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School of the future is the title of the project that Zespol Szkol Publicznych (Jozefoslaw, Poland) is taking part with 4 other countries (Germany, Holland, Bulgaria and Romania). The presentation …

School of the future is the title of the project that Zespol Szkol Publicznych (Jozefoslaw, Poland) is taking part with 4 other countries (Germany, Holland, Bulgaria and Romania). The presentation shows results of the research our students conducted with their teachers. We presented it on 16 th April 2013 during the visit of our guests. Our project will be continued until summer 2014

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  • 1. Meeting in Poland15.04-19.04.2013
  • 2. Andrzej MazurWiktor Kuklewski
  • 3. Facebook vs. Twitter vs. E-mailWe asked 50 people about their preferencesconcerning communicators they like most.Here are the results:
  • 4. 87%3%10%communicatorsfacebook e-mail twitter
  • 5. As we can see the greatest number of respondentsprefer facebook. Twitter is on the second position. Whenwe asked about it people said twitter is less popular. E-mail is the least popular. Almost all said it’s slow anduncomfortable.
  • 6. • More formal• larger attachments• Quickly sentinformation• Easy to use• A lot of friends• Clear interface• Add posts and linksBenefitsFacebook & twitter E-mail
  • 7. MartaGolińska
  • 8. There are billion users on fb. Weplace there a lot of photos,information about us, films.Everyone can see it on our profiles.Everyone can see where you arefrom, who you are meeting and whatyou are interested in.
  • 9. We shouldn’t add people whowe don’t know, because theycan be dangerous for us. Wecan’t be sure who they reallyare. Sometimes these peoplewant to collect informationabout us. For example, theywant to know who yourparents are and where theywork. These ,,virtual friends’’can bully or rob us!
  • 10. For many young people fbbecame an integral part oftheir lives. They want to bepopular. Everyone wants tohave more ,,like it’’ underphotos or posts. As a result,communication with ourreal friends becomes lessimportant.Facebook can be anaddition.
  • 11. To sum up there are many advantagesand disadvantages connected with usingfacebook. Certainly fb can be useful andfacilitate our life but we should be carefuland avoid spending all our free time onit.
  • 12. Olga JabłonowskaJulia Nowoszewska
  • 13. Ways of using websitesto learn EnglishFACEBOOK:By this social website you can communicate withpeople from different countries, which can teach youlots of new expressions and words.TWITTER:On Twitter you can follow our favourite celebritiesor just our friends and that also can teach you lots ofnew words.YOUTUBE: Watching interesting people is so exciting! It’s evenbetter when you watch them in English andunderstand more and more… You won’t even notice andyou’ll be able to understand every word.
  • 14. TUMBLR AND BLOGSPOT:Reading entries of your favourite bloggershelps you to learn English.INTERNET GAMES:In some of them you can play with peoplefrom other countries and also most of thesegames are in English.SKYPE:Skype is one of the best ways to talk withsomebody, especially in English! You don’t havemuch time to check words or expressions soyou have to try use your own vocabulary.SITES WITH LYRICS TRANSLATIONS:You can finally find out what is your favouriteartist singing about! And you can learn newwords!
  • 15. Questionnaire
  • 16. Patrycja ŚliwińskaOla Wielgolewska
  • 17. 18 people talkingabout us116 people likeour page
  • 18. What did we achieve?We believe that this site is a very good way tocommunicate fast nowadays. We can put therepictures, posts, videos, and music. We comunicate inEnglish, thanks to this we can learn a foreignlanguage and find new friends. This is a fantastic toolto make our project more popular and stay in touchwith our partners when they come back home!
  • 19. Teachers and technologyDominik CiborskiWojtek Hoheker
  • 20.  How often do you use multimedia on your lessons? What do you use multimedia for? Would you take part in any extra trainings or coursesto improve your multimedia skills? Is multimedia equipment in our school sufficient? Do you think that lessons with multimedia are moreinteresting for the students? Do the student understand more with multimediaused on classes? How do you prefer to perform your lessons – with orwithout multimedia?Questions asked in thequestionnaire
  • 21. Great majority of teachers use multimedia once a week.Often we heard that multimedia are used for presentations oreducational films.The knowledge of multimedia was not sufficient for manyteachers.Multimedia equipment in our school is not sufficientLessons with multimedia are more interesting for thestudents.Students understand more with multimedia used on classes.Quite many teachers prefer conducting their lessons – withmultimedia
  • 22. Aleksander HebdaNatalia KonatowiczJulia Biernat
  • 23. You can use films andmusic to learn English inmany different ways:Through watching English or American films withsubtitles you can learn the right pronunciation ofnew words.We can also learn real, everyday language and use itin class.
  • 24. Music is also very useful: youcan print out the lyrics ofyour favourite songs,translate them and learn afew new words.Listening to songs willimprove your pronunciation.Singing songs along will helpyou remember the newwords.
  • 25. Comenius ProjectPrepared by:Zuzanna KijekAgnieszka KliśAleksandra PatkowskaNatalia PogorzelskaAleksandra SejNo. of respondents: 24 girls and 22 boys
  • 26. • Most of the studentslearn English (7-9 years)and German (4-6 years)• The least of respondentslearn Spanish, Latin,Hungarian and Mandarin
  • 27. How do you define your knowledge of foreign languages?• EnglishEnglish• very good and good• GermanGerman• middle• RussianRussian• weak and very good• FrenchFrench• weak and middle• ItalianItalian• weak• SpanishSpanish• weak• HungarianHungarian• very good• MandarinMandarin• very good
  • 28. Most of the students learn foreignlanguages also out of school and try towiden their vocabulary for example byreading books and magazines as wellas watching movies. A lot of students(57 %) said that they always, often orusually translate songs in English.When it comes to additional materialsthey use the most frequent answer wasthe Internet (35 respondents) anddictionaries (27 respondents).
