Following my reading of David Block’s insightful book ‘The social turn in second language acquisition’ (2002) I was inspired to make some videos of interviews of students and teachers discussing their views on materials and what makes effective lessons. This is a project in progress and has made me realise just how much work editing can be. I am using i-movie on the mac to edit these videos and hope to post them soon.
Further projects that will be include on the blog will be some experiments with apple i-books author exploring the same theme of the environment already spoken about on the blog. We will also be looking at the pros and cons of teaching with Skype and videoconferencing.