Webquest - Technology

Webquest - Technology



Digital Story - The Vineyard Ghost

Digital Story - The Vineyard Ghost



This task consists on retelling a Chilean myth or legend and adapts it to a digital story. My group chooses a local one, called "The Vineyard Ghost". The process had some main stages that requires a lot of team work in order to get an agreement of; what story we was going to retell, length of the video, who was going to be each character in the story, the selection of pictures, and planning a class in which we act as a teachers. The activity was very fun and not pretty hard. Having the knowledge about how create videos use software and multimedia devices the task of creates and put together all the ideas was a little bit easy. With this task I personally learnt a new way of develop an interesting activity for my students, using all the multimedia and technological devices that we have nowadays to engage students in the learning process. We have to plan carefully the activity and guide students straight to what I want they do.  

Effect of video games on Iranian EFL Learners

Effect of video games on Iranian EFL Learners



Effect of video games on Iranian EFL Learners from Dieggo Eduardo


The main purpose of this artifact was to analyze and explain it supported by a digital presentation. My paper consists on an international study that explains the effects of videogames in vocabulary learning on Iranian students of the English teaching program.
The unit in which this activity was part was about the use of non convention technologies in the classroom. It is a very interesting topic. If you like to present new and fresh ideas about how to learn more naturally a foreign language to your students, this is a great opportunity to develop your innovative and non-standard thoughts, ideas and approaches. In a world that moves faster and faster every day, we as teachers must know about the trending mobile apps, videogames, technology, and scientific advances that will help us in our classrooms.

It was a very good opportunity to learn more about other methods and approaches that are not hard to implement in our future classes. 

Word formation processes

Word formation processes

 

Text: Rosamund Moon. Optional reading.

 
This text invites us to learn and go deeper into the Multi-word items in the English language. The text corresponds to the Processes of word formation which is part of the third unit of the course.The text was sometimes a little bit hard to understand because of the many examples and concepts that it covers. But the information is very useful and accurate for English teaching students. 

 In the text are covered some text studies that help us to get an idea about how much multi-word items, such as phrasal verbs and collocations, are present in real spoken language. Also we can find in the reading some definitions on Multi-word items, collocations, phrasal verbs, the process of compounding words, idioms and different processes of word formation too, everything concerning with vocabulary connections. Moreover we can also discover some criteria that help us to distinguish holistic multi-word items from other kind of strings, these criteria are Institutionalism, fixedness and non-compositionality. Furthermore, in the text we can find out why the multi-word items are typically presented as a problem in teaching and learning a foreign language. The text tell us that the non-compositionality, whether syntactic, semantic or pragmatic in nature, means that multi-word items must be recognized, learned, decoded and encoded as holistic units, apart from highlight the importance of learning the use of these items in order to have an effective communication between the learner and the teacher, sounding more natural and acquiring fluency when producing the language in real life. That is very useful for me, as a teacher student, because I can learn and precede problems during a lecture. These kinds of problems are usually hard to identify without the corresponding knowledge, so this information gives me a tool to face the deficiencies. 

Multi word items in the English language is an analysis that test, reflect and make us clear, first, the different word formation processes, the uncalculated value of the use of multi word items in concrete communicational situations, not forgetting the difficulties that it presents to foreign language teachers and students. It is possible then to say that the document is not only profitable but also coherent with the objectives of this course as it familiarises us with the numerous word formation processes which we use daily and the use and origin of idiomatic expressions used in real communicative contexts. In addition it helps us to focus on the lexical analysis of the language and it promotes the exercise of reflection and critical thinking about the teaching of lexis in the classroom which is extremely important to keep in mind when we are in front of the class in a real class situation.


Planning Phrasal Verbs
 

This activity was very useful in terms of practicing and developing our teacher habilities. Also, in terms of feedback is very motivating and less stressing to do a lesson plan without the pressure of doing for a real class situation. We can learn better and in a more natural way phrasal verbs and idioms preparing a class. I like the activity and also saw my classmates explaining their lessons in order to cooperate and give and receive feedback from one another.

Introduction to sociolinguistics

Introduction to sociolinguistics

 

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World English

 This text explains how English Language have changed around the world during the centuries. The text is very useful and have a lot of information about travellers, famous people, places and everything that in one moment of the history make a difference and influence the English speaking world. The text is easy to follow, it have a lot of images, examples and it is really entertaining. I recomend it for being more informed about how English language played a fundamental role in the history of the world.

Take home test text

Video


The idea of creating a video with subtitles was to create a story with the concepts of Sociolinguistics. Miss Angie took the example of Hitler's video, a very fun but too mainstream, so he told us to create our own from the film that we choose. So, with my group we decided to use a french film.

History of the English language

History of the English language

 

This unit aim to know more about the language that we are studying with the purpose of understand and see how English language have changed through the centuries. In addition, know the historical moments that are importan in the development of the language and how people reacted to those acts.

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Take Home test text