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Extensive Watching: David Deubelbeiss blog post

Extensive Watching: David Deubelbeiss blog post | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

“Extensive Watching“. I’d like to outline this important concept for language learning here and get your own feedback, opinion, thoughts. (and this compliments what I’ve also termed, “Narrow Watching“.

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Why watching your favourite series can help you learn English.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 28, 2013 1:03 PM

My colleague Geoff Sockett at the University of Strasbourg has been looking at this as part of informal learning http://prismelangues.u-strasbg.fr/uploads/media/Eurocall_handout_01.pdf  Interesting and important topic - what are learners getting out of this type of exposure to English, and is there a role for teaching to help them get more?

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chat bot - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

chat bot - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Type in chat and get text chat with text-to-speech in reply.  

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Not entirely coherent, but perhaps entertaining for intermediate to advanced learners.

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:31 AM

She's cute and disarming - but she can't handle embedded questions! Have to think about how to use her in the ESL classroom. (I suspect the students will enjoy 'her').