Aplicaciones móviles para la enseñanza del inglés como lengua extranjera disponibles en la web. (Pilar Rodriguez)


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Aplicaciones móviles para la enseñanza del inglés como lengua extranjera disponibles en la web. (Pilar Rodriguez)

  1. 1. Aplicaciones móviles para la enseñanza del inglés como lengua extranjera disponibles en la web Mobile applications for EFL available on the web Pilar Rodríguez Arancón prodriguez@flog.uned.es
  2. 2. What we are going to see in the course • Background of Mobile Learning • Characteristics • Positive points • Weak points • Some tools to develop apps • First task – apps evaluation • Second task – lesson plan • Sharing some conclusions
  3. 3. Background • The origins of Mobile learning /m-learning or MALL (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) are in e-learning
  4. 4. E-learning You have probably used the Internet to answer questions about English or to find activities for your classes. As you know, the search can be done in several ways: • You can find full courses, especially for levels A2 and B1 of the CEFR; such as: – La Mansión del inglés http://www.mansioningles.com/nuevocurso.htm – Curso-ingles.com http://www.curso-ingles.com/ – Aulafácil http://www.aulafacil.com/ – OM Personal http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/ – Inglés Mundial http://www.inglesmundial.com/index.html
  5. 5. E-learning • You can ask a question and access a forum such as Wordreference or Yahoo respuestas, or the BBC; a page with the answer, such as English Plus, or a grammar point within a course, such as Saber inglés. As an example we can type especially specially: – http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=12996 94&langid=24 – http://es.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=2010102 4122354AA7MeI7 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/gramm ar/learnit/learnitv265.shtml – http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000287.htm – http://www.saberingles.com.ar/which/95.html
  6. 6. E-learning • You can search for activities for a specific grammatical point and get worksheets to do in class or pages in which to do the activity and get immediate feedback. As an example, if we type “past continuous activities”: * We find worksheets to print and hand out: – https://www.google.es/search?q=past+continuous+act ivities&client=firefox-a&hs=Pzm&rls=org.mozilla:es- ES:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=f6 zKUZHXCu_g7Qba- 4DQDQ&ved=0CDQQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=629 – http://www.esltower.com/GRAMMARSHEETS/pastcont inuous/pastcontinuousboardgame.pdf
  7. 7. E-learning * Or for self-correction which can be more or less sophisticated: – http://s.mound.free.fr/skyblues67/WasWereVing/c onjwasworking.htm – http://www.really-learn-english.com/past- progressive-exercises.html#01 – http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram- up/grammar/past-progressive
  8. 8. MALL • MALL is the next step in the evolution of educational technology reflecting the convergence of mobile technology and e- learning in response to a more dynamic society that seeks a personalized, lifelong and universal education (Romero et al., 2010)
  9. 9. Characteristics • Formal and informal learning • Ubiquitous (any time and anywhere): at home, at work, while travelling, when waiting or even walking • Dynamic • It seems to be the natural progression from e- learning • Flexible
  10. 10. Positive points • A platform that supports many things (text, image, sound) • Technology is now cheaper than printing • Promotes individual and collaborative learning • Integral part of life • Rather large number of users: http://mobithinking.com/mobile-marketing- tools/latest-mobile-stats/b#mobilebroadband
  11. 11. Positive points • This type of stimuli as a combination of sound, image and creative elements is ideal for learning • As Glasser (2000) pointed out, humans retain 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see and 50% of what they see and hear at the same time
  12. 12. Negative points • It is still in the early days of development • Apps are not designed for all operating systems • It makes us re-think how to teach • It is a challenge from the designing point of view • There are over 28,000 apps for educational purposes available on the market at present, so they do not all have the same standard of quality (http://www.eduapps.es)
  13. 13. Developing tools
  14. 14. Types of apps • Games, very often aimed at children, e.g. apps available from Cambridge English Online • App versions of dictionaries, handbooks and textbooks, e.g. Cambridge’s EFL methods, dictionaries, etc. • Apps providing vocabulary, grammar and/or pronunciation practice, such as My Word Book, Johnny Grammar’s Quiz Master, 60 Second Word Challenge or Sounds Right. – Some go beyond mere drilling or quizzing: listening comprehension practice by means of podcasts and the exploitation thereof, e.g. Listen-to-English and A Cup Of English; – apps allowing conversation practice, e.g. English Feed, even with other users, e.g. The Language Campus Adaptation of online courses such as Busuu and EF’s English Town to mobile devices • Apps exploiting the use of language in context (most closely related to the interests and goals of SO-CALL-ME): through podcasts –e.g. Learn English, Talking Business English– videos –e.g. Learn English Audio & Video, Conversation English– films –e.g. English Attack– and cartoons –e.g. Big City Small World.
