Useful online tools for grammar and vocabulary lessons
We’re now going to look at some online resources that can be used when teaching language online, either during a lesson, or when setting learners homework, or if you’re encouraging them to do some self-study.
You’re going to research three digital tools for use in language lessons.
Click on the links below and find out what each one does if you’re not already familiar with them. Then, answer these questions:
Is it for use in lessons, for self-study or both?
For what purpose can it be used in online learning?
What age group(s) of learners is it appropriate for?
If you’re already familiar with it in the face-to-face classroom, how might it work differently in an online environment?
Kahoot is an online tool designed to check learners’ understanding or knowledge.
Quizlet is an online tool designed to help learners memorise information, e.g. vocabulary items.
3. Quiz your English
The Quiz your English app is a language game which learners play with other users from around the world and compete for points.
Note: Only the iOS version of the app is available in China at this time.
Reflect and share
How do, or how could, you use the tools above in online lessons? What other online tools or resources do you use when planning and delivering grammar or vocabulary lessons? Share your ideas in the comments.
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