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Twitter for Language Learning  Conversational Learning 
Twitter  for language learning <ul><li>Conversational writing </li></ul><ul><li>Connect students beyond class </li></ul><u...
What is Twitter? <ul><li>Microblogging – blog posts the size of an SMS message </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation tool  </li><...
Why is Twitter interesting? <ul><li>Many students already use twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Quick and simple to use </li></ul>...
How can we use it for language learning? <ul><li>Following conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Folllowing people </li></ul><ul...
I. Following conversations <ul><li>Students read public twitter conversations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading different auth...
II. Following People <ul><li>Students subsribe to twitter accounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow media organizations </li><...
III. Twittering in a community <ul><li>Whole class converses using Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates on thoughts and a...
IV. Twitterature  <ul><li>Summarizing text  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write tweet for each chapter in book </li></ul></ul><ul>...
V. Twitter conversations <ul><li>Parrallel conversations in class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tweets appear on interactive white...
Appropriate Pedagogies <ul><li>Task-based learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique & practical communication </li></ul></ul><...
Find Out More… <ul><li>Learn more about  </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter  </li></ul><ul><li>in language learning... </li></ul><u...
Who Are We? <ul><li>An online language school, offering… </li></ul><ul><li>… one-to-one language classes  </li></ul><ul><l...
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Twitter for Language Learning

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Twitter and Microblogging for Language Learning
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Twitter for Language Learning

  1. 1. Twitter for Language Learning Conversational Learning 
  2. 2. Twitter for language learning <ul><li>Conversational writing </li></ul><ul><li>Connect students beyond class </li></ul><ul><li>Unique & practical communication </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Twitter? <ul><li>Microblogging – blog posts the size of an SMS message </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation tool </li></ul><ul><li>Web and mobile access </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent updates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What am I doing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What am I thinking? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why is Twitter interesting? <ul><li>Many students already use twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Quick and simple to use </li></ul><ul><li>Distinctive communication style </li></ul><ul><li>Conversational writing </li></ul>
  5. 5. How can we use it for language learning? <ul><li>Following conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Folllowing people </li></ul><ul><li>Twittering in a community </li></ul><ul><li>Twitterature </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter conversations in class </li></ul>
  6. 6. I. Following conversations <ul><li>Students read public twitter conversations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading different authors (twitterers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding flow of conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn twitter-language </li></ul>
  7. 7. II. Following People <ul><li>Students subsribe to twitter accounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow media organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow certain individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Receive regular updates on topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert L1 habit to L2 context </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. III. Twittering in a community <ul><li>Whole class converses using Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates on thoughts and activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing ideas for class assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter as additional communication channel </li></ul>
  9. 9. IV. Twitterature <ul><li>Summarizing text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write tweet for each chapter in book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on main event or theme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing Twitterature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative „book“ writing </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. V. Twitter conversations <ul><li>Parrallel conversations in class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tweets appear on interactive whiteboard in classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students comment on class activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public „note passing“ between students </li></ul>
  11. 11. Appropriate Pedagogies <ul><li>Task-based learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique & practical communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concise writing style </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid responses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Dogme language teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter is conversation! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conversation via Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter as stimulus for conversation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Find Out More… <ul><li>Learn more about </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>in language learning... </li></ul><ul><li>www.avatarlanguages.com/teaching/twitter.php </li></ul>
  13. 13. 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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