E-help for Busines English Teachers. A Webquest by Rebecca Ellis. What do you need?. As TESOL teachers, what kind of information, resources and support do you need to prepare for class? Where do you go to first for that? A colleague A reference book The internet. Your task.
What do you need? As TESOL teachers, what kind of information, resources and support do you need to prepare for class? Where do you go to first for that? A colleague A reference book The internet
Your task There are countless sites online to help teachers but, at least at the beginning, the sheer volume can be more of a hindrance than a help. Between you you’re going to decide on the 5 best websites for your needs as BE teachers and present the findings in a podcast or vodcast.
Your task Step 1: (5’) Together make a list of the kind of information and resources you think you’ll need as Business English teachers. This will be the criteria for your webquest. Step 2: (5’) Add your list to the left column in the table – for an example click here.
Essential Websites for BE teachers
Step3: (15’) You are each going to investigate a number of websites with the aim of picking out those which will be most useful for your needs.You only have 15 minutes – if you have time you can also look at the final, asterisked website on your list. A: follow this link B: follow this link C: follow this link
A: Check out these sites and make notes on your table on how they fulfil your criteriawww.english-to-go.comwww.oup.com/elt/global/productshttp://esl.about.com/od/englishforbusinessworkwww.fortunecity.com/lavender/banzai/80/index.htmlwww.zamzar.com (how could this site help a BET?)*www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/business/index.shtml
B: Check out these sites and make notes on your table on how they fulfil your criteriawww.instant-ideas.com/whatis.htmlwww.businessenglishonline.net/sitemap.htmwww.bized.ac.uk/http://iteslj.org/Lessons/Tatsuki-Movie/index.htmlwww.ted.com/talks/view/id/245 (actually check out the talk here rather than the site)*www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsenglish/
C: Check out these sites and make notes on your table on how they fulfil your criteriawww.breakingnewsenglish.comwww.pearsonlongman.comwww.iatefl.org/content/sig/index.phpwww.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/resources/online_clips.shtmlwww.english360.com (you should sign up and have a look at the projects)*www.onestopenglish.com/business
Step 4: (10’)Come back together and decide which 5 are the most useful for your particular needs at this point.Based on the criteria you chose at the start of the webquest make a Top 5 Countdown which you are going to present as a group as a podcast.Step 5: (5’)Record your podcast or vodcast.