Pragmatics of using IT in English Language Teaching
Teacher of the English language
Tomsk State University
Adress: 36, Lenina prosp., 634050, Tomsk, Russia
Fax: (3822) 65-76-39
Recent situation in information society gives a good opportunity to improve and modernize teaching process. There are new computer classes with Internet access, that make possible using multimedia technologies in English language teaching.
Internet-lessons developed in HTML provide efficient way to present educational materials. Multimedia-technologies in Internet-lessons make possible using quite different information sources, namely, texts, graphics, “teacher’s voice”, links, interactive maps, audio texts, video recordings, pictures of geographic objects made by web-camera in real-time. Testing of student’s knowledge after series of topic-oriented lectures includes some steps.
Except writing an essay and participation in a forum the students are supposed to participate in a chat-seminar devoted some cross-cultural problems. The main role of chat-seminar is to train student’s writing skills in spontaneous situation. The teacher is a moderator of chat, he or she manages conversation. It is quite important to use play factor in chat-seminar.
Final step of topic-oriented English lesson is presentation student’s mini-projects, developed with help of Power Point program.