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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 1: Using Forum to motivate students

Aim: Help motivate students by discussing what recordings to listen to

Moodle modules: Forum

Extra programs: Mediacenter (optional)

Ease of setup: *

As with many language-learning activities, it's important to try to motivate students at the outset. In this activity, students discuss what recordings to listen to. The choice of recordings will depend on the age, interests, and language level of the students. There are thousands of sources on the Internet, many of which you can find through good search engines. Here are some examples:

Source

Ideas

News sites

You could also consider getting students to listen to and compare news from different countries. The open directory project is a good place to ...

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