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Presentation given by Dr. Charles Browne of Meiji Gakuin University in Japan at the METU Conference in Ankara Turkey. Explains why EnglishCentral is a great solution for learning and teaching ...

Presentation given by Dr. Charles Browne of Meiji Gakuin University in Japan at the METU Conference in Ankara Turkey. Explains why EnglishCentral is a great solution for learning and teaching English.

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  • EnglishCentral also offers a suite of Tools which help Teachers to guide their Students learning experiences. We just this week released an update that: Makes it easy to set up Schools, Classes & Groups and to invite your Students to join Buy Premium access at discounted prices Next month, we will be introducing a major upgrade of our Assignment and Reporting tools, which will enable Teachers to: create specific assignments on EnglishCentral and get automatic reports on Student performance of them. So please stay tuned for this. Meanwhile, I encourage you to join our Teacher Forums for more details and discussion of how EC is being used in and out of classrooms and computer labs all over the world.
  • Then, EnglishCentral provides opportunities for remediation through expert help content like sound formation and…Focused practice sessions wherein lines from different videos in our corpus that have a high density of a particular phoneme are featured.
  • So, I hope you like what I’ve said and shown, but don’t just take my word for it. Here are what some of your colleagues are saying. 

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  • Personal Language Immersion: Watch to learn, learn to speak Dr. Charles BrowneProfessor of Applied Linguistics, Director EFL Teacher Training Program Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo Japan
  • Key teaching principles to online…
  • 1. Comprehensible Input…
  • Comprehensible Input… Krashen’s “rules”… • Input should be understandable • Input should be interesting • Input should be authentic • Input should be a lot!....
  • Comprehensible Input… (Filter your videos and vocabulary by level)
  • 2. Authentic Content…
  • Authentic Content…(literally THOUSANDS of interesting choices!...)
  • Content Is King Authentic Content… (working together with some amazing companies!)
  • 3. Personalized Learning…
  • Personalized Learning… (Choosing just the topics you like/are interested in
  • Personalized Learning…(Save your favorite words and videos for later study)
  • Personalized Learning…(Detailed tracking of pronunciation problems & progress)
  • 4. Scaffolding Tools…
  • Scaffolding Tools… (Support in many languages)
  • Scaffolding Tools…(Captioning, Repeat Function,Voice Speed Contols)
  • Scaffolding Tools…(clickable dictionary with sample sentences and pronunciation)
  • 5. Corpus Analysis….
  • Corpus Analysis….(of every word and phoneme in every video!)
  • Corpus Analysis….(of every word and phoneme in every video!)
  • Corpus Analysis….(of every word and phoneme in every video!)
  • 6. Vocabulary Building…
  • Vocabulary Building…(Flashcards contextualized in authetic videos)
  • Vocabulary Building…(multiple aspects of word knowledge built over time)Definition matching… Cloze testing… Spelling practice…
  • Vocabulary Building…(Spaced-repetion system does detailed tracking every session)
  • 7. “Noticing the Gap”‘what learners notice in input is what becomes intake for learning’ (Schmidt, 1995).
  • “Noticing the Gap” 1) Listen to authentic English 2) Record your voice 3) Get instant feedback and “notice the gap”
  • “Noticing the Gap”(compare at the word level, analysis at phoneme level)
  • Make It Official! 8. Making it Official!
  • Set Goals. Set Deadlines. Set Class Goals,Content & Deadlines…
  • Set Goals. Set Deadlines. Set Class Goals,Content & Deadlines…
  • Set Goals. Set Deadlines.Set General Learning Goals (Learners choose videos or pick a specific course)
  • Set Goals. Set Deadlines. Set Class Goals,Content & Deadlines…
  • Tools for Teachers…Teacher Tools Manage your School, Buy Premium access for your Classes and Groups students at large discounts Create Video, Word Track individual student and Sound assignments activity and performance
  • Use and Model in Class…
  • Or as homework and watch their progress online…See the SPECIFIC phonemic difficulties of your students! Track all progress on their vocabulary study!
  • ―In my opinion, English Central was far and away the best new EFL / ESL site this year.‖ Jeffrey Hill – The English Blog I personally think it’s the best site period forEnglish Language Learners. It provides listening, speaking, and reading practice — all in an extremely engaging way… Larry Ferlazzo – Websites of the Day
  • You know the old expression….?
  • Maybe the new expression should be….A a day, keeps the away!
  • Thank You! Dr. Charles BrowneProfessor of Applied Linguistics, Director EFL Teacher Training Program Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo Japan