Monday, August 28, 2006

Back to work

It looks as if I'll be giving a workshop at the TESOL Macedonia-Thrace annual conference at the end of the month. I want to talk about the way blogging can be used to encourage our students to write in English. I intend to shamelessly copy ideas from Ewan MacIntosh's wonderful podcasts, if he has no objections. The title of the talk will be;

Blogging: EFL writing in the twenty-first century

Summary
Blogs (free, easy to use web pages), along with other internet tools offer our students the chance to reach audiences all over the planet at zero cost and with minimum technical knowledge. If you can send an email, you can set up a blog for yourself and your students and so allow them to share their thoughts and ideas with the whole world.
This workshop is designed to show non-experts how to use the internet to motivate students of all levels to write in English for a real audience.

2 comments:

Frank said...

Dude,
can you write a blog entry or put up a link(s) of your students' blogs? That way I can aggregate them and write encouraging comments.

teacher dude said...

Will do in the next couple of days. Thanks for the suggestion.