Brent & Ixchell dive into a meta-analysis of best practices in teaching grammar, and then transfer those practices into tech to help students improve.
Brent and Ixchell break down the research and best practices behind groupwork, and what to do when students are reluctant to work in teams. They then lay out the response to the argument that if kids are working together in class, then they don’t need technology. Finally, they discuss some useful technology to ensure collaboration.
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Brent and Ixchell look at some of the research behind writing and engaging students and use that information to discuss how teachers can use message boards to help English Language Learners.
We also discuss auto-summarizers, a bit of plagiarism, and some techniques for helping students through drafts of papers.
The DIESOL Podcast focuses on helping TESOL Teachers support their ESL/EFL students through using research-based pedagogy with modern technology in the classroom.
In Episode 4, Brent and Ixchell talk about short-term and long-term motivation for language learners. We discuss how to build it, & how to maintain it, and we also talk about using games as a technique to keep the motivation levels high.
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In this episode, Ixchell & Brent launch the show and discuss the many acronyms involved in the field of English Language Learning. They also take a look at best practices for listening in an ESL class, and offer some advice on getting students to build their listening skills beyond the classroom walls.