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  • http://www.eslpod.com/eslpod_blog/what-is-esl-podcast/
  • Go to English as a second language podcast./ What is ESL Podcast What is a podcast? A podcast is an audio file that you download from the Internet. After you download it, you can listen to it on your computer or on an MP3/portable music player (for example, an iPod or iRiver). You can subscribe to a podcast so that it is delivered to you automatically each day, just like a newspaper. What is the Learning Guide? The Learning Guide is an 8 - 10 page guide for every future podcast. The Learning Guide includes all of the following: Complete transcripts (ESL Podcast and English Café) Definitions Sample sentences Comprehension questions Additional explanations Cultural notes Tips on improving your English Get more information or register today for the Learning Guide. How do I download a podcast to my computer or MP3 player? The easiest way to is to subscribe to the podcast with free software such as iTunes. You can also download the individual files from our website: RIGHT-click on the Download button. (for Mac: CTRL-click). For Internet Explorer: Select Save Target As… (for Firefox: Save Link As ). When you see the Save box, note where you are saving it and click Save . Find the downloaded file and double-click it or import it into your computer’s audio player.
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    1. 1. Using Podcasts inLanguage Teaching Joan OSullivan 2011
    2. 2. What is a podcast?A podcast is an• audio and/or video file• ‘broadcast’ via the Internet• Can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device ( e.g. MP3 player)• Term ‘podcast’ comes from iPod (Apple portable MP3 player) and ‘broadcast’ Joan OSullivan 2011
    3. 3. How can we use podcasting in language teaching?2 main uses• Students can listen to existing podcasts• Students can create their own podcasts Joan OSullivan 2011
    4. 4. Using existing podcasts• Self study• Listening in class• Encourage students to find a podcast that interests them and to listen regularly (subscribe to podcast using e.g. iTunes ‘podcatcher’)• Variety of levels• Variety of topics Joan OSullivan 2011
    5. 5. How do I download a podcast to my computer or MP3 player • The easiest way to is to subscribe to the podcast with free software such as iTunes.Download iTunes at:http://www.apple.com/itunes/overview/?ref=http://itunes.com • You can also download the individual files from a website: – RIGHT-click on the Download button. (for Mac: CTRL-click). – For Internet Explorer: Select Save Target As… (for Firefox: Save Link As). – When you see the Save box, note where you are saving it and click Save. – Find the downloaded file and double-click it or import it into your computer’s audio player.From: http://www.eslpod.com/eslpod_blog/what-is-esl-podcast/ Joan OSullivan 2011
    6. 6. Using iPods in Language Teaching VideoClick to watch video! Joan OSullivan 2011
    7. 7. Some examples:General: Language Learning podcastsPodcasts for teachers and learnersEnglish:ESL Directory from LearnOutLoudBetter EnglishFun English LessonsEnglish as a Second Language PodcastGenki EnglishEnglishcaster Joan OSullivan 2011
    8. 8. For children• World News for children• The Audio Lab• Learn out Loud Joan OSullivan 2011
    9. 9. Students create podcasts • Individual • GroupTopic ideas:• Personal information• Opinions• Story-telling• Book/Film Reviews• Students produce regular podcasts on topics covered in class• Students listen to each other’s podcasts - take notes - discuss Joan OSullivan 2011
    10. 10. • Link to Kickapps Online Community• Link to Google sites class webpage Joan OSullivan 2011
    11. 11. References• Dudeney, G. & N. Hockly. How to teach English with Technology . Pearson Education 2007 Joan OSullivan 2011

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