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English My way

http://preview.englishmyway.co.uk

English My Way is a tool funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government’s English language competition.

Resource/Tool Description

Didactic Analysis

English My Way is a blended learning programme focused on supporting adults who have low English language skills, or none at all, to become a part of their local communities. The project is designed to help learners develop skills and confidence in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

The website provides a section called Teaching materials where it’s possible to find materials to plan and run lessons; another section called Learning Circles provides materials and resources to help the learning process through different tools such as videos, storyboards, handouts and other.

This resource may be used by the teacher to programme and organise the lessons prior to the class using the Teaching Materials area. Although if the Learning Circles is a section dedicated to the self-studying process, it may be used as well by the teacher during the class. Lots of videos and activities provided in this special page of the website, can be used by the tutor during the class (a projector in this case is required) as an interesting way to improve the students interest. Especially the videos may be really useful because their duration is generally only around 1 minute.

Pros and cons:
+ The website is really clear and simple to use. + The areas Learning Circles – drawn for students – can be used also by the teachers during the class
– The Teaching Materials area requires a registration to the website before they are available

English My Way is an online platform that provides teaching/learning tools especially address to improve the English skills of an adult target group.

Technical Analysis

 

Complexity of the development / implementation of the content English my way offers a blend of learning, formats, platforms and delivery methods. Content is limited as this course is targeted at the beginners.
Comfort of use Easy
Skills and knowledge required Basic
Hardware requirements Computer or tablet, headphones and microphone
Software requirements No specific software.
Expected technological tendency/trend
Open Source Yes Access Online.
Mobile friendly No Registration required No

Additional Information

Level

A1

Access

Online

Language

English

Mobile friendly

No

url

http://preview.englishmyway.co.uk

Target group

Adults who have low language skills

Topic

Listening comprehension, Reading comprehension, Speaking + phonetics, Writing skills