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Source Reviewed:

ESL/EFL Writing Activities

Audience:

ESL/EFL Teachers and tech-savvy students

Topic:

Language Learning and Related Issues

Description:

None

Strengths:

-- variety of different tools for secondary school teachers.
--reputable (from Georgia State University).
-- links easy to find and it loads quickly.
-- multicultural chat room gives students the opportunity to inteact with students from other countries.
--teachers given a variety of resources in terms of writing style and grammar.
-- site provides step-by-step instructions for teachers when conducting the activities.

Weaknesses:

-- students may not feel comfortable entering the caht rooms.
-- intended target group not indicated -- teachers might use advanced acitivities in beginner's courses.
-- some activities might be difficult even for advanced ESL/EFL learners.
-- grammar handouts are boring and dry.
-- multicultural component superficial.
-- students might feel self-conscious about handing in their written work to a stranger in Purdue University to have their written work evaluated.

Comments:

-- ideal for teachers of ESL C,D or E.
-- closely monitor the chatroom.
-- make sure that all students are included (including those who might mot be tech-savvy).

Your Recommendations:

None

Submitted by: Graça Ventura

 

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