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Spike Braunius (Student)
Very interesting and solidly designed lesson plan to teach grammar to Korean ESL adult learners in the USA. The focus is not only on the language but also on culture and cognitive values while communicating using computer mediated interactions.
Impressive integration of Web 2.0 tools like Audacity, Jing, Audioportfolio, web conferencing tools, blogging, screencasting, online chat sessions, posdcasting and eportfolios.
Looking at the seriousness of the real world issue (Korean immigrants in the US not being able to use the English language fluently) it will be clear that the participants understand the "burning platform" and will be highly motivated to get as much as possible out of this course. Especailly as it deals with so much more than just grammar...!!
The well structured set up will be taught through www.coursesites.com. As the differents content has not yet been split into different sessions the flow is not yet visible. However given the level of detail provided it will be rather easy to divide the coursecontent into different lessons.
Eric Whitney (Administrator)
The lesson plan for teaching English grammar is very thorough and will provide detailed information for second language learners. The use of technology is incorporated throughout the lesson, as students will use such digital resources as Audacity, Jing, Audioportfolio, and online conferencing. The lesson takes advantage of these tools to support communication between learners of English, an essential component of the language learning process.
This resource consists of a lesson plan outline for those wishing to teach a lesson on English grammar, but does not function as an instructional tool in and of itself. The resource is well written and provides clear instructions and detailed information for completion of the lesson, including an assessment of the learning.