Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course James Sick Daniel Jackson Obirin University, Japan Presented at: EUROCALL 2006 University.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course James Sick Daniel Jackson Obirin University, Japan Presented at: EUROCALL 2006 University."— Presentation transcript:

1 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course James Sick Daniel Jackson Obirin University, Japan Presented at: EUROCALL 2006 University of Granada, Spain September 6th, 2006

2 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course Introduction Overview of the EAP course EAP pedagogic corpus Computer-mediated communication tasks Discussion

3 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course EAP pedagogic corpus What is a pedagogic corpus?

4 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course EAP pedagogic corpus What is a pedagogic corpus? “A corpus consisting of all the language a learner has been exposed to. For most learners, their pedagogic corpus does not exist in physical form. If a teacher or researcher does decide to collect a pedagogic corpus, it can consist of all the course books, readers etc a learner has used, plus any tapes etc they have heard.” (Hunston, 2002)

5 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course EAP pedagogic corpus What is the EAP pedagogic corpus? A corpus of 12 reading texts used during the spring semester of the EAP Reading course Includes newspaper articles, online news reports and student questionnaires Corpus size is about 12,000 words

6 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course EAP pedagogic corpus How useful is a pedagogic corpus? “The best way to exemplify language for learners is to draw their attention to … texts which are familiar to them.” (Willis, 2003)

7 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course EAP pedagogic corpus How useful is a pedagogic corpus? “The best way to exemplify language for learners is to draw their attention to … texts which are familiar to them.” (Willis, 2003) 1. Process reading text for meaning 2. Consciousness- raising (C-R) activities 3. Recycle language in writing activities

8 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course EAP pedagogic corpus How useful is a pedagogic corpus? “The best way to exemplify language for learners is to draw their attention to … texts which are familiar to them.” (Willis, 2003) The corpus is a tool to raise awareness of lexical items in reading materials that students can recycle in their writing 1. Process reading text for meaning 2. Consciousness- raising (C-R) activities 3. Recycle language in writing activities

9 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course EAP pedagogic corpus Example text from the EAP corpus

10 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course EAP pedagogic corpus Example text from the EAP corpus

11 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course EAP pedagogic corpus

12 to study hard and think carefully about own future.

13 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course EAP pedagogic corpus to study hard and think carefully about own future. are always idling away.

14 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course EAP pedagogic corpus

15 motivate Furthermore job credits attitude ensure

16 “A task-supported approach” Integrating CMC tasks into the course Tasks used in the course Classroom procedures Student interaction during CMC tasks Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course Computer-mediated communication tasks

17 What is a task-supported approach? “Here tasks are not seen as a means by which learners acquire new knowledge or restructure their interlanguages but simply as a means by which learners can activate their existing knowledge of the L2 by developing fluency.” (Ellis, 2003, p. 30) Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course Computer-mediated communication tasks

18 How do CMC tasks fit into the course? “the formality and complexity of language in electronic discussion suggests that it might be an excellent medium for pre-writing work” (Warschauer, 1997, p. 22) 1. Focus on lexis in the EAP reading course 2. Tasks designed to make pedagogic corpus vocabulary useful 3. Rehearse words in a collaborative, text-based environment Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course Computer-mediated communication tasks

19 DebateJigsawDecision-making Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course Computer-mediated communication tasks

20 Classroom procedures: Students did three CMC tasks in dyads Task sheets were distributed at the start of class Teachers provided a brief oral explanation Students logged in to the chat 20 minutes allocated for each task… Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course Computer-mediated communication tasks

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31 Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course Contact information James Sick Daniel Jackson Thank you


Download ppt "Task-supported CALL in an English for Academic Purposes Course James Sick Daniel Jackson Obirin University, Japan Presented at: EUROCALL 2006 University."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google