Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 6

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------speaking, listening, writing, reading and to the ability to motivate students to study and work. We analysed the impact of multiple intelligences and learner styles on the learning process. Very often our teachers – Anita Gauci, Niki Stokes and Valerie Zammit – asked us to work in pairs or teams of three in the group. Each thematic block was focused on developing existing knowledge and presentation of specific exercises. Especially interesting were the classes with the use of ICT and video presentations – we learned how to use Movie Maker to create our own video clips and multimedia presentations. We also learned how to create an interesting blog only for a specific group using avatars and other exciting apps. Some of the 42 hours of learning were dedicated to vocabulary and grammar. We practised collocations, idioms, pronunciation, and active listening. With an atypical use of songs and video clips, we examined prepositional phrases, word formation, transformation of sentences, as well as the social and cultural situations presented in the songs. In addition, we investigated some "living" language as well – the use of slang and informal expressions. An element worth mentioning was the exploitation of humour and jokes in learning phrasal verbs, grammatical structures and specific tenses. Interesting stories and anecdotes make it much easier to pass difficult content, which is often also confusing for students. The course focused on refreshing the teaching methods and techniques in order to spice up activities and adapt them to