  15. 15. Types of app - Price • Mobile versions of traditional dictionaries, textbooks, vocabulary or grammar tests, etc., (as high as around 30€) • Apps downloadable for a small amount –usually around 1€, and rarely above 3€ (e.g. Cambridge’s English Monstruo) • Apps with an initial free sample pack and the possibility to download further packs for a small amount (again, around 1€; e.g. the British Council’s LearnEnglish Grammar • Completely free apps, e.g. The wide choice of apps available from the British Council. • Full-fledged English courses , e.g. Busuu or EF’s EnglishTown (the price depends on the needs of the user and/or seasonal offers)
  16. 16. Some apps available on the web • http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en • http://elt.oup.com/feature/global/apps/?cc=global&s elLanguage=en • http://www.cambridgeapps.org/
  17. 17. Task 1 (15mn.) • This is a rubric that you can use to assess two of the apps available in the previous pages, although you could use your own criteria http://det.wa.edu.au/ipadsforeducation/detcm s/navigation/applications/#internalSection1
  18. 18. Your ideas • What are the most important features for you? • Why? • Do you think that you would use them as part of your classroom activities? As homework?
  19. 19. Task 2 (15 mn.) • Draft a Lesson plan including specific activities from one of the apps available in those links
  20. 20. Your ideas • How would you integrate them? • Do you think they provide something extra to your teaching? Why? Why not?
  21. 21. Some more apps Herramienta Web TwinVox http://www.twinvox.com/ Herramienta Web Cookit Creator http://cookit.e2bn.org/recipe_creator_beta/ Herramienta Web PhraseMix http://www.phrasemix.com/ Herramienta Web BrainPop http://www.brainpop.com/english/ Herramienta Voxi (para llevar) http://voxy.com/about-us#press Herramienta Web EnglishAttack http://es.english-attack.com/ Herramienta Web Language City http://london.languagecity.com/login#.UIP6lm8yI7I Herramienta Web On-line utility http://www.online-utility.org/english/index.jsp Learn out loud http://www.learnoutloud.com/Catalog/Languages Free rice http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1387 Listen-to-english http://www.listen-to-english.com/ Word Champ http://www.wordchamp.com/lingua2/Home.do Anglomaniacy http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/ Bite sized English http://bite-sized-english.com/ Podcast App http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/tips/mobile-learning LearnEnglish Audio & Video https://itunes.apple.com/app/learnenglish-audio-video/id529480955?mt=8 Learn English Grammar http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps/learnenglish-grammar MyWordBook http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps/mywordbook LearnEnglish http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps/elementary-podcasts LearnEnglish Sports World http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps/learnenglish-sports-world Sounds Right http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps/sounds-right WordShake http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps/wordshake Johnny Grammar’s Quizz Master http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/mobile-learning/johnny-grammars-quizmaster 60 Second Word Challenge http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps/60-second-word-challenge
  22. 22. Some more apps Big City Small World http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps/big-city-small-world Premier Skills http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps/premier-skills EnglishTown EF http://www.englishtown.com/online/dp/press_11-09-2010.aspx Aprende inglés con busuu.com https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.busuu.android.enc The language campus http://www.thelanguagecampus.com/?page_id=937 Cnn Asia Pacific http://www.cnnasiapacific.com/press/en/content/541/ Wag mob Apps http://english.wagmob.com/ Talking business English http://www.talkingbusinessenglish.com 80 apps to learn a new language http://iphone.appstorm.net/roundups/lifestyle-roundups/80-apps-to-learn-a-new- language/ English Feed http://www.englishfeed.com/?p=134 Quiz up http://www.cambridgemobileapps.com/education/quiz-up.html Grammar http://www.cambridgemobileapps.com/grammar.html Exams http://www.cambridgemobileapps.com/exams.html Interchange http://www.cambridgemobileapps.com/general/intarc.html SpeakingPal English Tutor http://mobile.brothersoft.com/speakingpal-english-tutor-download-919188.html Genko Flascards https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-free-british-english/id307876281?mt=8 Talking Dictionary http://download.cnet.com/Cambridge-Advanced-Learners-Talking-Dictionary- iPhone/3000-18495_4-206345.html Oxford Dictionary https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oxford-deluxe-ode-ote-powered/id307233030?mt=8 IELTS vocabulary http://appfinder.lisisoft.com/app/ielts-master-vocab-guide-english.html Vaughan radio http://www.vaughanradio.com
  23. 23. Thank you very much for your attention