Dear EFL teachers, this week you are going to learn about one of the most cutting edge teaching approaches which uses videos (and technology in general) to turn traditional classroom on its head and empowers students to become independent, autonomous and responsible learners. It goes wonderfully together with EFL blogs and might help you save a lot of time and accomplish much more in the classroom. We hope this teaching method will offer you various creative ideas for a different, fresh approach to teaching English as a foreign language. Enjoy experimenting with innovative 21st century tools!
Task 2: Various American schools and universities use flipped instruction to teach English. For example, Ohio State University created a separate YouTube ESL Flipped Channel where they post new videos for ESL students every week. What would be 4-5 benefits of the flipped classroom model for language teaching? Research the following resources and post your suggestions below, as a comment to this blog - please add examples for each benefit if possible:
Task 3: Analyse the flipped classroom lesson plans posted below, choose the one you liked and:
Task 4: Create your own flipped EFL lesson plan for one of the topics you will be teaching in January, 2015, post it on your blog and share the link with us, as a comment for this assignment.