Advances in technology have been essential to achieve better learning of different cognitive sciences, for this reason, the Internet has become a tool to achieve a meaningful learning of a target language through an online methodology using CALL, (computer assisted language learning) as a learning mediation in the academic community worldwide. This is a Methodology that is in process of exploration, but in the future it will be a great tool to help diverse population cannot access classes within a traditional classroom. In this way, many universities and institutions in the world can implement this type of virtual education as its pedagogic component and academic. This publication will be useful to researchers that want to learn about the use of new technologies as a teaching tool in learning of a target language.
The study focuses on introducing Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) in distance education for effective English language teaching programmes in Pakistan. The researcher designed and executed a CMC-ELT Blended Model for the students enrolled in MA TEFL Programme offered by Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, Pakistan. The researcher tried to find out the effectiveness of CMC in terms of students'' learning, interaction, access and cost. The students were provided online support in their studies. Data was collected through AIOU documents, questionnaires, tests, and focused group discussions. The results of the study proved the effectiveness of CMC in distance education.
A mushrooming computer market and the advent of World Wide Web have sparked a rapid increase in the electronic delivery of education. Technology based distance education has been around a long time, but its growth has surged in the 1990s all over the world, resulting in growing thousands of online courses in field of English language teaching. One of the main reasons for this growth in online learning is an improvement in resources, technology and established effective methods of learning. Online education offers every individual the right information in right format at the right time. This is known as “any time, any place, at any pace” principal of learning. The study has collected information on participants’ who are teachers of primary school level; perceptions of an online course. The study followed a convergence of quantitative and qualitative methods. The effectiveness of the online course was analyzed through feedback received from interviews of learners and feedback received from learners and ELT experts through questionnaire. Both sets of data have been summarized and analyzed by the researcher to draw meaningful conclusions.
The author meticulously develops, illustrates and demonstrates a conceptual framework of design and facilitation of online real-time foreign and second language education in SCMC context to guide pre-service and in-service teachers to the curriculum, pedagogy, content, and cutting-edge technologies integration. The in-depth study employs imperative learning and instructional design paradigms and provides significant findings and suggestions for future related studies and applications of EFL/ESL online teaching and learning. Several constructive and significant discussions, findings, outcomes indicate that the instructors and learners recognize and agree that the use of an SCMC could be effective. The convenience and flexibility of the SCMC system optimizes distance learning for individuals. Rich opportunities motivate learners to interact and communicate with one another through social presence within the SCMC system; the online real-time setting allows the instructors apply distinctive pedagogical strategies to construct a learner-centered and collaborative learning context.
Пособие содержит теоретический материал и задания для проверки его усвоения, а также исследовательские задания. Новизна данного курса обусловлена как содержанием предлагаемых материалов, так и формами их подачи (в виде модулей). Пособие может быть использовано студентами и преподавателями языковых факультетов педагогических вузов.
Despite the existence of enormous difficulties on the part of hearing impaired students, they can still be beneficiaries if they obtain a teacher who fulfills the following requirements: acquaintance with the various degrees of hearing losses, and their effects on language learning, the knowledge of the presence of different techniques or methods of teaching English language, one who is introduced with the psychology and the philosophy of deaf education, etc.
The book "Dancing-Teaching English through Body Movement" is a guide for TEFL teachers who are for content-based instruction and who want to combine teaching with dance. The book includes lesson plans and corresponding activities and illustrates how it is possible to implement dance in an EFL classroom with the purpose of developing students’ language skills, while taping on their creativity and imagination.
''Teaching English as a Foreign Language from a New Literacy Perspective'' is both a guide for Egyptian EFL student teachers, and a resource book for all EFL teacher educators teaching TESOL/TEFL Methodology. Along with the basic knowledge that EFL student teachers need, the book conveys my understanding of how TESOL/TEFL should be tackled within the Egyptian context in the light of the new literacy challenges imposed by the 21st century, and the sub-sequent new language learning and literacy theories. In addition, it tackles the main language aspects/skills from a new literacy perspective that recognises the important role of many Web-based facilities as online spaces for English learning and practice. The book can be an updated resource in the TESOL field that considers the new reality of English language learning that has been considerably shaped by the technological innovations and the sub- sequent new literacy practices that have recently come to the fore with the unprecedented influence of the Web in our life. Moreover, the book is the culmination of my theoretical and practical experience as a researcher and TEFL teaching assistant for more than 10 years.
