English and Technology

Updated: Jan 4


Lesson plan associated with this SpeaknicPro for use in class

Ice breaker

For this exercise you need to download the free APP Kahoot! And play the following Kahoot! quiz made by BulldogZ

Grammar - learning tools

This section is based on THIS ARTICLE which provides a variety of tools for self-study.

They are listed below:

Tube Quizard

Grammarly

Grammar gamble

Verb conjugation tool

Dictation

Phonetics

Open debate

Do you use technology to learn English? How?

Is technology changing the way we communicate? How?

Have you heard of 'text-talk?' It usually uses acronyms, for example – ROFL, LOL, FYI, ASAP, CUL8R

Do you know what these mean? (CUL8R is 'see you later')

Do you use emoticons or emojis?

Do you think that technology will make languages irrelevant? Watch the video

Open debate

Do you use technology to learn English? How?

Is technology changing the way we communicate? How?

Have you heard of 'text-talk?' It usually uses acronyms, for example – ROFL, LOL, FYI, ASAP, CUL8R

Do you know what these mean? (CUL8R is 'see you later')

Do you use emoticons or emojis?

Do you think that technology will make languages irrelevant? Watch the video

Would you use these? What are the advantages or disadvantages of this technology?

Make some predictions about technology that could be used to change the way we learn.

Watch the video

Pause after each new technology and ask yourself/each other 'does this have a language application?'

Debate

Split into groups to discuss the following questions. After 5 minutes stop and move to a new group, with different people. NEW PLACES, NEW FACES. Try to communicate with as many people as possible to benefit from different vocabulary, grammar, accents and opinions.

AT HOME: try this as a writing exercise or start a discussion in the FORUM

1. How are traditional language learning methods better or worse than today?

2. If you could speak any language without learning, would you?

3. What are your preferred methods for learning a language?

4. Is there a danger that computers will replace humans?

5. What are your predictions for how life will be changed by technology in 20 years? How has it been changed already?

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