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Title: The use of Google forms as supplementary learning material for the ESP class.

 

Vol. 10(2), 2022, pp. 33-47.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.46687/VHRP9644

 

Author: Olivia Chirobocea-Tudor

About the author: Olivia Chirobocea-Tudor is an associate professor at “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of Letters. She teaches English for Specific Purposes in the field of natural sciences, but her area of research is wider including cultural studies and American literature (doctoral studies). She published several English courses for students, a specialized bilingual dictionary and numerous articles on topics related to ESP, terminology, as well as cultural studies and American postmodernist literature. She was also a member in six research projects between 2007 and 2020, and edited the proceedings volumes of five national and international conferences. She is a member in several professional associations in the field of philology. 

e-mail: olivia.ch31@gmail.com; chirobocea.olivia@365.univ-ovidius.ro     

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2850-3094

 

Citation (APA style): Chirobocea-Tudor, O. (2022). The use of Google forms as supplementary learning material for the ESP class. Studies in Linguistics, Culture, and FLT, 10(2), 33-47. http://doi.org/10.46687/VHRP9644.

 

Link: http://silc.fhn-shu.com/issues/2022-2/SILC_2022_Vol_10_Issue_2_033-047_15.pdf

 

Abstract: The use of digital tools in the teaching of languages has increased exponentially during the pandemic due to the imposed online teaching measure or what has become known as remote emergency teaching. Such tools have proved very efficient in diversifying class activities as well as in engaging students more and increasing their motivation. They have also triggered teachers’ imagination and inspired them to propose and develop a wide range of uses for these tools. Google Forms is one such platform that is easily accessible and can be employed for various purposes within a language class or outside it as extra material. This article explores the potential of this tool as a helpful supplement for the ESP class, with focus on vocabulary acquisition, consolidation and revision, spelling and correct equivalence of specialized terminology between L1 and L2, as well as grammar. The platform can be used both in online classes and face-to-face classes, therefore it is a universal tool, regardless of how education is organized. A wide variety of practice activities can be developed in order to facilitate active learning, improve students’ engagement in the discipline and motivate them to enhance their knowledge.  

Key words: Google Forms, ESP, specialized vocabulary, learning material

 

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