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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 2: Using the Lesson module to get students to notice grammar points

Aim: Help students identify grammar points

Moodle modules: Lesson

Extra programs: Audacity, YouTube

Ease of setup: ***

One useful process is to help students spot grammar points as they are actually used in real life; for example, in authentic texts. This authenticity makes it easier for students to see the meaning that the grammar has, and authentic texts are often interesting and therefore motivating for students, if chosen with care. Of course, this requires a bit more work on the teacher's part in terms of selecting and preparing texts, but the payback is good.

The texts could be written, audio, or video. The written texts can usefully be illustrated with images. ...

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