Friday, September 24, 2010

SMS and chat language


Just read a really interesting blog about tha language we use when we write an SMS or while chatting.
Abbreviations exist in every language, especially when it comes to young people.
Sometimes I don't even understand what my students want to say, when they are texting me!
So I guess it is sothething that has to be taught!
It can also be a great idea for the lesson
Here is a lesson plan by Express Publishing
Students can also compare how they write messages in their own language.
You can also make your own excersises - games with this. Here are some links:

http://www.abbreviations.com/acronyms/CHAT

http://www.uscash.net/tips/chat.html

http://searchcrm.techtarget.com/definition/Twitter-chat-and-text-messaging-abbreviations

http://www.smsdictionary.co.uk/abbreviations

1 comment:

Jenny said...

LOL, I sometimes have got this problem myself...