This resource is a part of The Internet TESL Journal's Activities for ESL Students. In it you can find several quizzes contributed by different volunteers. These quizzes are adequate for A1-A2 level students/learners, as they focus on areas such as Days & Months, colours, numbers, animals, parts of the body, etc. As such, this resource is adequate for anyone who wants to learn the basics of Swedish, either for business purposes or simply if you want to go to Sweden for leisure purposes
By clicking on one of the vocabulary themes, you will be shown a quiz, with several questions. A word in English is given and the correct word in Swedish must be chosen among the five options given. Students get immediate feedback on their answers.
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Even though more suited for autonomous learning, this resource can also be used by lecturers in the classroom, applying it in a flipped classroom context. Students would thus be made accountable and autonomous regarding their own learning at a beginner level. Then, in class, the lecturer should practise these topics, by doing practical exercises, either in groups or in pairs, such as noughts and crosses (as a warmer), ‘the odd one out’ (select 4 words of the same semantic field and one of a different one. Students should select the one that does not belong to the same semantic group).
Depending on the lexical item learners want to learn, they can choose different items and answer the questions on them. For example, the ‘Parts of the body’ quiz has 26 questions. The word is given in English and the 5 options are written in Swedish. Just click on the answer that is believed to be correct. If you get the wrong answer, the correct word appears below the word in English. Do this only once and come back again to the same quiz after doing other quizzes. That way, you will check if you still remember the correct words and improve your quiz score.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
The resource is easily accessible online and it is also easy to use and adapt to several contexts starting from A1 level. It is very intuitive and therefore easy to use. Instructions are clear.
The resource can be easily explored on an individual level and requires internet access, either on a computer or mobile device. The learner can easily follow the resource as the resource uses English as a mediation language.
Students are given immediate feedback on their answers. Therefore, they can assess their own progress and reflect on learning. Even though a bit dated, quizzes are always a rather effective and amusing way of learning a language.
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