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The use of computers (and the Internet) in the teaching of English to Young Learners Izabela Jaros
CALLComputer Assisted Language Learning • Reference • Teaching &testing programs (WordBird’s Word Land, Klik uczy angielskiego, Angielski dla dzieci) • E-mail exchange • Web sites • The word processor
How computer reinforces learning English • Motivation • Repetition • Empowerment • Interactive learning • Different learning styles
“Internet Basics” Gordon LewisA guide to using the Internet with young learners This 11-page guide has been specially written for teachers who are thinking of, or have some experience in, using the Internet with young learners. The guide explains the benefits of using the Internet with children who are learning English, and gives clear and practical advice on how to use the Internet in the classroom and how to plan Web-based lessons.
Contents of the guide • Why should you use the Internet? (authenticity, meaningful language, interactivity, promotes critical thinking skills, promotes differentiation, less focus on the teacher, encourages creativity, increases motivation)
Contents of the guide • Some special words about primary-age children and the Internet (frame the learning, keep the learning active, be clear about expectations, model what you expect, create groups with clear individual roles,allow lots of time, make use of space)
Contents of the guide • Planning Internet-based lessons (select websites,define goals, decide on process, introduce the topic, isolate the task, manage your time well)
Contents of the guide • A sample activity (Me in Space)
Contents of the guide • What do you need to get started? (a computer, an Internet provider, an Internet connection,Web browser software, plug-ins, a printer, virus protection software)
Contents of the guide • What should you be able to do? (search the Web, bookmark websites,use email,use basic presentation software)
Contents of the guide • Glossary of Internet terms (e.g. browser, chat, cut and paste, download, jpg, mp3, keypal)
Contents of the guide • Useful websites www.oupnltc.com/teacher_devlelopment/internet_basics.php www.oup.com/elt/teachersclub www.enchantedlearning.com www.oup.com/elt/students www.nationalgeoraphic.com/kids/
‘The Internet and Young Learners” G. Lewis • A book for teachers and children aged 8-13 • Combines the Internet with structured classroom activities • Gives guidance in creating a class website and communicating with other classes around the world • Useful Internet addresses are listed in the appendix