Presentation on theme: "Let your imagination go wild! An Interactive CALL Lesson by Masaharu Kariya and Paul Seefeldt."— Presentation transcript:
Let your imagination go wild! An Interactive CALL Lesson by Masaharu Kariya and Paul Seefeldt
Description of Class b b Language proficiency level – Intermediate b b Type of class-ESL b b Previous computer work – Email, Introduction to WWW. b b Class Size – 10-12 students b b Age – 18-20 years. b b Native language background – Mixed. b b Recent Work Summarizing Finding the main idea b b Class needs or goals – to develop the ability to think creatively and flexibly, putting thoughts into words and summarizing.
Materials b b Computer needs (software, hardware): Computer terminal for each student, Email and Internet access Projection equipment. b b Other classroom materials needed White board and markers. Magazine Advertisements.
Objectives b b Language objectives Activation of relevant background knowledge. Development of imagination and flexible thinking. Ability to communicate effectively in writing with other students. Ability to summarize. b b Computer literacy objectives Proficiency in the use of email. Ability to participate in a discussion forum on the WWW.
Pre-computer Activities Introduction of the lesson and its purpose. Presentation of a sample of an advertisement and discussion. Semantic map of magazine advertisement elements.
Presentation of the Lesson Demonstration of necessary computer skills. Review of email process (addressing, composing, posting). Accessing web page (Use of browser, Finding web page). How to post and read messages in a Discussion Forum.
Student Practice Students are paired off. Students access a web page on which there is an advertisement without its text. Students exchange opinions about the advertisement with their partners by email. Each pair develops its own copy for the advertisement (name of product, copy, slogan etc.) Each pair posts its copy and description to the Discussion Forum Discussion Forum
Follow-up Activities b b Compare original advertisement with copy to student-produced copy.
Closing b b Potential problems Varying levels of computer literacy amongst students. Varying degrees of ability to express themselves in writing. Plan dependent on good overall participation from students. Technical difficulties with equipment and/or Internet access. b b Evaluation of students’ learning Observation of their interaction with each other and computer environment. Examination of the copy which they have produced.