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week 1

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Week 1 (January 11th -17th ) 


Moderators for this week:


                              Joanna  joannarodiki@hotmail.com                   

Sandra  sandrogers123@yahoo.com





Hello everyone.  Welcome on board!!! 





Get ready to start exploring Internet use in a classroom with young EFL learners. 



During this week's session, you will:

  1. Open an account in Yahoo.
  2. Introduce yourself to the other participants by sending an email. 
  3. Do some reading on teaching young learners, on using the computer in the young EFL learners classroom, and on using the internet in the young EFL learners classroom.
  4. Start thinking about your project - a lesson plan using Internet-based activities.



Open your account in Yahoo.


  Remember, before you start working with us, you will need to open a Yahoo account.

  It is very simple.  Just follow the procedure at Yahoo.com



Introduce yourself to the rest of the group.



Why don't you introduce yourself to the group moderators and the other participants?


  Send your introduction by email to: Internet4younglearners@yahoogroups.com



Be sure to:


  1. Tell us about yourself.
  2. Tell us about your work experience.
  3. Specify the age of your students.
  4. Describe, very briefly, your experience with using the computer in the classroom, and in particular your experience with using the Internet in your class.


Relevant Reading




Start reading:


1.  Go through two relevant presentations prepared by Joanna, one of our moderators.


Teaching Young EFL Learners


Using the Computer in the Young EFL learner Language Classroom.                                        


2.  Visit the following links for: 

      A Guide to Using the Internet to teach young learners

     and Children's development.


3.  Click here to be directed to a list of useful websites for those teaching young EFL learners.    



4. If you have the time you can have a look at ELT notebook, a very interesting site with a variety of ideas and tips on what to do with young learners.


Homework for week 5. 


Start thinking about what you could do with your kids - take into consideration their age, abilities and likes and prepare a lesson for them using Internet-based activities. 

Create a page with the URLof the activity and a brief description of the activity, classroom organization, supplementary material used if any, and problems that you think are likely to occur.  Add a few comments on how you plan to handle them.


This activity will be presented to the rest of the group during week 5. 

All you have to do is upload it to our activity wiki at http://internet4ylactivities.pbworks.com   right after you prepare it. 

This wiki will be a source you will be able to visit whenever you need to.





Comments (6)

Joanna Rodiki Petrides said

at 4:28 pm on Jan 11, 2010

On behalf of the moderating team, welcome to the session's wiki. As you can see, myself and Sandra will be with you throughout this week. So, go trough the tasks, start working and whatever you need, do not hesitate to ask. Remember, there are no silly questions or silly mistakes. We all learn from our mistakes.
As far as the newbies are concerned, just do not worry. It is all clearer and easier day by day.
Smiles from Cyprus

Bhavarita Subramaniam said

at 2:01 pm on Jan 15, 2010

The reading sources above were pretty impressive and it be very useful for my future teaching....thanks alot for uploading...

Rimala said

at 2:02 pm on Jan 15, 2010

the links are useful for me as they provide basic idea on designing lesson using the internet in a classroom..

Sandra Annette Rogers said

at 9:34 pm on Jan 15, 2010

I placed a statement for discussion on Grouply regarding the relevant reading #2. Check it out.

Maria Bossa said

at 11:09 pm on Jan 17, 2010

Thanks! :)

Jaswinder Kaur said

at 4:33 pm on Feb 13, 2010


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