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English language software

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English language software

  1. 1. A hands-on workshop presented by Marsha Chan CATESOL Northern Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA
  2. 2.  Sound educational values Content Methodology  Content-rich meaningful contexts  Full use of multimedia and technology
  3. 3.  Teaches and tests pronunciation skills  Three levels:  Lower intermediate  Upper intermediate  Advanced  9 male & female speakers with a range of speaking styles. Choose from among 3 versions:  North American  British  Australian  Ages 12 to adult  300+ hours of interactive engagement
  4. 4.  Brings together theory and practice  27 video clips Hide text Show text with hotwords  Focus on suprasegmentals Pause groups/phrasing Syllables Stress Pitch/intonation Linking
  5. 5.  Learning activities based on videos of extended passages of natural speech  Mark up transcript for suprasegmental features Pause groups, syllables, stress, pitch, linking  Record and compare with model  Speech recognition feedback on CD version  36 additional extension exercises  Sounds–International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
  6. 6.  Tutorials for each module  Optional transcripts  Learn mode – unlimited attempts  Test mode – 1 attempt, scored  Tracking – exercises, time, scores  Password protected printing
  7. 7.  Teaches and tests Spelling Vocabulary Pronunciation  Over 4000 illustrated head words arranged in 12 groups and 95 topics Syllabification for every head word Singulars, plurals, words and sentences Graded spelling activities for every head word  Ages 10 to adult  Over 1000 hours of interactive learning
  8. 8.  Voice recording  Hotwords – glossed words & phrases  Word info  Games  Learn mode – unlimited attempts  Test mode – 1 attempt, scored  Tracking – exercises, time, scores  Password protected printing
  9. 9.  4 levels: upper beginner to advanced  Ages 12 to adult  600+ activities based on 8 topical issues  Learn mode – unlimited attempts  Test mode – 1 attempt, scored  Tracking – exercises, time, scores  Password protected printing
  10. 10.  A whole language program based on video dialogues and interviews with comprehensive exercises for Listening Reading Writing Vocabulary Spelling Grammar Pronunciation
  11. 11.  Listening Match spoken and written words Match pictures with spoken sentences Identify differences between spoken and written texts  Vocabulary Match words, same and opposite meaning
  12. 12.  Writing Punctuation Comprehension questions Note-taking Summary writing Expressing opinions Essay writing (various genres) NOT computer corrected!
  13. 13.  Five modules Lowercase Uppercase Mixed Cases Keyboard Basic spelling  Six graded exercises in each module  Letter names and sounds  Alphabetical order
  14. 14.  CD-ROM standalone and networks (PC) The Alphabet Spelling Fusion Issues in English 2 Connected Speech  Online network subscription licenses Issues in English 2 Connected Speech
  15. 15.  Teacher can determine To log in, what should a learner type?  Name o Learner ID o Both name & ID Is a password required?  Yes o No Are unregistered learners allowed to use the program  Yes o No
  16. 16.  Type of report  Select the title(s)  Add a filter to block some results, e.g., date  Only include exercises with n parameters  Show [all, 1st, last] attempt  Show every record?
  17. 17.  Software title  License expiration date  How many of licenses used  Number of uses per month
  18. 18.  From & To dates  How many times has each course been run?  How long has each course been used for? (Hours)
  19. 19.  User  Title  Attempts  Date range  Exercises completed  Average score  Average duration  Total time spent Title Course Unit Exercise Score Duration (min) Start time
  20. 20.  Live Action English and More Live Action English teach via Total Physical Response (TPR) – based on text Live Action English by Romijn and Seely  Each presents 10 dynamic units  Especially effective for low-beginning to low intermediate ESL grades 3-12, college, adults.  Practical vocabulary in context through videos in 10 action sequences.  Verb form practice in context in the 4 basic tenses: past, present, present progressive, future.  Dictations, help, more.
  21. 21. LAEI MLAEI  Time To Clean House  Playing a Cassette  Grocery Shopping  Giving Directions  Sending a Postcard  Going Fishing  Using a Payphone  Planting a Seed  Making a Table  Office Worker  At the Laundromat  Taking a Hike  Job Safety  Ice Cream and TV  Yard Work  Making an Omelet  Doctor’s Visit  Going Swimming  Call the Landlord  A Party!
  22. 22.  CONNECTED SPEECH www.sunburstmedia.com/connectedspeech.html  SPELLING FUSION http://www.sunburstmedia.com/spellingfusion.h tml  ISSUES IN ENGLISH 2 www.sunburstmedia.com/issuesinenglish.html  THE ALPHABET www.sunburstmedia.com/alphabet.html  More Live Action English Interactive
  23. 23.  For a free 30-day demo, orders, or more information, you may reach us at Email: sales@sunburstmedia.com Web: www.sunburstmedia.com Tel/Fax: (408) 245-8514

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