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Google Docs in Language Teaching and Learning

Název česky Google Docs ve výuce a učení se jazykům

BILOVÁ Štěpánka

Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj CASALC Review
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Centrum jazykového vzdělávání

Klíčová slova Google Docs; English for Specific Purposes (ESP); legal English; language teaching; ICT
Popis A shared online environment enabling multiple users to edit documents simultaneously, e.g. wikispaces or Google Docs, has become very popular in classes focused on developing writing skills or in any language classrooms. The paper provides an overview of literature dealing with the use of Google Docs in teaching and then presents tried and tested Google Docs activities which proved to be effective within university ESP courses not specialized in writing. The examples are taken from the context of legal English; however, they can be easily adapted to other professional, academic or general settings. The activities concern mainly in-class situations and they exploit Google Docs as a tool which facilitates fulfilling language tasks, rather than employing Google Docs as the main instrument of enhancing the skills.