After a long break, in this post I am going to write about the project I conducted in a young learners classroom last term. Using technology-mediated tasks with young learners of English has always been in my mind. I contacted my former student from the MA program and shared my idea with her.
She agreed to participate and we implemented the project collaboratively in her Grade 4 classroom in a private primary school in Istanbul. For 6 weeks, we created tasks to be completed by using various technological tools. The tasks were related to the topics covered in the English lessons. For each task, two handouts were prepared. One in English- to introduce the task and give the task instructions; one in Turkish- to instruct students on how to use the technological tool to be used for the task completion. I wrote a chapter about this study for the upcoming book, “Encyclopedia of Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age.” I will share it with you when it is published. In the next few posts, I will write about the tasks we used with young learners of English and share some of their products with you. You can also create and implement similar tasks in your own context.