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Teaching English to "Selfie" Generation


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Teaching English to "Selfie" Generation

  1. 1. TEACHING ENGLISH TO SELFIE GENERATION META Webinars Season 4.1 January 16, 2017 // 16:00 – 17:20 Presenter: Irina POMAZANOVSCHI, META President
  2. 2. Webinar Objectives: Be the end of the webinar participants will be able to: 1. Define “selfie generation” and state its basic features; 2. Formulate their own opinion about the selfie generation; 3. Name most popular coinages of the word selfie; 4. Find out when the first selfie was taken and discuss the popularity of selfies among Moldovan students; 5. Learn about possible activities with selfies during English classes.
  3. 3. META Webinars SEASON 4 Overview What to expect?  4-5 webinars each month  Interesting topics + enthusiastic speakers + ideas worth trying in class  Pre- and post-webinar tasks  Final project  At least 75% attendance+active participation and 2 certificates guaranteed
  4. 4. HOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE TERM “SELFIE GENERATION”? People have called selfie-takers Gen Y, Millennials or Generation Selfie. the “iGeneration,” or “Generation Me“ “self comes first” time of “narcissism epidemic “the current generation “one of the most self-centered, narcissistic, competitive, confident and individualistic in recent history”
  5. 5. THE SELF(IE) GENERATION A survey by the Pew Research Center finds that millennials are drifting away from traditional institutions — political, religious and cultural. Younger people in general are less likely to say that they are patriotic or religious, but the gap between millennials and previous generation is greater than the gap between most other generations.
  6. 6. Selfie-taking is merely another way to "write" contemporary conversation. Selfie cultivates a visual culture because it shows not tells how you’re feeling, where you are, what you are doing. We're in the middle of a selfie- addiction crisis that could be turning many 20-somethings into narcissists who lack human warmth and connection. The narcissist culture on cyberspace has firmly established itself. Agree / Disagree Selfies make up 30% of the photos taken by people aged 18-24
  7. 7. DISCUSSION POINT 1. What is a selfie? 2. Why do people take selfies? 3. Do you take selfies? When? Where? 4. Are selfies popular in Moldova? What do you think of this trend?
  8. 8. Are you selfie ready?  The popularity of the word “selfie” can also be gauged from the fact that Oxford Dictionaries announced it as the “word of the year” for 2013.
  9. 9. A search on Instagram retrieves almost 270,000,000 images uploaded with #selfie A selfie taken by Ellen Degeneres during the 86th Academy Awards broke the record of most re-tweeted image, being shared more than 2,000,000 times before the ceremony was over and causing Twitter to collapse for a short time.
  10. 10. Enjoy REAL Life and REAL Friends!
  11. 11. Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait, c. 1887, oil on canvas Lady Portrait Painting on Celluloid Photographic film and digital media
  12. 12. LINGUISTIC PRODUCTIVITY  helfie (a picture of one’s hair)  belfie (a picture of one’s posterior);  a particular activity – welfie (workout selfie)  drelfie (drunken selfie),  items of furniture – shelfie and bookshelfie. multiple interpretations:  delfie (where the d could stand for dad, dog, double, or rather inexplicably dead)  melfie, with the m being explained as Monday, moustache, male, or mum.
  13. 13. LINGUISTIC PRODUCTIVITY  One of the more popular offshoots is legsie, where the photograph is of a person’s outstretched legs, often with a suitably glamorous background visible.
  14. 14. If You Thought Selfie Sticks Made You Look Ridiculous, Get Ready for Selfie Shoes!
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  17. 17.  1. wallpaper – sketch the character’s cell phone wallpaper with colored pencils. Then, explain why this image choice would appeal to the character.  2. e-mail- this character has just received 2 messages. Thinking back over the reading, explain which other characters just sent messages to this character and what is the content of each message.  3. playlist – what three songs would likely be on this character’s playlist. Be sure to explain your choice as to why these three songs would appeal to this character. Choose one of the characters and complete the three steps to show what might have been on the person’s cell phone. Be sure your answers are written in complete sentences.
  18. 18. Additional EFL Resources 1. Death by Selfie: a conversation lesson - lesson/ 2. Selfie-Film 3. The Truth about Selfies and Your Personality - about-selfies-and-your-personality/ 4. Macmillan Dictionary BuzzWord: selfie (Lesson plan) - buzzword/macmillan-dictionary-buzzword-selfie/552919.article 5. The Selfie Revolution revolution/a22fa054-458f-c564-1111-65628a4e5f71/e868c928-d88e-d0f4-61c0- e5fb9ac144bd/7/the-selfie- revolution.html?goBack=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saW5ndWFob3VzZS5jb20vZXNsLWxlc3 Nvbi1wbGFucy9nZW5lcmFsLWVuZ2xpc2gvYTIyZmEwNTQtNDU4Zi1jNTY0LTExMTEt NjU2MjhhNGU1ZjcxL3RoZS1zZWxmaWUtcmV2b2x1dGlvbi5odG1s 6. Database of resources on SELFIE:
  19. 19. Moldovan English Teachers’ Association is planning its annual international conference on the 28-30 of April, 2017. The general topic of the conference is “Teaching English to “Selfie” Generation”. contact us for additional details: The conference subtopics are as follows: •Multimedia and web tools in EFL/ESL •Academic Integrity •Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers •Teaching Adults in the 21st century •Teaching Culture at the EFL/ESL lessons •Teaching Skills for exams •Translation Studies •Teacher Training and Teacher Development and others We would be extremely glad and honored if you choose to join our Conference! Sponsors, partners are also welcome to contribute! Speakers’ form 4zrQ75WbNf1yd1I6aNwVkokrbXTDHV9kY7-2kWqGpw/viewform
  20. 20. What to expect from 2017 META Conference? • Learn how to make your classroom activities more interactive, support literacy and focus on academic integrity; • Find out useful tips on how to teach English in the most effective way English to digital natives, “Selfie” generation; • Gain ideas for assessment using appropriate apps to monitor students’ progress; • Connect with like-minded educators from all over the world.
  21. 21. Post webinar task  Take a Selfie of you and your students – be creative!  Post it to our Facebook group and provide a one paragraph introduction: who are you and your students, what do you have in common.  What song would you associate with your selfie? Explain why?
  22. 22. References:  “I, Me, My Selfie Generation!”  “The Self(ie) Generation” , Charles M. Blow. generation.html?_r=0  History Of The Selfie: A Photo Phenomenon york/articles/history-of-the-selfie-a-photo-phenomenon/  The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013 is ‘selfie’ 2013-winner/  Страсть к селфи, лайкам и репостам: что за этим стоит // selfi-lajkam-i-repostam-chto-za-etim-stoit.html
  23. 23. THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION! Any questions?