Proceedings of The 3rd World Conference on Education and Teaching
Transformation of Esl Activities In Online Studying
Yana A. Alpatova, Tatyana Yu. Shershneva, Saule U. Temirkhanova
The shift of education to the emergency remote format of teaching and learning due to the pandemic, now contrasted with what was previously understood by online learning, has been followed by transformations in the ELT methodology. These transformations are characterized by the adjustment of teaching staff to the “The New Normal” in search of relevant instruction materials and tools to design a wide range of classroom activities, starting from regular lesson planning and ending with overall syllabi modifications. This article looks at key transformations in teaching four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking to be implemented into the multilevel academic English programme in remote teaching conditions. The transformations under discussion include adapting lesson plans to online reality with a greater reliance on students’ self-study, using an assortment of online tools available on the MS Teams platform, adapting traditional offline speaking games to the online classroom environment, maximizing students’ involvement at online lessons, modifying the method of monitoring the target language use and mistakes correction, and using online instruments for assessment and feedback. These transformations are illustrated with descriptions of lesson activities and procedures.
keywords: ELT, methodology, online, modifications, lesson design .