Online language teaching is a great method to teach a foreign language
The advantages of online course
- time-saving, money-saving
- accessible and convenient (distance education (Bray, Aoki & Dlugosh, 2008))
The disadvantages of online course:
Being less interested / motivated
Target student: teenagers
Objective: improving speaking ability in daily life/ grammatical knowledge
Besides providing videos on some certain websites, I would adopt these things…
Blog- a significant tool in online language teaching-
posting various kinds of authentic teaching material (articles, videos, web link)/ making learning becomes interesting
collect feedback from the comment-it is a platform for teacher and learners to interact (Murray & Hourigan, 2008 )
A tool to create collective language production (Lund, 2008)-learners could help each other to learn
display learning result-assessment (Video)
upload homework (the challenge is that someone may delete it)
It could create an environment that is not be restrained in real life (Jarmon, Traphagan, Mayrath & Trivedi, 2009).
a great way to communicate-practicing the ability of expression in the target language
Jamon, L et al., (2009). Virtual world teaching, experiential learning, and assessment: An interdisciplinary communication course in Second Life. Computer & Education, 53 (1), 169-182.
Lund, A. (2008). Wiki: a collective approach to language production. ReCALL. 20 (1), 35-64.
Murray, L., Hourigan, T. (2008). Blogs for specific purposes: Expressionist or socio-cognitivist approach? ReCALL,20 (1), 82-97.