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This presentation is about a project using podcasts, through the tool podbean, to develop listening and oral skills for hotel waiters.

This presentation is about a project using podcasts, through the tool podbean, to develop listening and oral skills for hotel waiters.

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  • Dear Héctor, thank you very much for your comment. I would very much appreciate sharing the results you might get with your students. It will be great to incorporate your ideas too.Take care!
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  • Very good job María Aurora. Excellent job. I have to say that I will follow some of your ideas to incorporate technological to help my students to improve the listening skill. Very good job!
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  • 1.
    • Developing oral and listening skills through the use of podcasts
    • Author: María Aurora Ovalles
    • Professor: Evelyn Izquierdo
    • July, 2011
  • 2.
    • ¨A podcast is an audio file (most often an MP3) that you can download to your computer or music player (such as an iPod).¨
    • ( http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/podcast.html )
    • ¨ Creating podcasts allow students to experience the pleasure of sharing their work with an audience as they learn about communication throgh electronic media .¨
    • ( http://www.sedl.org/afterschool/lessonplans/index.cgi?show_record=112 )
    ¨Apart form listening, it is also possible to use podcasts to extend the scope of the classroom by involving students in the creation and publishing of their own content for a real audience.¨ ( http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume9/ej36/ej36int / )
  • 3. Local context
    • 10 hotel waiters working at Ole Caribe Hotel in Macuto, Vargas State.
    • Different educational levels
    • Aged 25 to 48
    • Eager to learn, enthusiastic, committed to their learning process.
    • Previous knowledge of internet.
    • An cyber room available.
  • 4.
    • Purpose
    • To create a database of recorded conversations related to the function: ¨ordering food at a restaurant¨ through the use of podcasts.
    • Objectives:
    • To develop listening skills
    • To develop oral skills
    • To introduce learners to the use of podcasts.
  • 5.
    • Audience
    • Hotel waiters at Olé Caribe Hotel
    • Hotel waiters in general
    • EFL teachers working in the English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) field, in the hotel industry.
  • 6.
    • Procedure:
    • Learners will be first trained in using the tool ¨podbean¨
    • In pairs, they will record on ¨audioboo¨some short conversations using expressions related to ¨ordering food at a restaurant¨
    • Learners will check the recordings
    • Recordings will be uploaded to the course wiki
    • Resources:
    • Audioboo, internet
  • 7.
    • Chronogram
    • This activity will take 4 sessions and will be done in the month of october, 2011, after learners familiarize with common expressions used when ¨ordering food at the restaurant.¨
  • 8.
    • Product:
    • Learners are expected to create their own podcasts, and podcasts will be listened to, in f2f class.
    • Evaluation:
    • Formative
    • ¨…evaluating students in the process of forming their competencies and skills with the goal of helping them to continue that growth process¨ (Brown,2004)
  • 9.
    • References
    • Brown, H (2004) Language Assessment. Principles and Claroom Practices. Pearson Education.
    • http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/podcast.html
    • http://www.sedl.org/afterschool/lessonplans/index.cgi?show_record=112 )
    • http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume9/
    • ej36/ej36int /
    • http://audioboo.fm/
  • 10.
    • Thank you
    • for your attention
  • 11.
    • You can contact me at:
    • http://auroraovalles08.wordpress.com/
    • [email_address]
    • Skype: aurora.ovalles
    • Twitter: @MariaAurora08
    • Avatar´s name: Aurora Polosky

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