MS-Office exercise and lookup templates (Aston, 3 July 07)

Date: 3 July, 2007
Location: Aston University
Event type: Workshop

Location map | Programme

workshop attendees

The workshop will present two MS-Office templates that facilitate lesson delivery and student interaction in language labs and computerized classrooms. The MS-Word quiz template lets the teacher look up items in internet-based reference works and databases as well as perform local TTS operations and gives the student instant feedback during formative exercises. The template allows the instructor to give students answer hints and distantly monitor student progress. The template can be used for a wide variety of typical foreign language teaching exercises (listening comprehension, grammar or audio-lingual drills and information gap dialogues) and provides summative results to both students and instructor. The MS-PowerPoint presentation and exercise template lets the teacher look up items in internet-based reference works and databases for digital whiteboard presentation purposes as well as to perform sequential and interactive exercises.

During the hands-on part of the workshop, the participants will learn how to copy/paste their own exercise materials into these templates and be given opportunity to operate them under classroom teaching conditions using a Sanako Language Lab System.

This event is organised under the Subject Centre's Workshops to go scheme.

Workshop fee

Please note there is no charge for this event but we reserve the right to charge a £20.00 non-attendance fee.


Aston University
NX 13 Main Building (2)
North Wing
Floor 10
Parking at Car Park 6

Provisional programme for 3 July 2007
Time Session
10.00 - 10.30 Registration and coffee
10.30 - 10.45 Introduction: Thomas Plagwitz
10.45 - 11.30 MS-Word Templates I
11.30 - 12.00 Group work and discussion
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
Participants can purchase their lunch from the University
13.00 - 13.45 MS-Word Templates II
13.45 - 14.15 Group work and discussion
14.15 - 15.00 MS-PowerPoint Templates 
15.00 - 15.30 Group work and discussion
15.30 - 15.45 Close