Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Leigh, Bee and others seeking to develop their online presence, skills, expertise, know how and community - not an exhaustive list by any means - I suggest clicking across to . . .
Friday, November 17, 2006
Yesterday I saw the School of Art, Otago Polytechnic. I saw a small house. In the middle of the house there was a small tree. On the tree there were a lot of rings. It was just like a dream. (by Wei Lu)
Yesterday afternoon, our Polytechnic students went to the School of Art's exhibition. First, I saw a sculpture. It was very amazing. And a beehive was very interesting too. But some of the others I didn't understand. I enjoyed the Korean room especially; it was impressive. I followed Korean shoes up the stairs and took off my own shoes when entering the room. There was a Korean student there who served green tea to me. I had a very enjoyable time. Thank you to all School of Art's students! (by KwiOk)
Yesterday I went to the art school which held many different types of artexhibits.I saw an operation performed through digital movies,and ceramics.It was really crul art but a very impressive exhibition. (by Wook)
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
- www.jabberwacky.com - for practising chatter in a safe but unusual environment
- www.flickr.com - for practising making comments quickly about beautiful subjects
- http://www.manythings.org/ for all sorts of activities, especially grammar
- www.blogger.com for reflective writing and developing a voice
- www.newszealand.blogspot.com for bite-sized pieces of NZ news
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/ for a variety of British-English audio-visual materials
- http://www.cdlponline.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=homepage for a high quality listening and reading site
There were more - and I've left spaces - but my pen wasn't swift enough. As with many posts, this is a working project. To be continued.
William and Pariya at a previous course
I forgot to tell you yesterday, but today I have to attend a course from 9 until 12, therefore I cannot be with you. Here is what I'd like you to do on your own.
9.15-9.45 The six people who need to resit their Listening to an Oral Presentation will join AM3 to do that assessment. They are: Hedi, David, Carol, Fauzia, Terumi and Jian.
The others could either use the computers to complete the work on the blogs we started yesterday - see the yesterday's post of this blog for details. Or you could explore the website we looked at yesterday - but quietly, because of the listening test next door.
(I am happy to tell you that the following people have achieved Delivering a Short Oral Presentation: George, Eun Sook, Mikyung, Hedi, Jason, David, Jian, Fauzia, Kyung and Carol.)
10-10.30 Form four groups and discuss what you will do today during conversation hour. Prepare topics and/or questions, using materials we have used in class e.g. your presentation, icebergs, yellow-eyed penguins, Ted Simon (the motorcyclist), the wallaby, the giant baby . . .
Please make sure you greet the conversation assistants at the door and guide them to where you will speak. Today you may use our classroom, H114 and the common room. If only three assistants come, then would the fourth group please distribute themselves in the other three groups.
I will see you tomorrow as usual, inshallah.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Jian www.englishpractice3058.blogspot.com (comments need owner approval)
Samantha www.samsamnz.blogspot.com (not yet functional)
see also www.003fall2006.blogspot.com for other groups of students elsewhere.