SHS Web Conf.
Volume 127, 2021International Linguistic Science and Practice Conference “Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages 2.0: Real vs. Virtual” 2021
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Linguodidactic Innovations During the Pandemic: Experience, Practice, Prospects|
|Published online||02 December 2021|
Linguodidactic potential of Microsoft Teams applications for teaching English vocabulary
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Foreign Language Department, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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The paper analyzes the existing research and case studies of using Microsoft 365 Teams (MS Teams) for educational purposes while teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) during distance learning in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and provides an introduction to the innovative use of MS Teams. The given article reveals some aspects of implementing Microsoft Teams applications (MS Teams apps) with a strong linguodidactic potential (Collaboard, WordClouds, Mindomo, Kahoot, Flipgrid, Quizlet, myQuiz, Fortune Cookie) in university students’ vocabulary teaching. The authors underline the methodological value of the abovementioned MS Teams apps and give some examples of the linguodidactic use of MS Teams apps in their own EFL teaching practice. Data were collected following the methods of theoretical analysis, the educational experiment was conducted following the empirical methods. The study provides an algorithm for a new way of teaching vocabulary to EFL students during distance learning and indicates which MS Teams apps can be used in terms of the stage of teaching vocabulary, exercise type, and activity type. As a result, the most optimal combination of using MS Teams apps to teach vocabulary during distance learning has been revealed: Collaboard, Mindomo (preparation) + Quizlet, WordClouds (presentation) + myQuiz, Kahoot (practice) + Flipgrid, Fortune Cookie (production).
Key words: COVID-19 / Microsoft Teams / distance learning / teaching vocabulary
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