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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 3: Using comments in the Glossary module for students to comment on keywords

Aim: Getting students to reflect on keywords

Moodle modules: Web page and Glossary

Extra programs: None

Ease of setup: *

Another way of engaging students is to give them the opportunity to comment on words in the glossary. This is good for several reasons:

  • It helps them to process the word and so understand it and use it better
  • It can be fun and interesting
  • It can help teachers see if students have understood the word

In this activity we're going to focus students' attention on the vocabulary they will need for a reading text taken from the novel Around the World in 80 days by Jules Verne. You could use any text. By getting students to sort vocabulary and comment ...

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