Title: Practising listening and speaking with Technology
Presenter: Walid Chaafi
Occasion: Digital English Tunisia 2015
organiser: British Council Tunisia
The purpose is for attendees to understand the potentials of technologies like Podcasts, skype, Youtube, smartphones…
Stage1: started by asking them what technologies they use in the class, for what purposes…they spoke about their experiences… I talked to them about two tools (like podcasts) and let them think of other ways. Let them bring the ideas and I monitored that by giving examples and data related to the topic.
Stage2: We tested the use of Smartphone as a tool to enhance speaking by recording one attendee speech on the phone and explained its use in class or outside.
Stage 3: engaged a discussion about the benefits of videos/ skype in teaching English and gave practical examples if attendees failed to provide some.
Stage 4: talked about online dictionaries and apps.
Meanwhile I played some slides for them to understand more with less talk from my part.