Sunday, July 31, 2011

Will you consider including synchronous tools in your future EFL classroom in Saudi Arabia? Will there be any drawbacks?”


      Using synchronous tools are such big benefits for students that help them to reacquire a language. For me as future teacher, I would be using synchronous tools with my students to let them practice the language and improving their listening and speaking skills. I would be able also to make the students interacting in real context. There are many tools that we can use with our student s such as: voicethread, voxopop and voki. Using those tools with the student will make them confident and exciting to learn the language because the topics will contain discussion or experiences that students have been through. Those tools are also help in sharing the experiences with others and comment it in. they also help students to work in group and starting to interact a topic by acting as (teacher and student), (boss and worker) which will be helpful for student to using the language fluently and improving their speaking and listening skills. For me it was an interesting thing that I enjoyed using it with my friends to learning English language.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

would I use blogs, wikis and delicious with my EFL students?

In my opinion, using these technologies may help the students to be more interaction with others and sharing information in easiest way. In the beginning, I will ask the student to create an account in each of these websites then I will star to work on them one by one.
  • For using delicious, I would ask the student to collect their favorite links or whatever website links they usually work on it.
  • For blogging, I will show the students others people blogs so they will have an idea about it and what the use of it. I would ask them to design their profile AND MAKE SURE TO SAVE THEIR NAMES AND THEIR PASSWORDS, then starting to follow their friends. After that I would ask to start blogging.  
 It necessary to keep eyes on them and cheek their work step by step and give them assignments to use these websites and enjoy the work on it.  

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Application of Bax Normilasation in Saudi Arabia: The how!

Stephan Bax argues that, "Our aim should be to attain a state of `normalisation' in which the technology is invisible and truly integrated"

This article offers a critical study and review of  the history of the CALL , and it provides  three new categories of CALL also, It provides definitions. Stephan Bax described the three approaches and asserts that to allow a more detailed analysis of institutions and classrooms in the earlier analysis.  The second approach, an open invitation, but to have aim should to attain a state of "normalization".   In this technology that is invisible and truly integrated. In the final section of the article suggests some ways in which this normalization can be achieved using ethnographic assessments, research and work, for example, thus setting
 Program for the exercise of the CALL in the future. This article seeks answers to three questions:
1-  where has Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) been?
 2- where is it now?
3-  where is it going?
 It starts from the premise that if we are to maximize the benefits of CALL in future, we need to establish an agenda and a set of aims towards which to work. This in turn requires an analysis of where CALL has been in the past and where it is now—the future
must learn from the past and present. He answered each question about it.

my reflection about this article
         In Saudi Arabia, technology  is starting to be use in educational society. Technologies items such as computers is used in schools and teachers being used those items to help them for educational purpose. In my opinion, using these technologies help the student to involve more with the world and get more information from over around the world with different sources better than being stuck with limited sources and having nothing at the end. I hope that the convergent give full awareness to teacher and student for how much this CALL is important nowadays.

Monday, July 4, 2011


i am enjoynig this blogging so much :D
i want to know more about and sharing information together

Sunday, July 3, 2011


hi every one
i am Maram. amd i hope we will engoy this blogging XD