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Practical PowerPoint group projects for the EFL classroom

Matthew Apple1, & Keita Kikuchi2

1 Doshisha University, JAPAN mapple@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
2 Waseda University, JAPAN kkikuchi@waseda.jp

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v3n3.48


Abstract

Using PowerPoint for student-created group projects can be motivating and enjoyable for both students and instructors while fostering a sense of student self-reliance and autonomy. After a brief review of the benefits of cooperative group work and scaffolding in second language learning, this paper highlights three different methods for using PowerPoint in a university classroom setting. The first method involves student construction of picture stories, the second describes making travel plans, and the third demonstrates guidelines for outside class group work on simple research projects, such as surveys of fellow students' opinions. Finally, the authors give examples of peer and instructor assessment forms and offer possible future directions for research and implementation of PowerPoint projects in second language classrooms.



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Apple, M., & Kikuchi, K. (2007). Practical PowerPoint group projects for the EFL classroom. The JALT CALL Journal, 3(3), 110–122. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v3n3.48


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