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Monday, January 31, 2005

My research and introduction

Dear all and webhead,

I am a teacher in English, Taiwan. At the same time, I am writing my proposal for my doctoral degree. Wish you give me suggestion and instruciton.

The focus of the research
The focus of this research has been to find a way of documenting and describing students’ learning development in English as a second language or second language acquisition (SLA)

The aim of this chapter has been to extrapolate from research conducted on the nature of SLA and development of SLA in the new technology those conepts which will be relevant to a discussion of SLA development in the process of CmC. These concepts, in particular, the concept of new information knowledge, the concept of development, and the perspectives relating to the interaction of tandem and social factors, will be taken up in the following chapter, where the contribution of SLA research and CmC will be discussed.

5 Comments:

  • At 1:55 AM, Blogger Happy said…

    Dear Miss Happy,
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  • At 12:09 AM, Blogger Buthaina al-Othman said…

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  • At 12:54 AM, Blogger Buthaina al-Othman said…

    Hi Deril,
    I'm so happy for you and your students for starting your Teacher & Students'
    Blogs. Congratulations, :-)


    Regarding your research, I suggest that you invite your students to create
    their Online or E-Portfolios, where they can document the best work or activities
    they did, including their reflections on each one describing how each activity
    helped them develop their English Language skills.


    E-Portfolios provide easy access to documented work for you and your students
    whenever and wherever you are. And they are helpful for you to measure their
    progress in terms of Second or Foreign Language Aquisition, which is the focus of your thesis.


    For this kind of project, (the Students' E-Portfolios) a number of web-based
    activities should be planned and designed in digital context, (4-6 activities
    for instance).


    The blogs your students have created can be Activity 1, which they can select
    to put on their E-Portfolios including their reflections on how useful they
    were in developing their writing and reading skills.


    Another project can be focused on developing or improving their listening and
    oral skills, for example. Skype is a wonderful program that can be integrated
    in activities aiming to develop students' speaking and listening skills.


    You could invite some Webhead EFL/ESL teachers with their students to interact
    live and online with your class through Skype or other voice-supported technologies
    or post comments to their blogs.


    Students can create their E-Portfolios using WebPages or Blogs. To have an idea of what I said above, see examples of some of my science students'
    e-portfolios at: < http://alothman-b.tripod.com/finalpr_2003_male.htm
    > And here is a handout created for my students explaining the project including
    objectives and directions: < http://alothman-b.tripod.com/finalproj_161new.htm
    > , and another handout with some guidelines on how to outline their portfolios
    including tutorials on how to build websites, using Geocities.com: < http://alothman-b.tripod.com/portfolio_guide161.htm
    >
    I hope this is helpful
    Webhead Buthaina (Kuwait)

     
  • At 12:54 AM, Blogger Buthaina al-Othman said…

    Hi Deril,
    I'm so happy for you and your students for starting your Teacher & Students'
    Blogs. Congratulations, :-)


    Regarding your research, I suggest that you invite your students to create
    their Online or E-Portfolios, where they can document the best work or activities
    they did, including their reflections on each one describing how each activity
    helped them develop their English Language skills.


    E-Portfolios provide easy access to documented work for you and your students
    whenever and wherever you are. And they are helpful for you to measure their
    progress in terms of Second or Foreign Language Aquisition, which is the focus of your thesis.


    For this kind of project, (the Students' E-Portfolios) a number of web-based
    activities should be planned and designed in digital context, (4-6 activities
    for instance).


    The blogs your students have created can be Activity 1, which they can select
    to put on their E-Portfolios including their reflections on how useful they
    were in developing their writing and reading skills.


    Another project can be focused on developing or improving their listening and
    oral skills, for example. Skype is a wonderful program that can be integrated
    in activities aiming to develop students' speaking and listening skills.


    You could invite some Webhead EFL/ESL teachers with their students to interact
    live and online with your class through Skype or other voice-supported technologies
    or post comments to their blogs.


    Students can create their E-Portfolios using WebPages or Blogs. To have an idea of what I said above, see examples of some of my science students'
    e-portfolios at: < http://alothman-b.tripod.com/finalpr_2003_male.htm
    > And here is a handout created for my students explaining the project including
    objectives and directions: < http://alothman-b.tripod.com/finalproj_161new.htm
    > , and another handout with some guidelines on how to outline their portfolios
    including tutorials on how to build websites, using Geocities.com: < http://alothman-b.tripod.com/portfolio_guide161.htm
    >
    I hope this is helpful
    Webhead Buthaina (Kuwait)

     
  • At 10:35 AM, Blogger Happy said…

    Hi. Buth,

    I sincerely appreciate your precious suggestions. The information is beneficial to my teaching. However I have some trouble with the mastering of using technology. I hope you can give me instruction. Thanks!

     

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