English as a foreign language for Speech Therapy and Audiology students

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Subject of practice


Target groups


Educational level

Higher Education

Short Summary

Learn to work as a team of professionals to solve a specific medical problem with the use of digital resources and tools in English.

Duration of the implementation

2013-03-01 15:45:00 - 2013-04-30 14:45:00

Difficulty of ICT solutions used


Detailed description

Age of learners

20 - 35

Learning outcomes

to increase a range of specific vocabulary connected with the studied area

Typical learning time

1 month

Description of challenges faced (Are there any difficulties teachers/learners might face?)

competences to be achieved• self-management
• thinking, problem-solving and decision making
• being creative
• communication (reading and writing)
• collaboration
• motivation and confidence

Detailed description

 Pedagogical approach taken A driving question is formed to make students see the needs to gain knowledge, understand concepts ,etc. Teacher begins with an entry event that generates curiosity. Most of the activities are designed, initiated, facilitated, monitored and supported by the teacher (on-line and in-class) but they can also be initiated and supported by the peer students(on-line and in-class).



.Methods of evaluation students feedback, assessment of final product, self-evaluation, discussion, PBL checklist, collaboration rubric, teamwork rubric



.Ethical statement Students are acquainted with netiquette, the idea of digital citizenship, creative commons and plagiarism. Discussion on the basis of course book material and internet resources.

Students attach bibliography/netography and reference links to their products.

Learning Activities / Implementation

Both individual and group studying the resources to increase understanding of texts written in English. Writing summaries and plans to practise writing skills. Watching video and listening to audio resources to practise listening comprehension. Recording audio or video files to practise speaking. Communicating via Edmodo, sharing materials on-line, creating digital posters to practise digital and collaborative skills. Running a project calendar and management log to learn how to manage the time and how to collaborate virtually.

Activity: On-line Stage

Students watch You Tube video clips: "Children of a Lesser God", "Rain Man" on the internet at home and prepare for the class discussion on communicative disorders.Links to the clips available on blog Lektorat and Edmodo
Activity: Students read an article from the internet "How are communication skills important?" at home and prepare for the class discussion on the importance of good communication skills.
Discussion questions available on Edmodo.

Activity: In-class Stage
Discussion on contemporary means of communication and communication breakdown on the basis of a song ("Communication" by Janet Jackson )
Discussion on the importance of communication skills - An article from the internet "How are communication skills important?"
Discussion on communicative disorders (video clips Children of a Lesser God, Rain Man, watched by students at home) Activity: Students are given detailed instructions and requirements concerning the following on-line stage of the project (creating a digital poster) and are aquainted with netiquette and proper use use of digital media

Activity: On-line Stage
(Edmodo, Glogster)
Students collaborate in virtual groups of 3 or 4 to create digital posters on Communicative Disorders (the problems connected with their field of studies) from 4 to 5 weeks.

Activity: On-line and in-class
Project assessment and evaluation


Tools used to realise the practice

Edmodo, Glogster, Vocaroo, Google Documents, Jing, YouTube, Blogger,etc

Country of originPoland
Language of the practiceEnglish
Website relatedhttp://lektoratangielski.blogspot.gr/p/logopedia-edmodo.html
Status of the practiceFinal
Download full practice desciprion digiskills_best-practice_1.pdf
Area of good practice
  • ICT enabled learning - Using digital resources for face-to-face classroom practice & for online learning/blended classroom practice
Copyright related to this practice

Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

This practice is
Transferable, Effectiveness, Collaborative

About the author

Name of contributorIwona Filip
Affiliation of contributor UMCS
Institution where this practice was implementedUMCS
Contact e-mailchristod@westgate.gr