3 WAYS TO FLIP YOUR EFL CLASSROOM
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Flipping the classroom is a relatively new method on the TEFL scene. It became popular in mainstream schools and academies but it can definitely be used successfully in the TEFL classroom. As with all new methods, though, you may not feel that comfortable throwing out your old TEFL teaching ideas and focussing only on how to flip your TEFL classroom, and there is no need to.
Here we offer you 3 ways you can implement the basic tenets of flipping the classroom without drastically changing your teaching style when teaching English as a Foreign Language.
This works well as part of a revision session. Allocate a grammar section to each student to study for homework. They must be able to come to the next lesson and teach the grammar point to their classmates however they want to – be it through activities, explanations or games. This will ensure the grammar focus of the lesson takes place at home but the grammar practice takes place in the classroom, when the teacher is on hand to answer questions or provide clarity.
Reading or watching videos
If time in class is short, it’s best not to waste time doing a reading or watching a video. There’s no reason why this can’t be done at home (if it’s possible). If you are going to deal with a reading or audio-visual text, let the students do it for homework. The classtime can then be spent discussing the text and on any questions they may have had.
Considering that flipping the classroom usually involves students doing the grammar focus at home, there is no reason why they shouldn’t be doing homework in the classroom. However, this does not mean that they should sit silently for half an hour doing grammar exercises. Instead, homework can be done as a collaborative task with their classmates. Essentially there shouldn’t be a need to correct the work when it is done because they students would be asking questions as they work.
Flipping the classroom can be a great way to turn the EFL classroom on its head. This is why it can be good to try it out once in a while, so your students can approach language learning in a different way. They will appreciate the change of pace and the change in instruction and so this will ignite a renewed interest in the learning process. What’s more, it will save you valuable classroom time which can be used more effectively.
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You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.