email Receiving an email Adding an email attachments Opening email attachments Do not forget to fill the questionnaire in the slot of this week on Moodle.
Using email out of classTEACHERS and STUDENTS can use emailout of class.Some ideas for using email outside theclassroom.(Students should have their own email accounts, andaccess to a computer with Internet connection)Besides personal communication, for what reasonsdo you use email?
USING EMAIL OUT OF CLASSStudents can►submit their homework as email attachments►receive their homework after teacher hadmarked►share work/assignments by email withclassmates►send their diaries, journals to each other►prepare for classes (coordinate or arrangepair/group works)►ask urgent questions to teacher or to theclassmates
USING EMAIL OUT OF CLASSTeacher can►email an assignment to learners►send extra material or updates on the class(either regularly or when it is necessary)►email regular newsletters about the class. (This isespecially useful for keeping in touch with learners during holidays.)►set a class mailing list for general discussionsout of class time► use email as a collaborative writing toolIn groups, learners are asked to produce a story based on a giventopic, Learner 1 starts the story and after writing a paragraph or/certain number of sentences) forwards to Learner 2, who adds tothe story, then forwards it to Learner 3, who adds to it, and so on.
USING EMAIL DURING CLASSAs options for you, considering the available resources(computer, connection) you can launch two email projects DATA COLLECTION PROJECTS KEY PAL PROJECTS
USING EMAIL DURING CLASSDATA COLLECTION PROJECTSLearners send emails to realcompanies, individuals, organisations or websites tocollect information.This information is then arranged andprocessed for comparisonA presentation or written report isprepared on the topic
USING EMAIL DURING CLASSKEY PAL PROJECTSKey pal is the term for pen pals who use email tocommunicate.In such projects email provides a simple andeffective way of communication withother learners of the same age and level inother parts of the world.Learners can exchange their experiencesof learning.Key pal projects should be started in class butthereafter could combine a mixture of in-classand out-of-class work.
In a DATA COLLECTION projectA theme is selectedReorganization of the Turkish Education SystemAim of the project is clarifiedTo collect various views about the new structureGroups or pairs are arrangedSuggested Time Frame is set2 weeks, in first week writing e mails/ in the secondweek discussion of the replies
DATA COLLECTIONSteps of the Procedure in the first lessonTeacher candidates search websites of the Universities thathave Faculty of EducationFind the e-mail address of teaching staff of the EducationalSciences DepartmentsFormulate concise questions to ask the pros and cons ofnew structureSend e-mails including these questions to the selectedindividuals (experts on education)Once the pairs have received answers they organize theinformation systematically
DATA COLLECTIONSteps of the Procedure in the second lessonPrepare a written report and submit to the teacherPrepare a PP presentation and share with the classroomInitiate a discussion about the new structure
In a Keypal projectsSome tips for effective key pal projectYou should find a partner teacher who conduct the other end ofthe projectSet clear deadlines and time frames with your partner teacher(Receiving no response or slow response demotivates the students)Decide on grouping with partner teacherArrange the mode of communication (whether emails will be writtenby individuals, in pairs or in groups, or even as a whole class)Decide which languages will be used in emails, depending onwho the learners involved are.Ensure that all learners have the basic emailing skills andknowledge of email netiquette outlined earlier in this chapter.
In a Keypal projectsSome tips for effective key pal projectKeep the keypal project focused. (It is no just writing an email to astranger without any guidance, there should be clear task that should beperformed)Discuss with your partner teacher to what extent there will beteacher involvement (Will teacher approve emails? Will accuracy bechecked? Can possible misunderstandings across cultures take place?)Set evaluation criteriaArrange follow up activity options (Writtenwork, presentation, publishing via blog, prepare website)
In a Keypal projectsTheme: How English learning in another countrytake place.Aim: To find the similarities and differences aboutlanguage learning between two countriesTheme: Teacher student relationships in languageclassroomAim: To reveal how our teacher ’s behaviours differfrom behaviours of a language teacher in othercommunity? (A hidden aim for teacher: Personalfeedback)