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23 Things @ UL Lunchtime Talk series on using Podcasting in language teaching. Talk presented by Joan O'Sullivan, University of Limerick Language Centre.

23 Things @ UL Lunchtime Talk series on using Podcasting in language teaching. Talk presented by Joan O'Sullivan, University of Limerick Language Centre.

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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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  • Using Podcasts in Language Teaching
  • 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’
  • How can we use podcasting in language teaching?
    • 2 main uses
    • Students can listen to existing podcasts
    • Students can create their own podcasts
  • 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
  • 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 /
  • Using iPods in Language Teaching Video
    • Click to watch video!
  • Some examples :
    • General: Language Learning podcasts
    • Podcasts for teachers and learners
    • English:
    • ESL Directory from LearnOutLoud Better English Fun English Lessons English as a Second Language Podcast Genki English Englishcaster
  • For children
    • World News for children
    • The Audio Lab
    • Learn out Loud
  • Students create podcasts
    • Individual
    • Group
    • Topic ideas:
      • Personal information
      • Opinions
      • Story-telling
      • Book/Film Reviews
      • Students produce regular podcasts on topics covered in class
      • Upload to website/online community – comment on each other’s review
      • Students listen to each other’s podcasts
      • - take notes - discuss
    • Link to Kickapps Online Community
    • Link to Google sites class webpage
  • References
    • Dudeney, G. & N. Hockly. How to teach English with Technology . Pearson Education 2007