This course was created to help ESL and EFL teachers - particularly Business English teachers, navigate technology choices, select appropriate applications for their students' development and execute lessons that are relevant to their students' needs.
We will be discussing various applications and how they can be used in ESL/EFL classes. Part 1 (this course) will introduce all topics and thoroughly cover social media applications: how to set up accounts, examples of how they have been effectively integrated and discovery of creative ways to use Twitter, Skype and Facebook Pages.
In this course, Integrating a Technology-based Project into a Business English Course, participants will be guided through various applications that can be used in and out of an ESL Business English classroom. They will also be asked to think creatively in order to find the most appropriate ways to use these tools to enhance the student experience and improve learning.
This course is divided into 2 Parts and 5 sections, including this introduction. (Part 1 includes the first 2 sections of the whole course.):
Here we will go over some common applications that instructors may already use begin thinking of new ways to use these applications to enhance the student experience.
For example, using "Skype reporting" as an in-class exercise that will not only perk your students up but allow them to engage English speakers outside of the classroom.
This last part of the introduction will also ask participants to come up with a similar idea of their own on how to use an application they are already familiar with to engage students.
Use this link to get the lesson plan outline and then COPY the page (do not edit the existing page as it's a general template for all users): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cnrnWwaU5vlwm9Ar8UoVMk-yvAYM5nVNkg70XVmkNkU/edit?usp=sharing
When your lesson plan is ready, e-mail it to JohnSmithEsquire99@gmail.com
I'm a native New Yorker and an ESL Instructional Designer - co-author of "English Express New York", a unique approach to teaching Reading and Writing for Upper Intermediate and Advanced students of English.
I started teaching ESL in 1994 while pursuing a career in TV and Film production as a writer and producer. That led me to web production for Comedy Central and eventually larger corporate websites.
Though I love technology and many of the ways it has enhanced our lives, I will always love teaching and interacting with students from around the world.