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Title: Fit for Real Language Experience through Virtual World Journey: M.A. Hansj


1
Fit for Real Language Experiencethrough Virtual
World Journey M.A. Hansjürg Perino, University
of Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Introduction
  • The Virtual Journey and Its Limits
  • Questions

2
Virtual . . . Reality
3
  • Why ICT at school a legal requirement !
  • () In particular, the curriculum should
  • promote high standards, particularly in literacy,
    numeracy and ICT capability
  • promote and pass on essential knowledge, skills
    and understanding valued by society to the next
    generation
  • be relevant to children and prepare them for the
    here and now, for the next phase of their
    education, and for their future

4
Benefits of ICT at school
  • (Steve) Kennewell 2004, p. 15 (Meeting the
    standards in Using ICT for Secondary Teaching)
  • Benefits for Learners
  • wide range of up-to-date information sources
    within and beyond school
  • process information and develop higher quality
    reports
  • produce dynamic images to represent
    relationships
  • hypothesise and test ideas for themselves
  • engage in activities similar to those by
    professionals in the subject
  • work together in teams
  • work independently of their teacher

5
  • Benefits for Teachers
  • Access wide range of up-to-date information
    sources within and beyond the school
  • prepare high quality material for pupils to see
    as a class and to interact with individually
  • organise a variety of resources in advance of a
    lesson that can be accessed easily and rapidly
    for class use
  • communicate with students outside school hours
    (email, platforms) !?!

6
Teaching English in 21st Century
  • This is what google says

7
School Kids Today...
http//www.youtube.com/watch?v_A-ZVCjfWf8
8
And THIS is the ANSWER
http//www.youtube.com/watch?vB4g5M06YyVwfeature
related
9
CALL at Beginners Level
  • Even the ABC may be more interesting to learn...
  • Sparky's ABCs / game alphattack
  • Basic beginners conversation as chat
  • Make a mini-movie for introductions?youtube
  • Use a free cartoon-maker programme on internet
    e.g. dfilm.com or digitalfilms.com
  • Create a group for a class on a social network,
    or on a wiki, e.g. http//www.golivewire.com/

10
Why using ICT at this level?
  • Not because CALL is better than other methods
  • But it adds variety, creativity, learner
    independence
  • Often students are better at technology than
    teacher ?
  • ? motivation
  • Language as such at beginners level is not that
    interesting
  • ? embedding in ICT comes in handy to make it
    interesting
  • More internet sites post-it stickers can be
    produced here https//linoit.com/session/login
  • postcards can be sent from here
    http//www.postcards.org/
  • comics can be created here http//www.makebeliefs
    comix.com/Comix/

11
Vocabulary...
  • Learn words with slide.com Example
  • Or use wordle

12
Intermediate and Advanced
  • Language practice
  • http//iteslj.org/links/
  • http//158.132.164.193/CILL/grammar.htm
  • http//www.english-4u.de/grammar_exercises.htm
  • http//a4esl.org/ (there is even a special
    English-Russian page http//iteslj.org/v/r/ )
  • http//english-zone.com/index.php
  • http//www.swisseduc.ch/english/ (Swiss made ?)
  • My collection http//perino.pbworks.com/EFLgramm
    arlinks

13
Making Quizzes / Authentic Input
  • Quizzes
  • http//www.wiziq.com/ http//www.proprofs.com/q
    uiz-school/
  • Authentic Language Sources
  • http//learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/
  • http//www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/
    teach/
  • http//www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/
  • http//ireport.cnn.com/ (watch reports from
    contributors or upload your own)

14
Youtube for Grammar
  • -ly movie by Tom Lehrer http//www.youtube.com/wat
    ch?vdB2Ff8H7oVo
  • silent e by Tom Lehrer http//www.youtube.com/w
    atch?v91BQqdNOUxs
  • Go to youtube and find more about any subject of
    grammar you like (but careful some films are
    extremely boring!)

15
Webquests
  • To find out what webquests are, go to this page
    http//webquest.org/index.php
  • prefabricated webquests on the net, such as
    these http//academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/
    Links/webquests.htmTemplates20for20creating20W
    eb20Quests
  • A grid for evaluation of webquests can be found
    here http//webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestrubric.html
  • Examples by trainees http//landtwing.pbworks.com
    /Webquests

16
Working with Stories
  • Picture or photo stories using presentation
    software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Open Office) or
    bubblr http//www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/
  • illustration, animation and sound are the
    enriching elements
  • Try a mini-saga lesson plan by another teacher
    trainee here http//mkistler.pbworks.com/
  • Heres a story task, by yet another trainee
    http//myersale.pbworks.com/The-Short-Story-Projec
    t
  • Storybird http//storybird.com/ / MailVu.com

17
Literature / Collaboration
  • comprehensive SwissEduc English Reading List
    http//www.swisseduc.ch/english/readinglist/
  • A wealth of information awaits you there.
  • Collaboration Tools (amongst many other)
  • Googledocs watch explanation / go
    there(www.google.com)
  • http//pbworks.com full-wysiwyg Wiki

18
Where Traditional Settings Beat Technology
  • Rule the higher the language level the more
    traditional settings, especially for speaking.
  • W H Y ?
  • Language is spontaneous it is often ambiguous
    and often needs immediate clarification , or the
    correct understanding of the underlying intention
    of ambiguity, which can be deliberate
    non-commitment, irony, humour, or even
    intentional verbal abuse. (cf.
    Also Peter Grundys opening plenary speech!)

19
Where Traditional Settings Beat Technology
  • Real discussions invariably beat virtual forum
    discussions. (real life blogs have a different
    function)
  • Role-play, acting, laughter, passion, shouting,
  • Non-verbal factors hard to imitate gestures,
    tone, body language, facial expression
  • Even with a thousand friends in Facebook
  • you might still be alone ?.

20
Conclusion
  • Teachers have a lot of new tools at their
    disposition to present materials in a
    professional way, or to create exciting learning
    environments.
  • Learners are given unheard-of opportunities and
    means(up to only little time ago) to practise and
    use their foreign language.
  • And yet, with all this, we must not forget what
    language is ultimately made for the direct
    exchange with our fellow human beings. There is
    nothing that can replace the kicks that we get
    out of a face-to-face encounter with an
    interesting person made of flesh and blood

21
And that is why the journey to virtual places,
fascinating and most useful as it is for
practising wildly, should not turn into a purpose
of its own, but eventually lead us back to the
enjoyment of REAL LIFE.? Thank you for your
attention The End ?
22
Contact / Downloads
  • M.A. Hansjürg Perino, University of Zürich,
    hj_at_kfr.ch
  • Download materials from http//perino.pbworks.com
    /IATEFL-Brighton-2011

23
C h a t . . .
Hi, who are you?
Hello, everybody
Hello, I'm Johnny, what's your name?
Im Maria, where are you from?
Maria, and you?
Im from Los Angeles, you?
Hi there, Im Olivia. Are you Maria?
I am Rambo, I am a soldier, whats your job?
I live in Brighton, UK. What do you do?
Im an actor in Hollywood, and you?
Hi Olivia, yes I am Maria. Where are you from?
I am a pilot, where do you live?
Im from Madrid, Spain. Whats your job?
Hello, guys, Im
I am a pilot, and you?
I live in the army
men
women
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