To me, it is equally challenging to organize as it is to implement project-based learning in the classroom. Here you will find a specific example of one project with all the details related to its objectives and resources. It can be a great help if you need an example of a well-organized and structured project.
I am an English teacher who loves history and History and English make a great combination for developing oral skills! Find out how this combination provides an opportunity to teach state history to 4th graders in a manner authentic to their own lives and experiences in order to develop their speaking, reading and writing skills. Feel also free to pick other projects on this website.
I wanted to share with you my own webquest which shows how you can enhance English language skills through students' collaboration and learning about dances from around the world. Zunal allows for many different types of media to be added to the webquest such as websites, images, and videos which I find priceless for developing language skills. Besides hundreds of projects related to English language arts, you can browse webquests related to other subjects, as well.
When I am creating a project for teenagers, I feel I need extra help and ideas. This site saved me numerous times with its useful tips and activities, which you can use for increasing students’ motivation and developing their language skills. It also provides a variety of other resources, related to PBL and to other educational topics, too.
This short award winning video is a sort of a summary and my personal reminder about the main reasons for implementing PBL in the English classroom. I am sure you will find it useful and try some very simple, but effective activities, suggested by other language teachers.
One my favorite authors, Lindsey Clandfield, writes about the challenges of setting up effective project work and getting young learners interested in it. There are several practical tips for engaging young learners during the summer and some suggestions for presenting their final work at the end of the project.
This thesis, related to benefits and challenges of PBL in ELT, is one of most valuable resources I have recently found. For teachers who haven't tried implementing PBL, yet, this document covers its most important aspects from A to Z.