Role Play & Debate on Pollution & the Environment, Oral Expression in Debating, Image displayUploaded by Julie Alexander, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)
This class of 15-year old French learners is finishing a 6-week unit focusing on Oral Expression in English. Using the IWB to provide visual support with images and key points, the teacher tries to create an environment of a debate show. Learners argue their ideas, referencing things shown on the board.
[The teacher is using Smart software with an eBeam.]
Target language: English
Resource language: English
Native language of learners: French
Age range: 15+
Language level: B1 - Intermediate
Educational context: Secondary Education
IWB Features: Image
Teaching methods: Whole class discussion, Roleplay
Language area: Speaking
IWB board used: SMART Board
Interviewer: How does the IWB play a role in the debate activity?
Teacher: It's cosmetic, a support to make it real you know, reality TV. You are in the situation, you're inside the thing. Every time I do these role plays at the beginning I play CNN or [French TV channel] M6 jingles. Just to make it real. It works on the motivation really, setting the scene.
Enquêteur : Est-ce que le TBI peut vous aider à apprendre l'anglais?
Apprenant 1: Oui, c'est sympa
Apprenant 2: C'est plus ludique, plus convivial
Apprenant 3: Ca nous donne plus envie d'apprendre par rapport à travailler avec le livre.
Interviewer: Does the IWB help you to learn English?
Learner 1: Yes, it's nice.
Learner 2: It's more fun, more friendly.
Learner 3: It's more motivating than working with a textbook.
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