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Vanya Ivanova, Gergana Petkova


Teaching English as a second language in addition to using it as a medium of instruction for other academic subjects involves both challenges and rewards. Motivating digital natives is a demanding task for a number of reasons such as time constraints and numerous enticements for plagiarism available online. In this article we share some practical ideas for projects administered to students from our experience. We are convinced that Information Technologies ought to be used in and outside of the classroom to improve pedagogy and not simply to make the teaching content appear more attractive. We hope that our work may serve teachers as a basis for fruitful discussions towards the benefit of all.


project tasks; ICT; self-study tests; student motivation; learner autonomy

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