Any suggestions or feedback are welcome and appreciated 🙂
-Brief overview of why traditional, unconnected teaching methods alone are ineffective at achieving communicative language usage in students
-Brief introduce NGL and digital learning tools and how they may be used to address some of the deficiencies mentioned above
Statement of Purpose
-My teaching context
-Students spend 10 years attending English lessons yet very few achieve even basic conversational level fluency
-Why is this?
-Lessons are teacher focused rather than being student focused -> Student time for application of skills in lessons is insufficient
-English language is almost never used outside the classroom -> lack of reinforcement of what has been learnt
-English usage is almost never authentic -> skills learnt do not transfer to real-life situations/usage
-Students perceive that English is optional, not essential -> lack of awareness that globalised connectedness relies on shared communicative skills (NGL can help bring about awareness of this)
-How can implementation of NGL principles enhance L2 learning for EFL students?
-Which NGL principles best facilitate development of student English use with communities outside the classroom?
-Literature review organised based on time period (pre-90s’ (pre-Internet), 1990-2000 (early Internet ~1994/5+), 2000-present (web 2.0 ~2004+) (difficult to plan before reviewing the literature))
-Introduction of course based on content and media creation
-Example platforms include YouTube, Vimeo, blogging platforms, programming communities (Newgrounds?)
-Summary of research findings and suggestions