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May 28 - Are Online Grammar Materials Any Good?

ATESL Edmonton Local Meeting

Friday, May 28th, 2021
@ 5:00 PM MST
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Are Online Grammar Materials Any Good?
Dr. Leila Ranta and Her Students


Are Online Grammar Materials Any Good?

In this presentation, we present the results from a class project in a TESL course at the University of Alberta in Fall 2020. Students were given the task of examining the characteristics of online grammar materials in order to evaluate their quality.

Pooling together the results from all class members, the overall picture confirmed

the expectation that online grammar explanations are decontextualized and

grammar practice is generally written and involves mostly limited responses. While

this type of grammar material has its place, the dominance of highly controlled

written practice exercises severely limits their learning potential. Given the

increased emphasis on web-based delivery of ESL instruction, ESL teachers need to be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the kinds of materials that students interact with online.

To Join:

This session is open to all. However, there are some required steps in order to physically enter the webinar.

Be sure to join the ATESL Edmonton Chapter group before the session as only members of this group are allowed by the system to enter the PD room. As it may take time to be approved, we advise you join the Edmonton Local group as soon as possible.

Event Link:

Daniel Green and Fiza Abedin - Edmonton Local Co-Chairs

ATESL Chapter: Edmonton