WORLDCALL 2018 CONFERENCE
FULL DAY WOKSHOP FOR LATIN AMERICAN TEACHERS
13 NOVEMBER 2018
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Task design for online speaking practice
Language learners need more hours of speaking practice than the contact hours any language course can offer. This presentation will introduce participants to applications and task design principles for online speaking practice. We will review a list of tools that provide opportunities for oral production and/or speaking interaction without the need for the synchronous presence of the teacher. We will then proceed to discuss task design principles for online speaking production and interaction. The starting point for task design will be the Open Educational Resources site in the SpeakApps platform (www.speakapps.eu).
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Clilstore – an open access multilingual dictionary interface and authoring tool for language teachers
This presentation will introduce teachers to Clilstore (www.multidict.net), a multifaceted site that (i) caters for teachers who wish to create or find multimedia language learning units to use with their students and (ii) offers an open access repository of language learning units in a variety of languages and levels that students can access directly and use independently. The emphasis in Clilstore units is on multimedia, i.e. using combinations of video, audio, images, text, hyperlinks, and supporting secondary technologies that allow the creation and sharing of interactive exercises. A key element that makes Clilstore a unique tool is the way the software treats embedded texts. At the touch of a button all the words in a text are automatically linked to the tool’s multilingual dictionary interface, Multidict, which places online dictionaries in over 100 languages at the learner’s disposal, thereby enabling them to interrogate texts at their own pace and according to their own learning requirements.
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
M-learning, active learning
Mobile devices have become indispensable to our daily lives. We do many common daily activities using a multitude of apps and services from our smartphones and so we should also use them in the language class to engage students in active learning. Engaging students in the learning process requires students to carry out meaningful learning activities and think about what they are doing. In this pre-conference workshop we ask you to bring your mobile phone or tablet to take part in several activities with the aim to reflect on their potential for the teaching of foreign languages.
Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Teachers' shared reflection on the dimensions of telecollaboration
This workshop will be devided into two parts: in the first, participating teachers will begin by pairing up and interacting online with other foreign language teachers around the world (in Spanish and other language) through zoom videoconferencing, for thirty minutes. The workshop leader will, then, conduct a "mediation session" exploring the linguistic, the cultural and the identity dimensions of the online intercultural contact. In the second part, groups of teachers will share their reflections on brief transcripts of learners' online intercultural contacts. (www.teletandembrasil.org).