Learning a second language through eTwinning


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Workshop given by Ria De Wilde (Be) and Alice Micallef (Mt) at the eTwinning Conference in Budapest. 01-04-2011

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Learning a second language through eTwinning

  1. 1. eTwinning conference 2011Budapest <br />Workshop:<br />Learning a second language through eTwinning<br />Ria De Wilde (Be)<br />Alice Micallef (Mt)<br />
  2. 2. Ria De Wilde: <br /><ul><li>teacher of French and coordinator in Belgium,
  3. 3. in the Flemish part: in Poperinge, near to the French border
  4. 4. French = second language
  5. 5. eTwinning projects since 2005, in French, one in Spanish
  6. 6. coordinator of a Comenius project, in English</li></li></ul><li>eTwinning partners all over Europe:<br />a very small number in France!<br />
  7. 7. Activities to motivate the students : use a socialnetworkorthe neweTwinningTwinSpace<br />Until last year:<br />Ning / New TwinSpace<br />This school year:<br />Grouply / New TwinSpace<br />Tools used for collaboration:<br />Blogs<br />Wikis<br />Embed videos (YouTube/Vimeo/…) <br />Embed PPT (slideshare)<br />…<br />
  8. 8. Secondlanguagelearning:ourfirstaim: learn the foreignlanguage!<br />Competences:<br />Writing<br />Reading<br />Listening<br />Speaking<br />
  9. 9. Secondlanguagelearning:smallprojects <-> big projectsintegration in the curriculum<br />Projects:<br />Eurodrawing<br />Mot de passe: CYBER ESPACE.<br />
  10. 10. Activities to motivate the students:make a film with Windows Movie Maker<br />Preparation:<br />- Write a text<br /><ul><li> Take pictures</li></ul>- Record the presentation<br /><ul><li> Film the school
  11. 11. Use Windows Movie Maker</li></ul>Responsibility of the students!<br />Fun!<br />A little bit of fear!<br />Real audience!<br />
  12. 12. Activities to motivate the students : write a story together and use a WIKI<br />Planète @dos<br />La Cyberclasse EUropéenne<br />The Quest for the European Grail<br />
  13. 13. Activities to motivate the students : <br />the students discuss about the project in a FORUM<br />Project:La<br />CyberclasseEUropéenne.<br />
  14. 14. Activities to motivate the students : <br />the students prepare a quiz and publish it in a BLOG<br />Project:<br />Notre fabuleuse histoire européenne.<br />
  15. 15. Activities to motivate the students :<br />Present historic figures, choose 2 figures of the partners and make a video of them.<br />The presentations are uploaded on Slideshare and embedded in the TwinSpace.<br />The videos are uploaded on Vimeo and will also be embedded in the TwinSpace.<br />
  16. 16. Activities to motivate the students : <br />the students write a story based on pictures taken by the students.<br />Project:<br />10x10x10<br />
  17. 17. Activities to motivate the students : <br />the students write a song together and publish the performance.<br />Project:<br />The Quest for the European Grail.<br />
  18. 18. Activities to motivate the students : <br />-create a Voki<br />-record the voice<br />of the students <br />with Voxopop<br />Projects:<br />Mot de passe: CYBER ESPACE.<br />Bon.PlanNet<br />
  19. 19. Alice Micallef<br /> Language teaching and learning in Malta<br />Teaching German as a foreign language.<br />Coordinator for German as a foreign language.<br />
  20. 20. Creating situations for learningbeyond the classroom walls<br /> eTwinning tasks integrated within / as an extension of classroom activities.<br />Twinspace <br />Wiki <br />Forum<br />
  21. 21. Learning the language – the intercultural dimension of language learning<br />Twinspace - E-Mail <br />What do we work on?<br />About our life in Malta and Germany.<br />Integrating classroom content with student task objectives.<br />
  22. 22. Our partner class in Germany<br />Project work – collaborating with the partner class<br />
  23. 23. The travel guide- Project work<br />Writing about places to visit in Malta / Germany <br />A cultural , a historical and a place for entertainment <br />Present a place to your partner on the twinspace<br />Ask for information <br />Help your eTwinning partners to write in the target language / your mother tongue..<br />Present a ‘travel guide’ with the information collected, about the authors, and the students providing the information. <br />DER REISEFÜHRER<br />
  24. 24. Individual and group planning<br />
  25. 25. an element of trust ...information gap activities ..sources of information<br />My favourite place in Berlin<br />An interesting place in Berlin is the ……………….. It is an entire quarter built from scratch after 1995, in place of the Berlin wall which had divided the city for years. <br />
  26. 26. Collaborative work<br />
  27. 27. Wiki – reflecting on language learning - collaborating and constructing ..<br />Continuation of group work started in class<br />Input from target language speakers.<br />Proofreading and correcting each<br />others’ work.<br />
  28. 28. Extension of group work – class wiki<br />
  29. 29. A community of learning – class forum<br />Hallo. Ich bin Sarah. Ich habe diese Webseite gefunden und sie ist toll. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/languages/german/Aisfor.shtml<br />Eine interessane Webseite ...hier kann man Texte finden ...und viel mehr.http://www.deutschlern.net/Und hier kannst du ein Thema aussuchen und Wortschatz wiederholen ....oder etwas Neues lernen....auch wenn du italienisch nicht verstehst.http://ospitiweb.indire.it/ictavagnacco/deutsch/Hallo! Ich bin Rebecca. Ich habe diese Übungen gefunden:http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/german/readingf/<br />
  30. 30. Learning aims – learning outcomes<br /><ul><li>eTwinning activities integrated within language lessons
  31. 31. Language learning aims set by the teacher.
  32. 32. Language learning tasks set by teacher and students.
  33. 33. Element of choice – addressing diverse learning styles and learning competences.</li></li></ul><li>Second language learning <br />Focus on the process of learning <br />Learners have time to reflect on the language – focus on language awareness<br />Learn the language through active engagement<br />Space to construct the language through interaction with other language learners<br />
  34. 34. eTwinning - learner attitudes to language learning.<br />Motivation to learn the language.<br />The role of the language being learned – students’ attitude to language learning.<br />Need to learn the language – long and short term aims.<br />Working on various competencies–starting from what students can do with the language / creating a space within which to use the language through authentic situations. <br />
  35. 35. eTwinning activities to share<br />A task set <br />Within the language lesson/ over a number of lessons <br />Target language speakers/ native tongue speakers<br />Main language aims<br />Collaboration with classmates / with partner class<br />Learning outcomes <br />
  36. 36. Discussion in small groups:Which activity is very useful for second language learning? Write it on the yellow post-it note.Propose another useful activity you have experience with. Write it on the green post-it note.<br />
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