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Linguistics English - Higher Education - Tree Diagrams

Uploaded by Sanderin van Hazebrouck, Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg (Germany)


This lesson was recorded in a university linguistics session. The trainer is preparing the learners for a linguistics exam. Since the learners are also pre-service primary and secondary school teachers, the trainer also wants to expose them to learning technologies like the IWB.

The learners used the IWB to draw tree diagrams of ambivalent sentences. The dual screen helped to compare the differences of the tree diagrams.


Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: German

Age range: 18+

Language level: C2 - Proficient

Educational context: Higher Education

IWB Features: Ad Hoc Annotation, Writing/pen tool (inc. handwriting recognition)

Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB

Language area: Grammar

IWB board used: SMART Board

Teacher comment

This scene shows how the learners use the IWB independently to emphazise certain features. The dual or split screen tool allows the teacher or learner to show the difference between the two tree diagrams. 

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