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Design of a WebQuest for L2 Language WebQuest Workshop Graz, 4-8 April
Factors To Take Into Account Students: age, grade, language command, etc. Resources: availability, appropriateness, usability, etc. Your curricular contents: didactic unit in which the WebQuest will be integrated, etc. Linguistic objectives in relation to: vocabulary, form, use of language, etc. Other non-linguistic objectives : collaboration skills, time organisation, social values, etc.
Steps to create a LQuest 1.Decide about the topic and the course –good web resources –the topic requires more than mere comprehension. Write down a list of topics Check the resources on the Web
Steps to create a LQuest 2.Define the setting and the TASK Have your students clearly in mind: –eg. their command or language Consider the linguistic interaction and the output. –Task should trigger L2 use –Task elements promote the command of form
Steps to create a LQuest 3.Define the transformation of the information that will take place by doing the task. –What type of cognitive activity will the students will go through? –Does the task represent the result of higher level thinking?
Steps to create a LQuest 4.Define the roles that the students will play –Similar workload –All roles involve using web resources. 5.Search for resources to achieve linguistic and non-linguistic goals –They imply processing of a lot of materials in the L2 –They are authentic, attractive and varied.
Steps to create a LQuest 6.Write down the PROCESS Describe step by step what to do: –examine all the information –start transforming it –finish the end product Say what resources will be used: –How Students will treat the information
Steps to create a LQuest 6.Write down the PROCESS Prepare the “scaffolding”, including linguistic one focused on meaning and form: –Reception scaffolding –Transformation scaffolding –Production scaffolding
Steps to create a LQuest 7.Define the EVALUATION –Dimensions we should consider 8.Write the CONCLUSION –Reflect back on what they learned and about their own process of learning. –Go ahead in learning