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Comenius in service training Ipswich UK 17-29 June 2012


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Comenius in service training Ipswich UK 17-29 June 2012

  1. 1. Comenius in service trainingUsing new technologies for teaching English Ipswich 17-29 June 2012
  2. 2. Suffolk New College Welcome and introduction Lecture and Discussion with Jamie Daniels: The English Education System , Recent Developments & Current Issues The Place of New Technologies in teaching Modern Foreign Languages & other subjects (Go 4 Schools: a system to capture, analyse and share classroom data in real time) Walking tour of Ipswich
  3. 3. Suffolk New College WorkshopUsing New Technology for Teaching English with Graham Workman
  4. 4. 3 factors to learn a language E (exposure to the language) U (use in an authentic way) M (motivation to learn it)
  5. 5. Working with Mr Workman Ice breaker activity: find someone who… Building up vocabulary: the importance of COLLOCATIONS Computer collocation quiz – ICT pair work quiz – New words quiz – mind maps How to mark with your computer
  6. 6. Popular films for language use:•Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (illnesses and symptom•The Day After Tomorrow (environment)
  7. 7. TASK BASED LEARNING Model Planning/Input/Rehearsal Task
  8. 8. Steps: pre-task/task/feedback The nature of the task is demonstrated Relevant language for the task is covered (scaffolding language) The level of difficulty of the task is checked Learners work in a self –reliant way to complete the task, e.g. to interpret a train timetable or a map Learners are given feedback (marking)
  9. 9. Some examples… Letters of the alphabet dictation Describe a childhood memory Prepare and talk about a personal calendar Create a magazine cover for your class Create your booklet or your own newspaper (
  10. 10. Games Tell us aboutFree speaking activity, you can introduce rules, e.g. “ you have to say at least 3 sentences” or “you have to speak for 30 sec.”…Scaffolding language:Roll the diceCountersIt’s your turnIt’s a drawIf you land on thisspace…
  11. 11. Cutting EdgeGames Pre-Intermediate Resource BankGet rich quickStudents take turns and pick up“money cards” with a question,they get the money if they givethe correct answer, at the endof the game the winner is therichest .Taboo: pair/group guessing gameYou have to guess the word and the person who gives the clues can’t say the 4 words under it. Reward Upper Interm. Resource PackPass the Bomb: suitable for any language item
  12. 12. Makingboard gamesCreate your own withthe help of thesewebsiteslisted in Graham’s wiki
  13. 13. Timelines Drawing timelines can help understand the meaning of a verb tense
  14. 14. Concept QuestionsQuestions about the meaning of a piece of language:e.g. “He used to play football” = He played it in the past He doesn’t play it now He played it many times in the pastConcept questions: Did he play it in the past? YES Does he play it now? NO How often did he play it? MANY TIMES
  15. 15. Concept mapsIn concept maps you have language on the lines to link the concepts and to explain the connectionse.g.You can create your own using cmaptools
  16. 16. PodcastsPodcasts are a useful tool for language teaching, you can download them or create your own, have a look at
  17. 17. more activities….. Start of journey/End of journey: a flexible activity for any language item Reading Circles Role Sheets: example with the short story “Marionettes, Inc.”. Each student has their own role: Discussion Leader, Summarizer, Connector, Word Master etc. which will help for Reading Circle discussions in the classroom. Telepathic revision (with words associations): students play in groups, one of them can’t see the word, the others have to say their associations and make their partner guess, the first group that guesses shouts “GOT IT” Dictogloss “Listenership”: list of the most common words used to show we are listening and responding to what someone is saying
  18. 18. Visit to Kesgrave High School
  19. 19. Visit to Chantry High School
  20. 20. Suffolk New College Workshop Teaching English as a Foreign Language with Chris Crofts
  21. 21. More activities...….on collocations: Battleship Dominoes Songs (When I’m 64 – The Beatles)
  22. 22. referencesSusan Kay, 1996, Reward Upper Intermediate Resource Pack, published by Heinemann English language TeachingMc Carthy, O’Dell, English Collocations in Use, CUP of Computing, 3°edition, Peter Collin Publishing LtdBookworms Club Reading Circles Teacher’s handbook, OUPCutting Edge coursebook series (pre-intermediate /intermediate), PearsonGraham Workman wikiGem Publishing:Popular films for language use 3 – 2009CLIL Secondary Science materials – 2011 – 2012Secondary English Lesson Materials – 2012Concept Questions and Timelines - 2008