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TSLB3063 Teaching of Listening and Speaking in the Primary ESL

New technologies
- Web, digital video, sound animations and
Virtual learning environments (VLE)
- Flipped classroom
Integration of ICT in
teaching and learning

ICT for education ICT Integration

comprises a diverse set of refers to using ICT in
technological tools and teaching and learning, as
resources used to part and parcel of the
communicate, and to curriculum independent
create, store and of time and place.
manage information Technology is used as a
tool to enhance
teaching and learning.
Why is ICT integration important
Helps students acquire 21st century learning skills

Deepens and enhances the learning process

Countless resources in the online world

Changes the way teachers teach

Teachers grow into roles of adviser, content expert and coach

Helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun

Using Web 2.0 tools

Web 2.0 Tools are online software programs that allow

users to do a number of different things.
They can be used to teach curriculum content, store
data, create/edit video, edit photos, collaborate and
so much more.
These programs are often free and are used by
teachers, students, and sometimes parents, both in
and out of the classroom, on a pretty regular basis.
Examples of Web 2.0 tools
Wordle, Storybird, Voicethread, Skype, Glogster,
Blabberize etc.
Thinking questions
Are our teachers prepared to use Web 2.0
How can you prepare yourselves as future
language teachers to incorporate Web 2.0
Tools into your classroom?
How can you ensure effective technology
Digital videos are fast becoming prevalent in its use for
educational purposes.
Used as a tool to help improve teaching and learning.
Most teaching and learning videos are hosted on YOUTUBE
and can be downloaded for use in the classrooms.
Sound Animations and Interactivity
Sound effects and animation tools can be used to enhance
the effectiveness of the teaching resources e.g. stills and
Teachers, however, need to choose from a variety of tools
to suit their needs.
Example of online tools:
Blabberize - turns any image into a talking image complete
with your recorded message.
Voicethread web based digital storytelling
Using Videos (e.g. Songs, Stories)

Example :

Lets watch

Listen and evaluate how

suitable is this song for your
L&S lesson?
i. Content
ii. Language
iii. Tune
Using Podcasts
This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL
students improve their listening comprehension skills through practice with
self-grading keys/ answers.

Lets listen

Listen and evaluate how

suitable is this dialogue for
your L&S lesson?
i. Content
ii. Language
iii. Accent
Lyrics Traning
an educational technology site with easy to access video content.
use it to learn and practice their English by watching music videos of
has a gap-fill exercise which can be motivating for students.
one of the best tools online for language learners to build upon their
existing knowledge and practice pronunciation, too.

Lets watch this

Developing Speaking Skills
Vocaroo A Simple Way to Make Voice Recordings
is an easy, free service that
teachers and students can use
to create audio recordings for
use in slide shows or in blogs and

is an app that allows
students/teachers to upload an
image and add 30 seconds - 5
minutes of their personal voice to
the image.
OXFORD OWL Storytelling Time
Using this
video The
Little Red Hen,
what forms of
do you need
to provide
Lets watch your learners
to ensure that
they are able
to follow the
An online tool that helps you easily
create TALKING pictures!
Technology integration for speaking

Lets watch the


suggest an
activity that you
can integrate it
your speaking
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
a platform with the aim of supporting learning and teaching
activities across the internet.

an education system based on web that models the real world

education with virtual classes test etc

allows online interactions of various kinds to take place between

tutors and learners making use of computer and internet .

Typically web-based, VLEs provide an integrated set of internet tools,

enable easy upload of materials and offer a consistent look and feel
that can be customized by the user.
Examples Of VLEs
What is E-learning
learning not directly from lecture notes, books or face-to-face
from teacher but through electronic means.
Common forms are computer-based training and web based
lessons or on-line lessons.
With the advent of advanced technology, lessons may be
taken anytime anywhere. These lessons can be made more
interesting using multimedia i.e. combination of text, graphics,
sound and animation.
Lessons can be delivered to the learner via various means e.g.
PC, PDA, mobile phone and TV.
E learning can be further categorised into formal lessons, which
are structured, and informal means e.g. discussions, e-mail etc.
The much talked about life-long learning through E-Learning
includes both types of learning to help solve performance
an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that
reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering
instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom.
It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally
been considered homework, into the classroom.
In simple term, homework at school and schoolwork at home
Traditional vs Flipped Model
Flipped Classroom
Learn English Using Online Resources Free ESOL Websites listed by New York
Public Library: These general ESOL websites offer many types of activities
(grammar, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, etc.) for language
learners of all levels.
English Media Lab Homepage Exercises for all English learners including
online grammar exercises, vocabulary videos, pronunciation exercises, and
interactive quizzes for beginning, intermediate and advanced learners.
ESL Videos provides educational resources for English as a
Second Language Students to improve their listening, speaking, grammar,
and vocabulary skills. The quiz activities and lessons are created by teachers,
and are free to use in class, lab, or at home. ESL Videos This web site is for people studying English as a
Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are
quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a
random-sentence generator and other computer-assisted language
learning activities.
LearnEnglish Kids LearnEnglish Kids has lots of free online games, songs,
stories and activities for children to have fun and learn English too.