Types of blogs

If we analyse some examples of how tutors are currently using blogs, we can identify three potential uses for the blog in the language classroom:

  1. The tutor blog: daily reading practice for learners, online verbal exchange using comments, class information, resource for self-study.
  2. The learner blog: student get writing practice, develop a sense of ownership, and whatever they write can instantly be read by anyone else and, due to the comment features of the software, further exchange of ideas is promoted.
  3. The class blog: Students can create a free-form bulletin board, interact in an international classroom language exchange, or a project-based language learning exercise, where students can develop writing and research skills by creating an online resource.

You can see an example of a tutor blog here, a class blog, here, and a learner blog here, here or here.

If all this is not enough, and you are thursty for more information about the uses of blogs to support language teaching, then you can read this.


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