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Study skills powerpoint

  1. 1. Study skills workshop Anna Calvi Associate lecturer L195
  2. 2. Aims <ul><li>To discuss issues and concerns regarding foreign language learning </li></ul><ul><li>To discuss language learning strategies </li></ul><ul><li>To find your learning style </li></ul><ul><li>To think of ways in which you can make the most of resources </li></ul><ul><li>To learn how to organize your study time </li></ul>
  3. 3. Learning how to learn <ul><li>Set yourself a goal </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor your progress </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on your learning </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with other students about your learning strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help when you need it </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with other students and practise together </li></ul><ul><li>Learn actively </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learning new vocabulary <ul><li>Decide on your purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Categorize your vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Put each new word in a sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Use the new words in your messages </li></ul><ul><li>Add any new words in the online glossary </li></ul><ul><li>Look out for similarities between languages </li></ul>
  5. 5. What we remember <ul><li>Research shows that as learners we take in: </li></ul><ul><li>10% of what we read </li></ul><ul><li>20 % of what we hear </li></ul><ul><li>30 % of what we see </li></ul><ul><li>50 % of what we see and hear </li></ul><ul><li>70 % of what we ourselves say </li></ul><ul><li>90 % of what we ourselves do </li></ul>%
  6. 7. Practice makes perfect <ul><li>meet with other students in Lyceum </li></ul><ul><li>use the forum </li></ul><ul><li>write in your blog </li></ul><ul><li>read Italian newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>watch Italian TV </li></ul><ul><li>listen to Italian songs </li></ul><ul><li>… and sing </li></ul>
  7. 8. How would you use a catalogue to improve your Italian? <ul><li>Find all the words that start with ‘d’ </li></ul><ul><li>Find all the things you would need for a holiday in Sardegna </li></ul><ul><li>Cut ten pictures and descriptions. Mix them and then match them again </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>1 - Click on Blog from the L195 website, this will take to the 'MovableType' site, it will ask you for a username and password. The username is your initials plus 2-4 numbers (same as the one you use to login to Student Home). For the password you need your PI (personal identifier) usually a letter followed by 7 numbers. Once you're in you can change the password. You shold now be able to create you Blog. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Once your Blog is ready you need to list it in the 'Blog Directory'. You do this by clicking on 'Add a new entry'. In the 'Concept' box type: surname, comma, first name (this helps to give the blogs some sort of order). In the big box called 'Definition' you need to put your blog's address, this always starts: http://blogs.open.ac.uk/L195/ followed by your username (for example mine is: http://blogs.open.ac.uk/L195/gs4348 ) </li></ul>
  10. 11. The computing helpdesk <ul><li>Tel : 01908 653972 </li></ul><ul><li>The helpdesk is open between the 09:00 and 22:30, 7 days a week </li></ul>

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