After reading _ (http://www.antimoon.com/learners/tomasz_szynalski.htm)
-Learning without going overseas or attending classes
Korean especially thinks that to learn English, we have to put much of money and go overseas or attend classes but unfortunately that seems to be too much. For more than 6 years of public education through a middle school to a high school, most of students don't get to speak English. Even worse, they become afraid of studying English and consider themselves as an unable English speaker no matter how much efforts they put into it.
-Learning with interests
But as Tomasz szynalski says in this article, learning English can be fun and enjoyable. There are indeed tons of unlimited resources learners can easily access on the internet, such as videos and articles on Youtube, Google and so on. Learning doesn't have to happen on a traditional way looking at the text book and drilling. When learners get interested in learning language, it gets totally different outcome than what we normally expect. On the internet, there are many people who we could only have met if we had travelled.
- Super-memo vs Quizlet
Sometimes those book contents are boring and unrealistic. It sounds too far from our life but teachers can make it fun even with the traditional classroom books. I have found Super-memo in his story and Quizlet similar. When leaning turns to a game, students usually get better results. Why learning has to be always serious and in class? Learning should be a long term journey in our life and especially Learning a language has no master moment so one of our responsibilities as teachers is to make sure students enjoy learning after classes and maybe in their entire life. I believe that letting students learn by using CALL tools and be close with internet stuffs would be a life-change experience.
Indeed - fun makes learning more effective and CALL tools can help make things more fun. I suspect the students of 'Charlotte Teacher' enjoy all of the above - fun, CALL tools, and effective teaching :)답글삭제