VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2018

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Teaching Writing Skills and Enhancing Vocabularies with Imind-Map, Making Mate, and Quizlet’s Learning Tools
Soryaly Chau, Khon Chau

Building: A12
Room: Room 201
Date: 2018-10-12 03:55 PM – 04:25 PM
Last modified: 2018-09-15

Abstract


The utilization of ICT plays a key issue in the development of education and training in Vietnam, therefore, the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam has instructed to strengthen teaching and training regarding the application of ICT. Moreover, the National Foreign Languages ​​Project 2020 has involved much in this issue through different programs and activities in order to offer essential ICT courses to assist teachers of English in Vietnam to meet the ICT competence goals. However, the application of ICT in English teaching and learning requires persistence and abilities of both teachers and learners. In fact, previous studies have shown that English teachers in Vietnam have tried and worked hard to learn to improve their skills in using ICT to teach English, but still find limitations and challenges over the recent years that require them to learn and update immediately. This article aims to share the experiences of applying ICT in teaching English writing skills, such as Imind-Map, Making Mate, Blogs Wordpress, Padlet together with Quizlet and Word Search Marker for learning and improving vocabularies. The author has used it effectively for teaching students at An Giang University, especially for English-major students.



Keywords


ICT application, writing skill, vocabulary improvement, Imind-Map, Making Mate, and Quizlet