Valerie Jones-Washington
           Susan Rexroad
“Learning cannot proceed without
exposure and practice….. The more
exposure and practice, the more
proficient the learner ...
Must use language
to learn language.
 Limited
        classroom speaking
 opportunities
 Language   Ego
 Willingness
          to take “risks” and
 communic...
 Exercisespromote speaking
 outside the classroom
 Technology    provides an
 opportunity
 Class   Audio Blog (Voice Bo...
   Intermediate & advance students
   Post podcasts to class blog site (space
    considerations)
   Comment on blogs (...
   Easy to more challenging
    - Means of developing language ego

   Exercise phases:
    - Introductory
    - Interme...
   Introductory: Students respond to assigned
    topics
   Intermediate: Interview classmates
   Advanced:
    - Inter...
 Favorite   movie
 Favorite   food
 Experiences    speaking English
 Current    events
 Topics   from text
   Michigan State University,
    ESL Student Publications, ESL musings,
    Scott Duarte, ESL Instructor
      http://ww...
   Increases confidence, strengthens language
    ego
   Provides feedback to teacher
   Receive feedback from teacher ...
   Limited research
   Requires a mic & computer or handheld
    recorder
   Students may not know what to talk about
...
   Communications classes
   Public relations
   Marketing
   English
   Technology
   Distance learning
   Learnin...
   Uploading recorded podcasts or audio logs using
    onMason
    - onMason supports the creation of podcast
    streams...
   Use a voice recorder to record your
    voice, later converting it into a wav file onto
    the computer with a separa...
   onMason site Add Media by uploading wav
    file directly into post
   Activate a plugin (via the plugin panel, link ...
   http://valeriesworld.onmason.com
   Wimba – is the leading provider of
    collaborative learning software application
    and services to the education i...
   Boston College
   Stony Brook
   University of North Carolina
   St. John’s University
   Auburn University
   Dr...
   Brown, D. H., (2007).Teaching by principles an interactive approach to language
    pedagogy (3rd ed.), White Plains, ...
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  1. 1. Valerie Jones-Washington Susan Rexroad
  2. 2. “Learning cannot proceed without exposure and practice….. The more exposure and practice, the more proficient the learner will become.… practice in the target is a necessary condition of second language learning.”, Bernard Spolsky, Professor Emeritus Linguistics and English, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, language learning researcher and author
  3. 3. Must use language to learn language.
  4. 4.  Limited classroom speaking opportunities  Language Ego  Willingness to take “risks” and communicate
  5. 5.  Exercisespromote speaking outside the classroom  Technology provides an opportunity  Class Audio Blog (Voice Boards)  Introduce in stages
  6. 6.  Intermediate & advance students  Post podcasts to class blog site (space considerations)  Comment on blogs (text only based on platform)  Ground rules - promote positive as well as identify form errors  In-class practice “basic skills such as pronunciation and intonation” & interviewing
  7. 7.  Easy to more challenging - Means of developing language ego  Exercise phases: - Introductory - Intermediate - Advanced
  8. 8.  Introductory: Students respond to assigned topics  Intermediate: Interview classmates  Advanced: - Interview target language speakers - Group Production, mix first languages
  9. 9.  Favorite movie  Favorite food  Experiences speaking English  Current events  Topics from text
  10. 10.  Michigan State University, ESL Student Publications, ESL musings, Scott Duarte, ESL Instructor http://www.eslstudentpublications.com/2009/08
  11. 11.  Increases confidence, strengthens language ego  Provides feedback to teacher  Receive feedback from teacher & students  Increase speaking opportunities  “Privacy” less stressful for “timid” speakers  Practice speaking with target language speakers  Improve listening skills
  12. 12.  Limited research  Requires a mic & computer or handheld recorder  Students may not know what to talk about  Recording self can feel “artificial” - An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube  Can lack “spontaneity” – spontaneity in production
  13. 13.  Communications classes  Public relations  Marketing  English  Technology  Distance learning  Learning disabled
  14. 14.  Uploading recorded podcasts or audio logs using onMason - onMason supports the creation of podcast streams thru  iTunes  Skydrive.live.com or drop.io (both services will supply you with a URL to access your media.  onMason’s Media Library  Inserting the media directly into your onMason post NOTE: USING onMASON TO HOST MEDIA YOU ARE ALLOTTED LIMITED SPACE (150mb), BUT CAN REQUEST MORE.
  15. 15.  Use a voice recorder to record your voice, later converting it into a wav file onto the computer with a separate program  Download and install Audacity or Praat (which are both free software programs that record voices) - Record your voice directly onto the computer using a plugin microphone or your computer’s built in microphone - Enter a file name and save sound file you have recorded as a wav file on your computer http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/ http://.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/
  16. 16.  onMason site Add Media by uploading wav file directly into post  Activate a plugin (via the plugin panel, link is on the left of your dashboard) called podPress. NOTE: THERE IS A POSSIBILITY TO GET MEDIA OFF YOUR PHONE, BUT IT REALLY DEPENDS ON YOUR PHONE.
  17. 17.  http://valeriesworld.onmason.com
  18. 18.  Wimba – is the leading provider of collaborative learning software application and services to the education industry - Collaborative Features: Podcaster, Voice Presentation, Voice Discussion Board, Voice Email - Collaborative Uses: Add instructor’s voice to enhance presence, sends voice comments on assignments, teaches pronunciation, rhythm, stress, and emphasis, and allows users to engage in audio-based threaded discussions http://www.wimba.com
  19. 19.  Boston College  Stony Brook  University of North Carolina  St. John’s University  Auburn University  Drexel University
  20. 20.  Brown, D. H., (2007).Teaching by principles an interactive approach to language pedagogy (3rd ed.), White Plains, NY: Pearson Education.  Ho, Y. (July 2003). Audiotaped dialogue journals: an alternative form of speaking practice, ELT Journal, 57 (3), p. 269-277. Retrieved from http://biblioteca.uqroo.mx/hemeroteca/elt_journal/2003/julio/570269.pdf  Kukulska-Hulme, A. (2009) Will mobile learning change language learning? ReCALL, 21(2), p. 157–165. Retrieved from http://oro.open.ac.uk/16987/1/download.pdf  Peirce, B.N. (spring 1995). Social Identity, investment, and language learning, TESOL Quarterly, 29(2), p. 9-31. Retrieved from http://www.lerc.educ.ubc.ca/fac/norton/TQ%20(1995)%20- %20Social%20identity,%20investment,%20and%20language%20learning.pdf  S. Durate (personal communication, March 16, 2010)  Sun, Y. (June 2009). Voice blog: An exploratory study of language learning. Language Learning & Technology, 13 (2), 88-103. Retrieved from http://llt.msu.edu/vol13num2/sun.pdf
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