English for Spesific Purposes

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This is case of Business English learners for ESP in Applied Linguistics by using Technology
by Ayu Monita
Indonesia
Semarang
UDINUS
Faculty of humanities

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English for Spesific Purposes

  1. 1. Internet components: Website for Case Study 1 • • • • • How Stuff Works (www.howstuffworks.com) E-How (www.ehow.co.uk) http://English360.com www.onestopenglish.com http://breakingnewsenglish.com
  2. 2. LEARNER AUTONOMY The internet enables learners to become autonomous. The internet for self-study purposes without the need for a teacher.
  3. 3. CASE STUDY 2: BUSINESS ENGLISH
  4. 4. Case Study 2: Business English Age 40 to 55 Managers in ‘learning organisation’ Their focus are on ‘knowledge production and management’ and which provides its services to international customers. The teacher is taking an Teacher important role to develop activities ‘that help them make the most of the time they can devote to English, to enjoy the experience,’ and ‘to get positive outcomes.’
  5. 5. CASE 2 Notice: If the activities and the content are relevant to learner’s lives, the motivation is higher. The familiar content can help them to focus more on details.
  6. 6. CASE 2 The course context: ❶Face-to-face component ❷Take place at the organisation ❸Using an online component Surprisingly, it is not compulsory but employees are encouraged to participate.
  7. 7. CASE 2 Materials and technology used • Authentic materials from the organisation itself are the majority of the audio and written texts. • Technology used an educational platform, , email, and virtual conferencing rooms. • The internet is also used to introduce the students to tools such as online dictionaries.
  8. 8. Types of activities Presentation Giving Feedback To simulate webinars and online meetings To practise email writing and do other types of activities, By listening the recorded presentation The same virtual room is used by students The educational platform is used. CASE 2
  9. 9. Usability and constraints of the technology └ CASE 2 The online educational platform asks for a fee per student per month. Most of the other tools do not charge any fees. ┌ The managers participating in this course are relatively adept at using the technologies in this course because they use technology at work and some of the tools are the same as they use at work. └ Permission from the IT department had to be sought to install Skype and some other tools.
  10. 10. CASE 2 Attitudes of students and institution towards the technology STUDENTS Understand the purpose See how it can help them with their real-life tasks. to simulate work situations in which they have to operate in English on the internet. Online component to ‘reinforce’ what was learned in class TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTION Most teachers are ready to learn how to use technology in class The more have had some experience with using it for teaching and learning purposes.
  11. 11. We can also apply this way by ‘a collection of tools’ Check this out
  12. 12. ↘ Blogging Platforms ↘ Podcasting services
  13. 13. sharing environments for images videos slides
  14. 14. ↘Social networking tools
  15. 15. ↘For Educational : Edmodo
  16. 16. ↘Virtual Games It is used by educators for simulating the real world to train people in various professions such as nurses, border guards, midwives, etc. These same ‘places’ can be used for role plays with ESP students (Godwin-Jones, 2005) and real interactions with other people (Thorne, 2008).
  17. 17. ↘Learning management systems
  18. 18. MOBILE LEARNING
  19. 19. Blended learning – integrating technology Case-Study ① Case-Study ② Case-Study ③ a mix of face-to-face and online learning of synchronous (e.g. Skype, video conferencing rooms) Both of these can enchance learning asynchronous (e.g. discussion groups, blogs, learning management systems) communication tools.
  20. 20. The benefits blended learning – integrating technology on five dimensions: 1.Programme 2. Study material Teacher 3. Location 4. Forms of communication 5. Types of interaction. Flexibility in where and when learners learn Learners
  21. 21. The benefits blended learning – integrating technology dev eloping - autonomy - out-of-class learning - self-assessment - individualization Learners learning or enhancing their electronic literacy skills
  22. 22. XIE-XIE ^_^

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