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Teaching and Learning ESP globally with Web 2.0 By María Jordano de la Torre & Victoria López Sanjuan TESOL 2008 Madrid, March 7th-9th 2008.

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1 Teaching and Learning ESP globally with Web 2.0 By María Jordano de la Torre & Victoria López Sanjuan TESOL 2008 Madrid, March 7th-9th 2008

2 March 8th 2 Web 2.0 is … From wikipediawikipedia

3 March 8th 3 Then, whats web 2.0? Web 2.0 is a trend in World Wide Web technology, and web design, a second generation of web-based communities and hosted services such as social- networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies, which aim to facilitate creativity, collaboration, and sharing among users.World Wide Webweb design generationhosted servicessocial- networking siteswikisblogs folksonomies (Wikipedia)

4 March 8th 4 Changes from web 1.0 to 2.0 Web 2.0Web Web 2.0 WikipediaBritannica Online-->Wikipedia FlickrConventional web-album-->Flickr bloggingpersonal websites-->blogging participationpublishing-->participation wikiscontent management systems-->wikis tagging ("folksonomy")directories (taxonomy)-->tagging ("folksonomy") syndicationstickiness-->syndication (O'Reilly /what-is-web-20.html ) /what-is-web-20.html

5 March 8th 5 Web 2.0 & Language Teaching Simpler to use Very quick to update No knowledge on HTML/FTP required Teachers and students could collaborate equally (very important for ESP) Updated interface Possibility of moderation (different users)

6 March 8th 6 Why using web 2.0 to teach ESP? Real material focussed on the field could be added with no effort Not only teachers but also students could collaborate with their knowledge (they know more than us) A way to train ourselves as ESP teachers Easily editable, error correction No need to have much ICT knowledge

7 March 8th 7 Description and definition of Web 2.0 tools applied to ELT Blogs: Commonly used to practice writing (blogger) /Ipodcasting (listening) Feeds: to get informed faster (google reader) Wikis: to create content in a collaborative way (wikispaces) Social bookmarks: to share links with the whole class (Delicious) Photo sharing: Great for commenting pictures, oral skills (Flicker) Music sharing: for listening (Jamendo)

8 March 8th 8 Our subject, English for Tourism More than 2000 students We have never meet face-to-face They know more on the field than us, teachers They need to practice writing before the exam. Difficult to do on their own Adult learners, different interests, jobs, familiar context, etc…

9 March 8th 9 A meeting point, our blog (apart from our online course & tutorías)

10 March 8th 10 Blog stages I: Only teacher writes II: Teacher writes, students answer III: Teacher & students write (tutors, in our case) IV: Students have their own blog V: the whole group is working in collaboration with other blog projects (ex. dekita)

11 March 8th 11 What can you do with a blog-post?

12 March 8th 12 Posts in our subject Just reading (Stage 1) Meant as way of practising writing at the begining. (Stage 2) Later used also as reading input for writing Now used for listening (video) Not only audio files, but also videos that can be recycled in the online course Could be classified thanks to categories

13 March 8th 13 Using video as listening/writing tasks …

14 March 8th 14 What can do feeds for you and your students?

15 March 8th 15 Feed (students and other teachers) -It is a quick way to receive information of all the posts sent to the blog in real time - Not only posts for students, but also comments contents for us, teachers (and also students). - Its a way to have a record of the activity produced on the blog (feedburner in this case).

16 March 8th 16 Our blog as feed reader…

17 March 8th 17 Thanks to our blog we can see at a glance fresh travel headlines from… New York Times (Travel News) Am E. Times on line (Travel News on line) Br. E. The Independent (Travel) Br. E. Daily Telegraph (Travel) Br. E CNN (Travel) Am. E. (Tv) Via Michelin (Tourism & Gastronomy) Eu. E. National Geographic (Travel & Culture) Am. E

18 March 8th 18 Also some EFL ones… BBC Learning English ESL About

19 March 8th 19 And not only text… The Independent Travel Guides National Geographic podcast Via Michelin (videos) National Geographic (includes also videos in their news) Learn English (a podcast

20 March 8th 20 Thanks to the power of feeds…

21 March 8th 21 We have updated articles dealing with tourism topics…

22 March 8th 22 Ready to create your own reading quiz…

23 March 8th 23 Or even listening exercise!!

24 March 8th 24 Surveys -As a good way to know if we are doing right or wrong… -Number of valuable visits. -You could add as many as you need…

25 March 8th 25 Tags/categories By clicking etiquetas you could access to all of them with the same tag. Very good to prepare exams!!

26 March 8th 26 Links to other… Sites Dictionaries Students blogs Teachers blogs Social-bookmarking

27 March 8th 27 Other web 2.0 projects to be developed from this year… Collaborative list of links (delicious) Bank of pictures uploaded by students and tutors) to be used within the online course (or even tutorías) Wiki to help mainly with grammar

28 March 8th 28 Collective bookmarks with delicious

29 March 8th 29 Pictures database

30 March 8th 30 wikis

31 March 8th 31 Other blogs on English for Tourism

32 March 8th 32 Ana Vázquez (UNED tutor)

33 March 8th 33 Graham Stanley

34 March 8th 34 What does this have to do with Global English…? Blogs, and web 2.0 are opened to the whole world… so that, students will read and listed to different Englishes. Real Englishes to work on in a ready- made way. It is a never ending space for new tools, gatgets and content according to the needs our our students/subject/level, etc.

35 March 8th 35 Advantages and disadvatages of using one or another - Since Web 1.0 is moderated, you dont have to watch what others do. (+) -Students will only have your English as input (-). -You are the responsable of all the material used in you website (-). -More complicated to updated. (-) -Difficult to find a free hosting (-), except your instit. -Since 2.0 means sharing, bad content could be read by other student before the teacher. (-) -Students will be expossed to many Englishes.(+) -Real material from reliable publications (newspapers) could go directly to your students. (+) - very easy to update (+) -Hosting included

36 March 8th 36 More Info here…

37 March 8th 37 Thanks for comming!! María Jordano & Victoria López

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