Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching
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- A recipe book for creating language activities using Moodle 1.9
- Get the most out of Moodle 1.9's features to create enjoyable, useful language learning activities
- Create an online language learning centre that includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar activities
- Enhance your activities to make them visually attractive, and make the most of audio and video activities
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 524 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2009
ISBN : 1847196241
ISBN 13 : 9781847196248
Author(s) : Jeff Stanford
Topics and Technologies : All Books, e-Learning, Moodle, Open Source
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Does Moodle Offer Language Teachers?
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Moodle
Chapter 3: Vocabulary Activities
Chapter 4: Speaking Activities
Chapter 5: Grammar Activities
Chapter 6: Reading Activities
Chapter 7: Writing Activities
Chapter 8: Listening Activities
Chapter 9: Assessment
Chapter 10: Extended Activities
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What you will learn from this book
- Look at a variety of activities that help students to learn words, review and recycle vocabulary, and learn different ways of keeping vocabulary records.
- Help students get better at their speaking ability using the add-on nanogong recorder, which illustrates activities that look at pronunciation, intonation, fluency, stress, and discussions.
- Create a wide range of activities for presenting grammar, practising its use, and keeping grammar records.
- Embed flash audio players and YouTube video on your Moodle to make language learning more fun.
- Encourage students to read and interact with texts using Moodle and learn an activity on extended reading.
- Set up collaborative writing tasks and tasks with different types of feedback to help students to structure sentences to create longer texts, build short stories using key vocabulary, and more.
- Make your materials look more engaging and attractive by enhancing their visual design.
- Consider the importance of roles, groups, and outcomes as well as the add-ons to make the most of Moodle for language teaching.
- Create activities that help students learn and practise to write effectively online.
- Set up useful listening activities using student-made recordings, forum discussions and authentic texts, which motivate students to listen.
- Help students to interact with listening texts through tasks such as matching, gap-fill, text prediction, and ordering events.
- Benefit from Moodle's gradebook statistics to improve your own language tests.
- Make your students language learning experience more effective by checking the quality of the text, images, and audio and learn the importance of clear navigation paths.
That word Moodle keeps cropping up all over the place – it's in the newspapers, on other teachers' tongues, in more and more articles. Do you want to find out more about it yourself and learn how to create all sorts of fun and useful online language activities with it? Your search ends right here.
This book demystifies Moodle and provides you with answers to your queries. It helps you create engaging online language learning activities using the Moodle platform. It has suggestions and fully working examples for adapting classroom activities to the Virtual Learning Environment.
This book breaks down the core components of a typical language syllabus – speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and assessment – and shows you how to use Moodle 1.9 to create complete, usable activities that practise them. Each chapter starts with activities that are easier to set up and progresses to more complex ones. Nevertheless, it's a recipe book so each activity is independent. We start off with a brief introduction to Moodle so that you're ready to deal with those specific syllabus topics, and conclude with building extended activities that combine all syllabus elements, making your course attractive and effective. Building activities based on the models in this book, you will develop the confidence to set up your own Moodle site with impressive results.
A recipe book for creating Moodle activities based on a communicative language teaching approach
The author's experience as a teacher enables him to combine a simple, descriptive how-to approach with enthusiastic insights into the rich potential of Moodle for creating engaging, useful language learning activities. The book is based on Moodle 1.9 and gives clear instructions with lots of screenshots. There are dozens of examples of activities that you can use to create your own online activities.
Who this book is for
This book is written for teachers, trainers, and course planners with little or no experience of Moodle who want to create their own language learning activities.