Skype and TBL at Tesol

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Skype and TBL at Tesol

  1. 1. Skype and TBL: A Perfect Match for Communicative TasksJÚNIA BRAGA, UFMGDANIELA FERREIRA, UFMGMARCOS RACILAN, CEFET-MGMARISA CARNEIRO, UFMG www.tlexperiences.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Skype & TalkandWrite
  3. 3. What is needed? Computers with acess to the internet; Headphones and microphones; Good internet connection; Two or more Skype accounts; A communicative task;
  4. 4. Getting Started with Skype + TBL In the classroom
  5. 5. About the task Introduce the task with clear and objetive instructions; Set objectives; Set a limited time; Check comprehension; Be available for questions;
  6. 6. Types of Tasks Listing Problem solvingOrdering & Sorting Sharing personal experiences Matching Projects and creative Comparing taskssuggested by Janes Willis on www.willis-elt.co.uk/conferences.html
  7. 7. ReferencesA Task-Based Approach.http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/articles/a-task-based- approachLAMY, Marie-Noelle ; HAMPEL, Regine. Online communication in Language Learning and Teaching. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Cap. 3, p.31-48.Willis-ELT.http://www.willis-elt.co.uk/

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