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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 7: Using a chat session transcript to analyze vocabulary errors

Aim: Help students analyze language errors generated by an online chat

Moodle modules: Chat plus optional use of Wiki and Forum

Extra programs: Optional use of word processor or Audacity

Ease of setup: **

Chatting online is an increasingly common activity. Lots of students use MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, etc. to type out a dialog. This is a great way to practice using language fluently, and can be adapted for a number of purposes. For example:

  • Students rehearse a role-play
  • Students and the teacher discuss an issue
  • Students ask the teacher questions about a given topic or issue
  • The teacher tells a story which students can ask questions about

The chat activity allows us to keep a transcript ...

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