Used method Video task
Used programme/site/app Screencast-o-matic
Title/topic Pronunciation exercises
Subject English
Age of students, grade, if languages then the language level (A1 to C2) 3rd grade (10 years old), A2
Short description of the method (how was it used in the learning process) The teacher puts together a slideshow with necessary vocabulary and records the pronunciation using the site screencast-o-matic. The students look at the video at home and practice pronunciation
Links to the materials https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=bllujffFboQ
Describe what was easy/useful for yourself as a teacher in preparing the material To make a slideshow is simple if you have previously found all the necessary photos for the vocabulary and it allows to choose this vocabulary what is needed. Recording your own pronunciation is useful if you want to make it very clear and slow. Using screencastomatic requires few minutes to get use to it, but it is easy to use.
Describe what was difficult in preparing the material You need to figure out where to upload the videos so that the students can access them. I uploaded in youtube and then added the link to the classblog.
Describe what was easy/useful for yourself in implementing the material
Describe what was difficult in implementation of the material
What were the benefits for students? Think about students’ motivation, responsibility, interest etc based on student surveys, observations The students could practice pronunciation at home that is usually difficult, because there aren’t any good sites to practice pronunciation.
What were the drawbacks of using the method from the students’ perspective? You need to practice the task first in the class as at home they might not understand what to do
Author Maarja Urb
School Viimsi Secondary School, Estonia
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