Sunday, April 24, 2016

Digital Posters in the ESL classroom

Using digital posters when teaching esl has many benefits:

-Give confidence: as students create them they feel motivated and proud of their productions. They feel confident enough to talk about them.

-Encourage communication: posters are a way of showing what they learnt. They want to communicate what they wrote.

-Foster students´ autonomy and creativity: they are free to make their own decisions about the information they´re going to include. They have a leading role and aren´t restricted to their teacher´s choices.

-Adapt to different learning styles: they are involved in their own learning. They interact with their classmates and benefit from cooperative and collaborative work. The enviornment estimulates them because it isn´t  just a written text.

-Minimize grammar mistakes: language is specific. Complex structures aren´t used.