The Hungarobox project has compiled an exercise package for learning ICT vocabulary. The exercises promote learning of words and expressions included to the glossary.
The exercises are mostly aimed at the level B1–B2, but there are also some addressed to more advanced students at the level C1.
The exercises, some 100 altogether, can be worked on either online or printed on paper. They are divided into five groups: playful, vocabulary developing, grammatical, text production and text comprehension.
This teaching resource is available on a website for learners of Hungarian as a Foreign Language. The content is produced by highly qualified professionals who are teachers or lecturers of several foreign languages and Hungarian as a foreign language having expertise in the field. Among the task sheets there is a thematic collection of task sheets of language of ICT in Hungarian for students of Hungarian as a FL. This task sheet contains 8 imperative sentences that are instructions about computer usage. The task sheet comes with the key.
This task sheet is ideal both for practising and assessing the special vocabulary of ICT. The task sheet can be used for deepening the knowledge. This task sheet is a gap-filling exercise. Tt contains eight sentences from which the verb is missing. The task is to complete the sentences with the conjugated form of the right verb. What makes this task even harder is that it is the polite of form of verbs that are to be used in these sentences. Students are supported by the glossary on ICT terms that is available on the website and that can be used in case it is necessary.
The first task can be making students read the list of verbs in the list. Then they skim the text, focus on certain parts, words, expressions so that they can fill in the missing verbs in each of them. Then the learners are asked to complete the task sheet; match the verbs with the sentences, and use the appropriate form of the verbs. In order to promote social learning, learners can be put in pairs so that they could compare their solutions. The last activity could be to make learners play with the sentences; it could be either Activity (acting out the instructions) or Pictionary (drawing/illustrating the instructions). This way pragmatic aspects of learning can be included, as well.
There are a life-like, authentic sentences in Hungarian in the task sheet; the language and the register of the text are very suitable for pragmatic reasons. The lead-in task could be to make learners predict the content of the sentences by scanning and skimming them; they can predict what the text is about and activate their background knowledge on the topic. Then they read the sentences, match the missing verbs with the sentences. As students have previous knowledge on these terms, they can build on this knowledge while doing the task. After filling the gaps, they can do self-check, or compare their solutions in pairs. The final step could be the gamification of the task: making students play Activity (acting out the instructions) or Pictionary (drawing/illustrating the instructions). This way the kynesthetic type of learners get extra support.
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The present teaching source satisfies the needs of students specialized in ICT, This webpage is for learners of Hungarian language as a second language. This pdf activity sheet comes with key. This way of teaching special vocabulary is not the most innovative one, however, very easy to handle both for lecturers and learners. The task sheet is very good to drill certain vocabulary items, and this activity also very much focuses on grammar.
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