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  • 1. 1Shaun WildenSerbia May 20131Projecting 21st century languageskills1
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  • 4. 11What do we mean by a „project‟?A project is an extended piece of work on aparticular topic where the content and thepresentation are determined principally by thelearners.Tom Hutchinson - http://oupeltglobalblog.com/2010/11/26/introduction-to-project-work-what-is-a-project/Project work is student-centered and driven by theneed to create an end-project.Diana L. Fried-Booth Project work OUP
  • 5. 11Why do project work?•develops confidence and independence.•real-world collaboration.•allows for creativity.•good for mixed ability classes.•draws on other aspects not just linguistic skills.•helps critical thinking skills.•turns language into real communication.•promotes the simultaneous acquisition of language,content, and skills.
  • 6. 11Beckett and Slater: The project framework: a tool for language, content, and skills
  • 7. 11Why do project work?•develops confidence and independence.•real-world collaboration.•allows for creativity.•good for mixed ability classes.•draws on other aspects not just linguistic skills.•helps critical thinking skills.•turns language into real communication.•promotes the simultaneous acquisition of language,content, and skills.
  • 8. 11http://www.p21.org/overview
  • 9. 11Examples from Headway PI and Solutions PI
  • 10. 11Things to wearThe NewsFoodFree timeWork life balanceMy favourite writerSounding politeGoodbyeA postcardSportPopular FestivalsA questionnaireA cafeWhere are theyfrom? Some topics in Headway Elementary, PI andSolutions Elementary and PI
  • 11. 11- Take out your phone.- Talk about its functions.- Find a couple of things all your phones do.- Do you have photo on your device?- Show it and talk about it to your partner.
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  • 14. 11Free time - take a photo ofyour weekendSending apostcardEnglish around youVisual DictionaryDigital Scavengerhuntexam tasks / art gallery / odd one outPractice alanguage point
  • 15. 11Free time - take a photo of your weekend
  • 16. 11Exam tasks / art gallery / odd one out
  • 17. 11Headway PIPractice a language pointVisual Dictionary
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  • 19. 111 a centre for project.2 a record of work covered in classes.3 highlighting core lesson vocabulary.4 highlighting core grammar.5 homework reminders.6 important term reminders.7 exam practice activities.8 links to external practice sites.9 providing a “safe” online communication environment.10 developing group rapport.
  • 20. 11English around youhttp://www.glogster.com
  • 21. 11Headway PISending a postcard
  • 22. 11Collaborative Story tellingHeadway Elementary
  • 23. 11http://comiclife.com
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  • 25. 11Digital Scavenger huntGive me a letter......
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  • 27. 11Planning a project“We find the best wayto start is to think of theend-product”Philips, Bruwood & Dunford: Projects with young learners
  • 28. 11From Project Work by Fried-Booth
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  • 31. 11Examples from Headway PI and Solutions PIEnd productAreasCoveredIntroduceNegotiateManageEvaluate
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  • 33. 11http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/
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  • 36. 11Solutions - Elementary
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  • 40. 11NewsA school / class magazine on a wikiAn emagazine using a site like http://issuu.com
  • 41. 11Monitoring andevaluatingA weekly review → a handouta journal (can be spoken)emailsClassroom discussions / class feedback sessionsEvaluate based on the objectives / end outcomeFeedback based on task first then the language
  • 42. 11http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNQAV-AkGME
  • 43. 11Podcasting / Recording audioAudio dictionariesAudio gap fillsGuess what I am talkingabout
  • 44. 11Podcasting / Recording audioAudio dictionariesAudio gap fillsGuess what I am talkingabout
  • 45. 11Podcasting / Recording audioAudio dictionariesAudio gap fillsGuess what I am talkingaboutClass radioAudio tour guideClass learning podcast
  • 46. 11Things to wearThe NewsFoodFree timeWork life balanceMy favourite writerSounding politeGoodbyeA postcardSportPopular FestivalsA questionnaireA cafeWhere are theyfrom? Some topics in Headway Elementary, PI andSolutions Elementary and PI
  • 47. 11Thank you forlisteningshaunwilden@gmail.comdownload the slides, links etcshaunwilden.com