Life-long Language Learning: Online Community Building and Online Collaboration

Monday 13 May | Tuesday 14 May | Wednesday 15 May | Thursday 16 May | Friday 17 May

Monday 13 May

TRACK 2:
P R E S E N T A T I O N
Life-long Language Learning: Online Community Building and Online Collaboration,
Mr. Hubertus Weyer, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Goettingen, Germany
Place: Room F305

Time: 15.00 – 15.45
Description: In online language teaching, making students build communities for collaboration on assignments is particularly challenging because students take online courses from home and do not see their peers very often. I am going to showcase how I have been teaching so far as an online instructor (mostly direct verbal communication between instructor and students in online meetings) and how a collaborative online video project helped create more interaction between students. Subsequently, I am going to present online resources as for instance online dictionaries, online translation machines, online resources about grammar as well as self-study techniques that have figured centrally in my online teaching approach. My approach, I would like to argue, is suitable for university students as and working professionals wishing to improve their English skills and in that way, I am trying to contribute to life-long language learning.