How to Use PowerPoint as an Integration of Multimedia to Enhance Classroom Communication

Ha Van Sinh

In a resource-challenging context of teaching EFL in Vietnam, the use of multimedia at best relies on a computer connected to an LCD projector, and the use of Microsoft Office PowerPoint (PP) seems to be the only tool for the teaching and learning of English. However, not many EFL teachers are able to integrate all the forms of multimedia into their PP slides, and thus waste time moving from PP slides to CD drive to connect to audio or video sources or use their slides as a still picture. This workshop aims to share with classroom teachers of English experience in combining text, still images, audio, and video in an interactive way to enhance effectiveness in using PP to develop the learner communication skills. Some practical techniques will be demonstrated to provide EFL classroom teachers with more confidence and skills in designing a PP slide for teaching communicative English.