MAKING THE MOST OF EFL OUTINGS
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language doesn’t only need to take place in the classroom. Taking your students out into the real world can be a great opportunity for them to be exposed to natural language and practise their language. However, teachers need to be careful that efl outings don’t turn into free-for-alls with little or no educational value.
To avoid this, all you need to do is make sure your students are well prepared for the outing. Taking them out of the class is all well and good but the lesson should actually start before you’ve even left the classroom. So here are a few ways you can prepare your students to make the most out of EFL outings.
Tips for making the most of EFL Outings
EFL Outings – Questionnaires
Students can work in groups and brainstorm questions they would like answered about wherever you are going. So if you are going to an art gallery, they might like to ask questions about the period or genre of art on display or about the artist. During the outing they must find the answers to their questions by asking or doing research. After the outing, the students can give presentations about what they learned, based on their questions.
EFL Outings – A model activity
It can be a good idea to deal with an identical topic before going on the outing. In other words, if you are going on a walking tour of a town to look at the architecture, a lesson can be done on the architecture of another town. Students can do a virtual tour by looking at pictures of the town in question. Or they could do research and give presentations on different towns. This will introduce them to vocabulary and language which they are likely to encounter on the outing. It will also give them a foundation of knowledge on the topic.
EFL Outings – Bingo
Before leaving for the outing, have the students create their own Bingo board. For each square the students must write a vocabulary item which they predict they will see on the outing. For example, if you are going to a restaurant, the students might choose table, waiter, and cutlery. While on the outing the students can tick off their words as they see them. After the outing in groups they must describe where they saw their vocabulary items or write a paragraph describing the outing, using their chosen words.
EFL Outings – Video
Wherever you are going, you are sure to be able to find a video relating to some aspect of the outing. Watching a video before the outing will introduce your students to relevant vocabulary and arouse their interest. It can be used as a catalyst for discussion on the topic or it can lead the students to ask more questions which can be answered on the outing.
EFL outings are a great tool for teaching English. Students enjoy leaving the classroom and getting out in the real world while the outing itself is an excellent source of language. Don’t be afraid of taking your students on EFL outings, but just be sure they are adequately prepared for them.
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In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
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.