  • 29. About 39% of students learn foreign languages only at school while 61%of respondents learn foreign languages additionally. They have privatelessons at home or in language schools. It’s worth mentioning that thereis a higher rate of students who take extra lessons at home than atlanguage schools.
  • 30. How do you estimate the content of your Englishcoursebook?• Most of the studentsbelieve that the level ofcoursebooks is sufficient.• Only 9 students said thatthe level is too low.• We also wanted to know ifstudents use dictionariesin our coursebooks and itturned out that only 9percent of respondentssaid that they never use adictionary in theircoursebooks. One thirdsof students answered thatthey only sometimes usethe dictionary.
  • 31.  Teachers usually startlessons by checking aattendance list. The number of students whoclaimed that teachers begina lesson with checkinghomework or revision ofpreviously introducedmaterial was the same (17percent).How does your teacher begin the English lesson?
  • 32. Does your teacher give you handouts? How often?Almost one thirds of asked students anwered that they are not given handouts. About63 percent of students claimed that they receive handouts quite often.
  • 33. Does your teacher bring multimedia presentationsrelated to lesson subject?Our teachers mostly don’t bring or bring presentations 1-3 times per term, which is ashame because presentations seem to be quite interesting in our opinion.
  • 34. Do you learn by fun on lessons (quizzes, movies)?How often?Although there is a great amount of respondents who maintain that teachers use games,quizzes or movies during a lesson, there are many individuals who are of a different opinion(33 %).
  • 35. Do you use English whenyou’re abroad?Do you think that foreigntrips improve your Englishskills?Most of the students use English abroad and believe it improves theirEnglish proficiency.
  • 36. No. of respondents: 24 girls and 24 boysPaweł DudaJan MorekTomasz NowackiMateusz RuniewiczKarol SokołowkiJan UrbańskiPresentation was created by Mateusz Runiewicz
  • 37. 1.How often do you have exams?Most of the studentssaid that teachers havegot a habit ofexamining studentsafter each unit of acoursebook. About 89percent of teachersprefer running a testafter every unit.
  • 38. 2.What kind of testingdo you prefer?Students seem to be afraid ofbeing tested orally. Only fourstudents answered that theywould prefer oral way of testingof their knowledge. A greatmajority of students have apreference of written way oftesting.In fact, teachers apt to teststudents in writing. This maybe caused by the fact that ‘testgimnazjalny’ (test that studentswrite at the end of middleschool) does not check ourspeaking skills but our writingskills, grammar, spelling, etc.
  • 39. 3.Are short testsannounced in advance?Apart from tests that last about45 minutes we’ve got short tests.The second are 15 – 20 minuteslong.Students claim thatapproximately 78 percent ofteachers tend to announce shorttests in advance so that studentscan prepare themselves for atest.There is only small percentage ofteachers who ask students towrite unannounced tests fromtime to time.
  • 40. 4.How often do youhave homework to do?In Poland it is common to givestudents homework. Almost allrespondents answered that theyare always or often asked to dohomework. Only one personanswered that teachers hardlyever give homework.
  • 41. 5.Where do you doyour homework?We also wanted to know wherestudents do their homework. Dueto the data that we gathered,two-thirds of questioned peoplesay that they do homework athome.Most of respondents say thatthey prefer doing homework athome because it is easier toconcentrate there whereas atschool it is difficult to find aplace where you can focus yourattention.What is more, we’ve got limitedaccess to the Internet at schooland as we all know, the Internet
  • 42. 6.How many exercises haveyou got as a homework?The statistics of our surveyshow that students seem tohave a lot of homework to do onaverage.Nobody said that theirhomework limits to only oneexercise. Most of the students,that is to say 50%, claimed thattheir homework amounts fromtwo to five exercises whileapproximately 19% ofindividuals said that they aregiven even more than fiveexercises to do.
  • 43. 7.Is the instruction of yourhomework explained?Although there are moreresponders who admit thatteachers explain homework, agreat amount of studentsmaintain that teachers don’tgive explanation of how to dohomework, which is a shame.It is important for a teacher toexplain the instruction of a taskto avoid students’ confusionand misinterpretation. On theother hand, students shouldn’tbe afraid to ask for specificinformation how to do the task.
  • 44. 8.How often do teachersuse teaching aids?Nowadays teachers have got a great variety ofteaching aids: posters, charts, maps, drawings,flashcards, dictionaries, overhead projectors, CDplayers, DVD players, computers and so on.However, there is still a great number of teacherswho seldom use such a kind of improvement of ateaching and learning process, which is a shame.
  • 45. Data compiled by ourresearch group show thatthere are a lot of teacherswho hardly ever or evennever use teaching aids(about 29% of teachersaltogether).About 35% of respondentssaid that teachers tend to useteaching aids from time totime and 31% of studentsclaim that teachersfrequently use teaching aids.
  • 46. 9.Do you watch films inEnglish during the lesson?Using movies in class can beengaging and helpful forstudents.However, teachers who showmovies that are not connectedto learning have given movies abad name. Consequently, such akind of films may be regarded asa waste of time not only bystudents but also by theirparents.It is important for a teacher tointroduce a film that educatesstudents and broadens themind.
  • 47. Thank you for yourattention!