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!