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  • 1.  English

    Posted 28 days ago
    Hello everyone, I am Dr. B. Suchitra singh from India. I'm glad to be a part of TESOL community. Looking forward for positive collaborations. 😊

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    Dr. B. Suchitra Singh
    Osmania University
    India
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  • 2.  RE: English

    Posted 26 days ago
    Hello Suchitra:

    Good to have you with us!  In your profile, you note that you seek out innovative and creative teaching methods.  Can you share a recent activity or project you have had your students do?

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    Nikki Ashcraft
    Associate Teaching Professor
    University of Missouri
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  • 3.  RE: English

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hello Nikki :
    Good to hear from you, I teach in a Government college for Undergraduate students. Most of the students come from vernacular medium, hence they find it difficult to communicate in  English language. I  often experiment new innovative ways to motivate students to learn the language. 
    In the recent times, the sudden lockdown imposed by our government due to coronavirus pandemic resulted in closure of educational institutions. In order to complete the remaining syllabus we opted blended learning for the first time. During the online classes students who would otherwise shy away to speak in the face to face classroom situations, initiated to share their ideas. The positive outcome of blended learning was that during open discussions online, students came up with topics such as " Personal Hygiene of private parts " and "Sex Education", which is still considered a taboo to speak in public. The students connected with me without any  inhibitions and showed  great intrest in learning to communicate in English language. 
    Suchitra Singh
    Assistant Professor
    Government Degree College
    Telangana State, India. 







  • 4.  RE: English

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hi Suchritra:

    That's great that students felt less inhibited to speak in the online environment.  Why do you think that is?

    Has anyone else reading here on myTESOL noticed that their students are more/less inhibited to speak (or write) in the online environment?

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    Nikki Ashcraft
    Associate Teaching Professor
    University of Missouri
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