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16 -19 year old ESOL learners (all boys) on a Foundation Learning ESOL (with) ICT course. Ethnic backgrounds A mix of educational background and experience.

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2 year old ESOL learners (all boys) on a Foundation Learning ESOL (with) ICT course. Ethnic backgrounds A mix of educational background and experience

3 To find out if using a Kindle improved literacy levels in this group. 15 minutes of Kindle time each week during a lesson. Responsible learners were eventually allowed to borrow the Kindle overnight. Appropriate books downloaded.

4  A Nepalese boy said he wouldn’t read any kind of book even if he was given a Kindle.  Curiosity aroused – (what is this gadget?)  He was the only student who came in to read when others had been signed off.

5 LLearners initially reluctant to pick it up and read. GGradual interest. CComparisons with mobiles. EEvidence of increase in vocabulary and improved sentence structure in written work.

6  The ease of access to a dictionary – no need to switch around with screens.  The ability to access the internet for an image if they didn’t understand the dictionary explanation.  The ‘cool’ factor – showing off to friends when allowed to take it out.

7  Only one Kindle which they had to share. (The college Library has just acquired more which it should be able to lend out.)  Short access slots  ‘Black and white’!

8 Increased interest and engagement. More motivation and willingness to read. One Kindle in a group of 12 was not ideal. Issues with choice of books – hope to sort out accounts issues. This was testing the waters – a more focussed approach needed.


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