16 Tips for Using Internet in Language Classes

This is the list of free tools (available on-line), that  I am using in language classes. These tools can make any digital device in your language class a powerful language tool. Enjoy and don’t forget to share your own ideas in our comments section.

16 tips of using the Internet in language classes:

  • 1 – radios, podcasts, videos, video channels

https://smartclasscommunity.robotel.com/2014/03/27/youtube-class-tips-part-3/

  • 2 – internet pages for creating online tasks for students – WEB Quests

http://www.createwebquest.com/aubrey-laroche/ja-ja-ja-jazz

http://questgarden.com/75/64/1/090205234226/index.htm

  • 3 – interactive exercises, listening activities, text exercises, grammar

http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/Index.htm

http://www.manythings.org/

http://testyourvocab.com/

http://freerice.com/category

  • 4 – mobil apps supporting using a second language

https://smartclasscommunity.robotel.com/2014/05/09/language-class-animation-app-for-tabletssmartphones/

  • 5 – voice interaction – Siri (iPad and iPhone devices)
  • 6 –  pages and apps converting TEXT into spoken language

http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/

  • 7 – voice recording

 Voice recorder pro (my favourite app for mobile devices) – it’s free and gives you so many sharing options with teacher (google drive, Dropbox, MP3, email etc.).

 online recording tool on the Internet – https://twistedwave.com/online/

  • 8 – online content provided by course books’ publishers

https://www.hueber.de/seite/pg_online_uebungen_daf_lern

https://elt.oup.com/learning_resources/?cc=cz&selLanguage=cs&mode=hub

  • 9 – social networks lets you be in touch with fresh ideas, other teachers etc.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Učíme-jazyky-lépe/481962325207873

https://www.facebook.com/smartclass

https://twitter.com/SmartClassPlus

http://www.really-learn-english.com/top-facebook-pages-for-english-language-teachers.html

  • 10 – using Skype, emails for communication with other international schools
  • 11 – using the Internet for blogging and exchanging teaching ideas

https://smartclasscommunity.robotel.com/

http://www.englishteacherwebsites.com/teacherblogs.html

http://deutschlich.wordpress.com/

http://www.lexiophiles.com/language-blog-toplist/top-100-language-blogs-nominated-language-teaching

http://perpetualbet.blogspot.cz/

  • 12 – let your students write their own blogs in their target language or write your own blog for your students to provide them with learning resources outside of the classroom

http://wordpress.com/

http://www.blogger.com/

  • 13 – online dictionaries for reference

http://www.linguee.com/english-french

  • 14 – plan your work and prepare presentations for your students

https://prezi.com/

http://www.slideshare.net/

  • 15 – online translators under teachers’ supervision

https://translate.google.cz/

  • 16 – online notes, lesson planning, sharing documents with students. Lessons needs to be planned and all digital outputs created on the Internet needs to be shared with teacher. We need quick and easy-to-use tools. These tools can be used on your personal devices (tablets, smartphones) or on your computer. The document edited on one device is automatically synchronized with other devices.

https://drive.google.com

https://evernote.com/

These tips can bring you more joy in your teaching. My future articles will provide you with detailed descriptions of some of the useful tools mentioned above.

Veronika, trainer, passionate teacher, blogger, member of smartclasscommunity team

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http://www.scoop.it/t/language-learning-technology-by-veronika-biskupova

Comments

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