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7 Ways to Use Social Media in the ESL Classroom (Language Learning Centre)

11/12/2017
Language: EN
  1. KEEP ME POSTED

Create a Twitter account or Facebook page/group for your class. Students compose Tweets or posts about something they're learning, for example, Christmas in Malta for family and friends to read.

     2. ESL BLOGGERS

Create a blog for your class and have students cntribute regular posts on several social media sites. They may also reply to comments to their posts.

     3. CONNECTED CLASSROOMS

Reach out to classrooms/schools in other cities/states/countries. Use social media to facilitate interaction among ESL students from different cultural backgrounds.

      4. YOUTUBERS

Have a YouTube channel for your class. Create and upload videos of your students acting out role plays, interviewing each other or putting on a show. share videos with family and friends.

     5. DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

More and more companies and college admissions boards are checking social media profiles when researching candidates. With the advent of online resumes, ESL students are in dire need of digital literacy, as well as English fluency. Teach them how to write a professional-looking Linkedin profile, or discuss what(not) to post to their Facebook profiles.

    6. Hang out!

Google Hangouts can be an invaluable resource for students who need to work on a project but can't work out a schedule to meet at the same place, at the same time. You may also choose to host a specila Hangout outside classs hours.

    7. GO SOCIAL WITH EDMODO

Often referred to as the "Facebook for schools", Edmodo is a platform that allows you to create a digital classroom & post assignments, announcements and interact with your Ss, as well as ESL teachers located throughout the globe.

 

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  • Anett Szitó's picture
    Everything is becoming digital. Social media is already used by everyone. There are several ways to use social media in education - studying can be more efficient and collaborative by the help of social media. It's a good opportunity to create a community, organize learning resources or simply just continue the conversation etc.