English Teaching Forum - n° 1/2014

lundi 5 mai 2014

Revue publiée par le Département d’État des États-Unis, English Teaching Forum publie des articles écrits par des professeurs d’anglais abordant tous les aspects de l’enseignement, de la méthodologie à la linguistique. Elle est librement téléchargeable en ligne.

CALL Me … Maybe : A Framework for Integrating the Internet into ELT
Beyond the Gap Fill : Dynamic Song Activities for Song in the EFL Classroom
This author presents variable and stimulating activities using songs to encourage students to connect with language. Seven dynamic activities include Song Pictures, Re-order It, Matching Meanings, Changing the Text, Song Strip Connections, Song Cards, and Pair Watching. All are outlined to facilitate their use, and many have added extensions and variations.

Digital Stories : A 21st-Century Communication Tool for the English Language Classroom
Digital storytelling can motivate and engage students and create a community in the classroom. This article lays out a 12-week digital storytelling project, describing the process in detail, including assessment, and pinpointing issues and challenges as well as benefits the project affords English language students.

Back Translating : An Integrated Approach to Focus Learners’ Attention on Their L2 Knowledge Gaps
Integration of the four language skills can be enhanced by focusing on back translating—translating an English text into the students’ first language and then back into English. This article describes a three-step process for using back translation in reading classes as a way to help students identify gaps in their English competence.

Birding—Fun and Science
This feature article presents the basics of birding, or bird watching, and discusses its appeal, especially to serious birders. A section on “citizen scientists” explains organizations that collect data on birds and describes projects they organize. Other sections discuss the legacy of John James Audubon and the bald eagle.

Classroom Activities
This section presents three stand-alone English language-learning activities related to birds.

The Lighter Side : "Bird Logic"
This puzzle invites users to compare bird facts and use logic to determine the secret numbers assigned to ten birds.