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September 30th Webinar: Using Forums and Blogs with Higher Level Learners with Deirdre Cijffers

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Motivating and assessing learners using blogs and forums.

Blogs and forums can offer real benefits to higher level learners. How, though, can you motivate learners to take part, and how do you monitor and assess student interaction? This webinar will explore some practical ideas and tips on encouraging learners to participate in online communication, offer advice on assessment, and suggest how to make best use of the extensive resources available on the internet.

Date and time: Monday, September 30, 2013 3:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

Course title: Touchstone/Viewpoint

Presenter: Deirdre Cijffers

Duration: 1 hour

Registration information: Register here

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

September 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

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  1. Well, you can motivate higher learners to use blogs and forums by posting topics of interest to them and / or quote or personal photos on instagram and other blogs. You get them to comment on them and expound their views ,sharpen their critical thinking skills and develop their language skills simultaneously….Commenting on blogs and forums and even arguing democratically on posts is callled “troggling” as David Crystal puts it in his Encyclopaedia od Language…..

    Looking forward to the webinar, though ,to learn even more…


    September 23, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    • We could not agree more with you. It may actually be of equal value to set up a blog for your students and distribute login details so that they can all post in English their daily experiences and discuss them with their classmates. I am sure that this will be an interesting webinar so make sure you watch it.

      Thank you!

      Cambridge ESOL Greece

      September 25, 2013 at 10:05 am

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