Sunday, March 30, 2008

Methods through a book review video

Here is the second part of this book review.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Correcting Errors

Here is a video of an EFL teacher in Madrid who gives recommendations on how to correct certain errors made by Spanish speaking students.
Based on what we have read in this course, would you agree or not with his suggestions? Provide your reasons and maybe examples to back up your comment.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Culture Shock

Although our students might not experience this phenomenon, they could read about it.

Here is a text with multiple choice questions that will make them aware this is something language learners go through. It can be related to native languages in their country such as goajiro or warao in our particular case.

Do you think this will be worth including in your courses?

Monday, March 10, 2008

These are some efforts by colleagues in our country on the use of ICT to aid communicative competence in our students:
Will you be willing to try some of these ideas?

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Are your students digital learners?

I agree, we must include technology in our classrooms. But we cannot assume most of our students have grown having access to all tools mentioned in this video and those who have, are way ahead of the rest. Technology sets these two groups apart. Ideally, we could have more knowledgeable students work in group projects with those who aren´t. But I wonder how many of our students own or can even afford an ipod. Do you think language teachers like yourselves should keep up with this pace to be aware of what is going on, especially in the world of our present generation?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Linguistic Imperialism

In chapters seven of Brown (2000) and Cook (1996), both authors mention the concept of Linguistic Imperialism. Why don´t you watch the following two-minute video where the Prime Minister of England declares "linguistic war" in the world where teacher-soldiers will spread around the English language in our globe last January 17th. After watching it, write your reaction and position in the "comments" area of this post.

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