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Vindicating Chat: Integrating Chat into the EFL Classroom

posted 25 Aug 2013, 09:19 by Asociación Profesores Inglés Rosario   [ updated 28 Aug 2013, 06:28 ]

APrIR takes great pleasure in inviting you to this new online presentation

 by our member Rita Zeinstejer

Vindicating Chat: Integrating Chat into the EFL Classroom

Internet Chat rooms have a dubious reputation among EFL teachers. They are seen as dangerous places for students, but the judicious integration of chat can be of real benefit.
In a controlled, educationally focused environment, students can chat with invited guests who have been chosen by the teacher for their specialist knowledge. Students can plan what they want to ask the guest and, because chat is more immediate than email, they can practise the skill of asking follow-up questions in this live online environment. Used in this way, chat can improve students’ thinking skills and literacy skills, and help develop critical literacy.
In this webinar different types of chatrooms will be mentioned, as well as the pedagogical rationale for adopting and integrating chat into our classes, and examples of the three modes –text, audio and video—will be provided, together with rules,chatiquette, possible projects and activities.
When? September 7th - 10 am
Where? Online, via the Webex platform kindly shared by SBS Librería Internacional
This event is absolutely free of charge for anyone interested,
as part of APrIR's Anniversary and Teacher's Day celebrations
but enrolment is essential. Limited Vacancies.
Fill in the form and you'll receive the instructions to join.
Rita Zeinstejer - Instructional Technology Specialist
•    EFL Teacher in  Argentina
•    Former Director of Studies ARCI (1980-2010)
•    Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner
•    CALL SIG Coordinator APrIR 2001-2008
•    “Webheads in Action” Member
•    Presenter at online and f2f international seminars congresses and conventions
•    Google Certified Teacher 2008
•    CALL-IS TESOL Steering Committee Member 2009-2012
•    CALL Consultant
•    TIC en el AULA Co-Director
•    WORLDCALL 2013 scholarship awardee
•    ELTONS 2013 Nominee for TIC en el AULA
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APrIR would like to thank SBS Librería Internacional and Rita Zeinstejer for their generosity.