Google Maps Street View in Language Lessons

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Using Real Life Tasks in Class
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Google Maps Street View in Language Lessons

  1. 1. in Language Lessons Google Maps Street View Using Real Life Tasks in Class
  2. 2. Google Maps Street View <ul><li>Real Online Tool – Ideal for Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Online map service from Google </li></ul><ul><li>Connects street photos with map </li></ul><ul><li>“ Visit” places as if you were there! </li></ul>
  3. 3. I. Students Give Directions <ul><li>Visit real places online… </li></ul><ul><li>Directions via map </li></ul><ul><li>Guide teacher/student in Street View </li></ul>
  4. 4. II. Students as Tour Guides <ul><li>Visit real places online… </li></ul><ul><li>Student gives guide of city </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Role-play tour guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe favorite city </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. III. Students Discover Cities <ul><li>Visit a property for sale </li></ul><ul><li>Online Estate Agents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Property descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See locations </li></ul></ul>A one bedroom, second floor period conversion flat in good condition in Covent Garden, with views along Chandos Place. Within close walking distance of Leicester Square… Covent Garden, London £70,000
  6. 6. III. Students Discover Cities <ul><li>Visit the neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>Describe it (factual portrayal) </li></ul><ul><li>Relate to it (opinions, impressions) </li></ul><ul><li>Role-play it (selling or buying) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Find Out More… <ul><li>More ideas and </li></ul><ul><li>further information about </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps Street View </li></ul><ul><li>for language learning… </li></ul><ul><li>www.avatarlanguages.com/ howweteach.php </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who Are We? <ul><li>An online language school, offering… </li></ul><ul><li>… one-to-one language classes </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Other languages </li></ul><ul><li>www.avatarlanguages.com </li></ul>

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