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Using News Websites In Elt

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Using News Websites In Elt

  1. 1. LANGUAGE LEARNING RESOURCES PRESENTERS : WILSON RAMON HERNANDEZ P. OSCAR E. ATEHORTUA MARULANDA PROFESSOR: M.A. DIEGO FERDANDO MACÍAS V. UNIVERSIDAD DE CALDAS – UNIVERSIDAD SURCOLOMBIANA MAESTRÍA EN DIDACTICA DEL INGLÉS NEIVA 2008 NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
  2. 2. NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS OVERVIEW CONCEPT NEWS WEBSITES NEWS WEBSITES LESSON ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES RFLECTIONS
  3. 3. News websites are a great variety of online news sources such as: newspapers, TV, and news radio programs produced in English-speaking countries with non educational purposes, and local news sources made with educational purposes, particularly useful for students studying English in their own country. CONCEPT NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
  4. 4. <ul><li>http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.elcolombiano.com/bilingue.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nytimes.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.yappr.com/welcome/Video </li></ul>NEWS WEBSITES NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
  5. 5. <ul><li>ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Compare how news is reported in Local and National Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Infer conclusions. </li></ul><ul><li>Produce a newspaper on a webpage. </li></ul><ul><li>Produce an a radio / TV news broadcast. </li></ul><ul><li>Contextualized technical words. </li></ul><ul><li>Make summary from an original article. </li></ul><ul><li>Make an oral presentation about News </li></ul><ul><li>Can search online different news </li></ul>NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
  6. 6. <ul><li>ADVANTAGES: </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements in technology allow the students not just to read the latest news, but also, watch or listen to them. </li></ul><ul><li>Online news webites help us to motivate students by bringing real life into the language classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Online news websites provide access to up-to-date news from around the world. </li></ul>NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
  7. 7. NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS <ul><li>Online news websites allow us to bring authentic language to the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Media makes language learning more meaningful and exciting. </li></ul><ul><li>Language learners can short-cut the process of acquiring competence in the target language(Stevens,1993). </li></ul>ADVANTAGES:
  8. 8. <ul><li>DISADVANTAGES: </li></ul><ul><li>There is a gap between the literature on the use of computers and technology for teaching purposes and the implementation in EFL contexts. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical and financial problems, such as: long waiting time to access information and costs related to the acquisition of infrastructure: “computers, programs, training, telephone lines, and other expenses” </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of training and familiarity with computers and the internet on the part of both learners and teachers. </li></ul>NEWS WEBSITES IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS
  9. 9. REFLECTIONS <ul><li>1. Computers and the internet are so widespread today that one feels outdated if not using them. </li></ul><ul><li>2. All types of technology are instruments for assisting the teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Some students feel more comfortable with technology than the teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not feel threatened. Instead, ask the experts “the students”, to serve as teacher assistants. </li></ul><ul><li>4. The computer system is more than the monitor, the mouse, and the keyboard: </li></ul><ul><li>It also includes the printer, speakers, headphones, microphone, digital camera, etc. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>5. Computer technology contains the components necessary for addressing the learning style of students: </li></ul><ul><li>Visual, oral, auditor, and kinesthetic. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Media appliances enable the teacher to address the four components of language: </li></ul><ul><li>Reading, writing, listening, and speaking. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Change is challenging but healthy. </li></ul>REFLECTIONS Would it be possible in the future to replace teachers with technology? A final question
  11. 11. REFERENCES <ul><li>http://www.oup.com/elt/naturalenglish </li></ul><ul><li>http://edition.cnn.com/studentsnews </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nytimes.com </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet TESL Journal- http:/www.iteslj.org/ </li></ul>
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