Encouraging autonomous learning via reading blogs

Technology offers so many opportunities for autonomous learning, but students need to be guided. Online reading has become a major source in the field of ELT. It is easy to access, up to date and diverse.

Encourage your learners to search for a blog they find interesting in English. It can be about anything; a hobby, their home country, sport, a celebrity they like…

The information and findings on the blog can be used as the basis for varied activities:

  • A weekly writing summary on site or on line
  • A short presentation on site
  • A vodcast using vimeo or a smart phone
  • A podcast using a voice board or podcasting site
  • Interviewing classmates


If you try this activity, let me know how it goes in the comments!

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