This study sought to establish how teachers of English use drama techniques to teach. It aimed to establish how effective language teaching could be achieved through use of drama techniques that enhance authentic language use through learners’active participation. The study addressed the missing link between teachers methodology, choice of content and learners participation that justified the need to use classroom drama with shortcomings in the latest publications of English course-textbooks in mind. The study revealed that use of drama techniques was limited because teachers selected approaches that would enable them to easily complete the syllabus. In addition, drama techniques use was challenged by inadequate time allocated for teaching of English and the teachers unpreparedness to use it because of the tasks involved in preparation for such lesson. The study recommended that lessons be preceded with drama,or activities that stimulate learners. There was need to select a method that would ensure that learning was student-centered rather than teacher-centered. The findings would be useful for teachers and course designers for the improvement of quality of teaching and learning.
The book "Teaching English through Tourism" is a guide for TEFL teachers who want to combine teaching English with tourism. The book includes lesson plans, activities, learning plan with the purpose of developing students' language skills. The students will be engaged in different types of tourism and learn the main expressions and phrases connected to tourism and travelling. This book gives a lot of opportunity to reveal the students’ challenges about the topic and helps them to get knowledge about tourism in depth.
Modern age is an era of science and technology. This development and advancement in science has totally transformed the life. Science education has to be given top priority, if we are to keep pace with the developed countries. Curriculum and teaching learning process determine the quality of education. Pakistan is lagging behind in the field of education, particularly in the field of science education. Study was comparative in nature and was aimed at ascertaining the effectiveness of curriculum, teaching and examination system of GCE A-level and F.Sc. in basic sciences (chemistry). the major objectives of the study were: (1) to compare the policy objectives of basic sciences (chemistry) curriculum at intermediate and GCE A-level; (2) to compare chemistry curriculum at intermediate and GCE A-level with special reference to objectives; content; teaching methodology; evaluation; (3) to critically review the teaching methodology of intermediate and GCE A-level in basic sciences (chemistry); (4) to undertake the comparative review of examination systems of intermediate and GCE A-level in basic sciences (chemistry); and (5) to suggest measures for the improvement of intermediat
General music is informed by a variety of teaching approaches and methods that guide teachers in planning and implementing instruction. Teaching General Music offers a panoramic view of general music pedagogy and critical lenses through which to view these frameworks and practices. Including descriptions of each of the distinct approaches to general music teaching - Dalcroze, Informal, Interdisciplinary, Kodaly, Music Learning Theory, Orff Schulwerk, Social Constructivism, and World Music Pedagogy.
CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) has attracted great interest in recent years, especially in Europe but increasingly more widely in the world. This book provides practical, classroom-tested activities that can be used when teaching any subject.
Prepare! is a lively 7-level general English course with comprehensive Cambridge English for Schools exam preparation integrated throughout. This flexible course brings together all the tools and technology you expect to get the results you need. Whether teaching general English or focusing on exams, Prepare! leaves you and your students genuinely ready for what comes next: real Cambridge English exams, or real life. The Level 5 Workbook provides additional reading, writing and listening practice of the language covered in the Prepare! Level 5 Student's Book units, and reinforces vocabulary. The accompanying Audio is available online for download. A Student's Book and Online Workbook is also available, separately.
This study aims at casting the light on the English Language Teachers' Perceptions about Netiquette of Email Using and to what extent there is a congruence between their perceptions and their real abilities in using emails. It is of two new data collection tools developed and built by the researcher himself. The study is could be of great importance in the TEFL and TESOL fields as follows: a) English Language teachers: It helps them knowing their general perceptions about netiquette of using Emails and to what extent there is congruence between these perceptions and their real abilities in using emails efficiently which help them to improve their abilities. b) ICDL teacher educators: it is useful for them in reexamining their teaching methodology regarding the process of teaching the ICDL course. c) ICDL course designers: It is useful for them in preparing teaching materials and designing the syllabus. d) Teaching methodology researchers: it is useful for them in conducting more studies about IT Courses.