I've been shifting stuff around on my personal website and I realised that I had a project that I did a couple of years ago that I haven't shared with anyone...
English Language Learners’ Blog Project
This is a proposal for a pilot project for classes of English Language Learners (ELLs) of mixed nationalities on residential or home-stay summer schools learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL). It includes a combination of in-class, online and possibly out of class activities where groups of ELLs collaborate to compose blog articles focusing on their respective cultures and daily lives, experiences at the summer school, and experiences in the country or region where they are studying. With this combination of classroom, online and out of class activities, the hope is to provide a framework for ELLs to develop their proficiency and competencies in English, improving their linguistic fluency and complexity while ensuring that their immediate language learning needs are met and that the subject matter and linguistic forms studied are meaningful and relevant to them.
Your thoughts and comments would be most welcome. Please feel free to use any or all of these resources in future projects of your own and I'd love to hear from you about how they went.