Some Features of Moodle for English for Specific Purposes

Žana Knežević

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467
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481

Abstract


It is now widely known that modern technologies offer numerous possibilities for language teaching and learning, which may also be applied to English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are currently being globally used, as they present online spaces where teachers can organize their work, and the work of their students. Moodle, as one of the most popular VLEs, has been used at the Faculty of Information Technology, University “Mediterranean” Podgorica, Montenegro, since 2009, where it has proved itself to be one of the most beneficial technological means to be applied in ESP teaching and learning. The aim of the paper is to illustrate how Moodle supports communicative and collaborative learning, and how students can improve their communication and the four language skills, enhance specific vocabulary, and simulate some real-life situations. Some blocks and modules in Moodle for providing students with adequate teaching materials, and the ways of assigning different activities to students will be discussed. In conclusion, the vital role of teacher in applying Moodle in ESP will be emphasized.

Key words: Moodle, Virtual Learning Environment – VLE, technology, block, resource, activity, English for Specific Purposes – ESP, teacher


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