Lingva B2.a students took it very seriously when told to do the English multimedia project called News Verb Forms. They were first instructed to read the latest news stories on various topics on the website https://www.wikinews.org/, and summarize them orally for their classmates. The second step of the assignment involved creating verb form gap-fill exercises using the interactive Hot Potatoes authoring tools, and the final one was to do their classmates’ exercises, practicing use of verb forms both in the stage of creating as well as in that of doing the exercises. Although at first the teacher thought that students would not like to do more than one additional peer-created exercise, Sofija Belušević, Teodora Beljić, Iva Obućina, Jelena Perić, Filip Petrović, Kalina Petrovic, Uroš Uverić, pleasantly suprised her by asking to do all five exercises; what is more, the fast finishers even did some of the similar last year’s activities done by former Lingva students.
As in the previous years, a large number of higher-level course students from Gorenje made a special effort in their English language learning by taking part in multimedia projects. They created slide presentations on various business and technical topics, held them before colleagues in their groups, and finally took part in the assessment and follow-up discussion. In this way they additionally developed all language skills and enhanced their communicative skills and confidence about public speaking. Here are some of their presentations which have been published on our web site www.lingva.com/cafe :
Long-awaited internationally recognized Cambridge Certificates have gone into the right hands! Hardworking and versatile students Jelisaveta Maksimović, who was awarded a CAE Certificate, as well as Anđela Lazić and Tina Mijatović (FCE Certificates), have invested a lot of time and effort into English language learning and now they can reap the rewards of their success. Anđela and Tina are following in Jelisaveta’s footsteps, doing another higher, C1-level course at Lingva, which will enable them to take the CAE examination in December this year. The extraordinary results of these diligent girls have given us fresh and strong impetus to provide even better teaching and learning resources at Lingva.
Aware of the particular benefits of multimedia English projects for their needs in terms of developing communicative skills and boosting confidence for public speaking, hardworking students from Gorenje d.o.o. company readily took part in all the stages of their execution, from briefing, gathering, selecting and synthesising information to creating and editing, and finally giving oral presentations followed by feedback/evaluation.
English teaching/learning based on multimedia project work has been used in Lingva since the very start of school operation because of the exceptional value this approach adds to language acquisition through increased motivation, cooperation, learner autonomy, the balance between the process and product of learning, and feeling of fulfillment.
Here are new engaging multimedia English projects done by Gorenje d.o.o. students, which have been published on our web site https://lingva.com/cafe/ :
Lingva students from Gorenje at C1.a level have shared some interesting news with us in the latest issue of Lingva Web Thistle. Ivana, Ana and Aleksandar are reporting about their Business English course at Lingva, a burning issue connected with air pollution in Valjevo, Serbian tourism impact on the world media and an interesting development in the business of cider production.
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New Year and Christmas holidays were made more enjoyable for Lingva teachers by Creative Centre representative Mr. Dejan Begović and Parents’ Guide TV programme crew. The ocassion was the offical award of the Creative Centre prizes to LINGVA school in Valjevo for the best scenography of the Frozen Again story by teacher Marija Matić Grujić, in the “Telling LEGO® Fairy Tales“ competition. This valuable recognition will certainly provide additional incentive for Lingva teachers to continue with creative use of this popular resource in foreign language teaching and learning.
Once again we learned how precious multimedia resource sharing is in learning English. In our latest English language activity titled News Story Tenses we used Wikinews website both to learn what’s going on in the world and to brush up on our use of English tenses. We have found out that Saudi women will finally be allowed to drive, how the US-based taxi booking company Uber was too relaxed about London transport regulations, that Star Trek enthusiasts can enjoy a new series after 12 years, and about different approaches of Facebook and Russia to the protection of personal data. In the process, we practiced all four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and as a result we created interactive grammar exercises focusing on tenses for everybody who is interested to have a try.