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BLOGS BY WEBHEADS

I asked at the Webheads in Action for some language exchange blogs that we could use as an example for Networked-based language practice. Here are a few answers I received.

Greetings from Japan.
There are some podcasts with student-generated content at
Japancasting, by Steve McCarty
http://stevemc.blogmatrix.com
Let me know if you have any difficulty,
Steve

Hello
I have been a Bawer sice 2006 but I have never participated in this
group, since I have been very busy preparing my doctoral dissertation
for the last two years.
I am preparing a course for adult students focused on the Web 2.0. and
another one for teachers at secondary school. Both groups will be
totally newbies and I would like to show them good examples of class
blogging and podcasting.
I know there will be a good assortment of all kind of blog and podcast
practice in the group.
Can I make a list? I will post it on my blog
http://angelesherna ndez.wordpress. com/
Thank-you
Ángeles

Hi Angeles,
Congratulations!
Here is my class blog in 2007:
Hope it will be of help!
Regards from Sudan
Hala

Hi Ángeles,

here are the blogs I have had with students:

I hope this helps!

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo
http://ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

ASSESSING WRITING ON-LINE

Robert Godwing Jones from Virginia Commonwealth University has recently written an introductory article on online tools for writing assessment. From Text Editors and Proofing Tools to electronic portfolios he refers a good number of tools which can help students with their writing process. The article offers some hints on some current pedagogical possibilities. You can access the article through his regular column EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES at Language  Learning and Technology.

For those who don’t know much about CALL, Language Learning and Technology is a referee site to keep updated on all kind of technology applications to language learning and teaching.

Vocabulary practice Básico 2 (Level A2 EUropean Reference Framework)

If you want to do some more vocabulary practice, choose some of these sites:

Si quieres hacer más práctica de vocabulario, escoge alguna de las siguientes webs.

  • 1. Language Guide : This site is specially useful for the students who want to learn the words and how to pronounce them. Basic vocabulary on many areas with full spelling and pronunciation.

Esta página es especialmente valiosa para aquellos que queráis repasar vocabulario básico sobre áreas generales. Es un diccionario visual, donde te presentan los temas de vocabulario y a través de diversos clics, obtienes la ortografía de la palabra (spelling) y la pronunciación.

  • 2. Vocabulary.com.il: Many people learn English through a blend of methods — by taking English classes, reading books and watching movies in English, and studying English with English language software. Playing word and vocabulary games can be a valuable part of learning English.

Mucha gente aprende inglés mezclando diferntes métodos: con clases, lectura de libros, o viendo películas y estudiando la lengua inglesa con software especializado en el aprendizaje. Jugar a los juegos de vocabulario puede resultar de gran ayuda. Esta página web ofrece juegos de vocabulario que van acompañados de su correspondiente pronunciación.

  • Some more interactive vocabulary practice to do on your own

Práctica de vocabulario interactivo de uso individual.

VOCABULARY PRACTICE (B1, B2)

Webs with vocabulary practice to do on your own

http://www.isabelperez.com/grammar.htm#Vocabulary

Intermediate practice (B1-B2 European framework)

Go to INTERMEDIATE (B1-B2 European Framework), the page on this site where you can explore our selection of sites to practice intermediate grammar points at your own pace and convenience

Yahoo Groups

Yahoo groups is one possible way to start your own community to practice the language you are learning. This is the list of Yahoo groups I belong to

baw-06
baw07
blog06
bloggingforbeginners
eassessment
EVOvideo07
learningwithcompu…
moderadores-es
santranslator
webpresence
baw08
blogging4educators
evonline2002_webh…
mefeedia-users
research_on_web_2_0
TeachingwithPower…
webheadsaccion

These are my class yahoo groups at the moment

2eoi
4eoi
4eoisan

Internet for EFL- An old classification

In 1999 I wrote a website after an exploration of webs, which could be useful to learn and practise English on Internet. Here is the result. http://enebro.pntic.mec.es/%7Eaherna19/index.htm