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Classroom objects: Learning vocabulary with embedded audio and images

Uploaded by Julie Alexander, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)


This class of primary school learners of English (8-9 years old) are learning the vocabulary of classroom objects.  In this extract, individual learners come to the IWB, say the name of one of the objects found in a school bag, and then check if they have the correct word by clicking on the embedded audio associated with the image.  The teacher withholds the pen until each learner says his or her chosen word, then gives them the pen to check their answers.




Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: French

Age range: 8+

Language level: A1 - beginner

Educational context: Primary Education

IWB Features: Image, Sound

Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB

Language area: Listening, Pronunciation, Vocabulary

IWB board used: eInstruction / Interwrite

Teacher comment

They have to remember the name before saying it.  And it's important too, because everybody listens to the answer and whether it's correct or not.  And I don't correct the learners, they correct themselves with the audio file.

Learner comments

Apprenant : Tout le monde est allé au TBI devant mais tout le monde n'a pas déplacé les trucs.  Moi par exemple, j'ai pas déplacé mais par contre tout le monde est allé devant le TBI.

Learner : Everyone went up to the IWB, but not everybody moved things.  I got to move things, for example.  But everybody had a turn at the IWB.



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