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Pages: 1594-1603
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: USING MEDIA AND COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING

P. Marín García1, L. Astruc2

1Universidad Católica de Valencia (SPAIN)
2Open University (UNITED KINGDOM)
In this paper we present a language teaching experience carried out with a group of students from the Universidad Católica de Valencia (Spain) and a smaller group of native English speakers. Prior to the experience, participants were asked to fill a questionnaire assessing their preferred learning style and afterwards they filled another one about their perceptions and reactions. Additionally, we collected observation data to be triangulated with the questionnaire data.

The first group was formed by 15 Spanish learners of English of upper intermediate level enrolled in a face-to-face course which involved two weekly teaching sessions in the classroom. The second group had 4 English native speakers with experience in the use of and the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE, a "plataforma"); so, both groups work normally over the Internet using advanced educational technologies.

The aim of the experience was for the Valencian students to work in groups and then interact in an asynchronous forum with the native English speakers who have familiarised themselves with the topic. The learning experience followed these steps: a) preparatory work using different media (video + text on 'Betty la fea' and ‘Ugly Betty') and focusing on content and vocabulary, b) revising grammatical content (the conditional), c) asynchronous discussion in the forum. In response to a final questionnaire, the Valencian students reported having enjoyed the experience, feeling very motivated, and wanting to repeat it.
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title = {MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: USING MEDIA AND COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
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P. Marín García, L. Astruc (2012) MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: USING MEDIA AND COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 1594-1603.
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