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Methods, Materials andMotivation in an online Accent     Modification Class         2012 Online Teaching Conference       ...
My distance edbg• Late 1980s – present • One-way video, two-way audio (ITFS w/ POTS) • Online modem-based learning        ...
My Dist Ed Courses• ESL 950PL Intermediate Pronunciation & Listening–  one-way video, two-way audio, with on-campus  stude...
Accent modification• DESCRIPTION: Advanced ESL speakers receive  guidance and extensive practice in refining oral  product...
New Challenges• Unlike many courses where reading and writing are  primary methods of communication, a course  focusing on...
English Accent Modification with Marsha                Chan www.youtube.com/user/PronunciationDoctor
materials• Textbook with DVDs and  audio CDs  • Phrase by Phrase    Pronunciation and    Listening in American    English•...
course portal                      angellearning• Syllabus                    External links• Weekly assignments          ...
On-campus orientation                      in a computer lab• Pedagogical objectives      • Demonstration of course       ...
Midterm & Final                on-campus meetings• Face-to-face  communication• Motivation• Instruction• Correction• Guida...
Midterm & Final  video recordings   www.youtube.com/user/PronunciationDoctor
Course homepage  wvmccd.angellearning.com.
Lessons section
Getting Started folder
Discussion Forums instructions & examples
Connected speech instructions & examples     www.sunburstmedia.com
Voxopopinstructions & examples                    www.voxopop.com.
Assignments
Sample assignment• Phrase by Phrase. Study Chapter 10 using the  book, videos and mirror.• Voxopop: Record PBP Chapter 9; ...
Video instruction• Pronunciation Doctors channel  www.youtube.com/user/PronunciationDoctor  • As of June 2012, 900 videos,...
Teach & confer Live                 synchronous web sessions• Oral commtel                              http://cccconfer.o...
ESL 970AM T&C session                www.cccconfer.org
voice-based Discussionshttp://www.voxopop.com/topic/f946108a-7593-4e38-b731-723b1f3f2e0a
Contact InfoMarsha Chanmarsha.chan@wvm.edu             marsha@sunburstmedia.comMission College                 Sunburst Me...
Please remember to submit your              evaluation!http://www.onlineteachingconference.org/evals.html
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Methods, Materials, and Motivation in an Online Accent Modification Class

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Narrated version: http://youtu.be/rm0mk4CkWRA
Live interactive version: http://youtu.be/BzNVTe0D5XQ

Marsha Chan delivered this presentation at the Online Teaching Conference June 2012

Description: The presenter demonstrates a medley of media and motivating methods to enable learners to modify their accents and improve their oral production in a distance education environment. Learning materials include print, DVDs, online software and YouTube presentations. She encourages interaction by using text-based discussion forums in AngelLearning, Voxopop voice-based e-learning, and CCC Confer Web conferencing technology, featuring application and desktop sharing, Web tours, Web cams, and archiving sessions for later online access. While the examples may focus on language learning, the principles of delivery and communication are applicable to other online classes that encourage interaction and oral skills development.

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Methods, Materials, and Motivation in an Online Accent Modification Class

  1. 1. Methods, Materials andMotivation in an online Accent Modification Class 2012 Online Teaching Conference Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA Marsha Chan Mission College, Santa Clara, CA and Sunburst Media, Sunnyvale, CA
  2. 2. My distance edbg• Late 1980s – present • One-way video, two-way audio (ITFS w/ POTS) • Online modem-based learning Audio • Web-based with multiple servers podcast (email, quiz, own website) s • Course management systems (Blackboard, Angellearning) Co-creator & instructor, West Valley-Mission • cccconfer.org CCD’s Distance Learning • Voxopop.com Instructor Certification • Online ESL courseware Course 2007-2009
  3. 3. My Dist Ed Courses• ESL 950PL Intermediate Pronunciation & Listening– one-way video, two-way audio, with on-campus students present f2f in classroom (2 sem)• ESL 970G Advanced Grammar and Editing–online with one f2f orientation session (21 sem)• ESL 970AM Accent Modification–online with one f2f orientation session, one f2f midterm, one f2f final, several live web sessions (1 sem)
  4. 4. Accent modification• DESCRIPTION: Advanced ESL speakers receive guidance and extensive practice in refining oral production and listening skills. Listening focuses on discrimination of sounds in English and on comprehension of connected spoken discourse. Oral production focuses on increasing control of the English sound system. The course emphasis is on overall pronunciation improvement so as to minimize miscommunication or misperception due to foreign accent.• 3 semester units
  5. 5. New Challenges• Unlike many courses where reading and writing are primary methods of communication, a course focusing on oral skills requires auditory and spoken interaction.• In addition to methods used in grammar/editing class, accent modification course needs to incorporate speaking & listening. • Materials • Methods • Motivational teaching and learning strategies
  6. 6. English Accent Modification with Marsha Chan www.youtube.com/user/PronunciationDoctor
  7. 7. materials• Textbook with DVDs and audio CDs • Phrase by Phrase Pronunciation and Listening in American English• Online software • Connected Speech www.sunburstmedia.com
  8. 8. course portal angellearning• Syllabus External links• Weekly assignments • ClarityEnglish.com – pronunciation/listening• Discussion forums software• Drop boxes • Voxopop.com – voice-based e-learning• Quizzes • CCCconfer.org – live• Handouts interactive classes• Course mail • Youtube.com/Pronunciation Doctor – video lessons• Course polls• Archived web sessions
  9. 9. On-campus orientation in a computer lab• Pedagogical objectives • Demonstration of course materials • Course Overview: • Textbook, DVDs, Audio CDs • Objectives • Connected Speech online • Outcomes software • Expectations • Listening, marking• Orientation to Course • Recording Management System • Learn vs. Test modes • Site navigation • Voxopop • Communication • Recording • Listening
  10. 10. Midterm & Final on-campus meetings• Face-to-face communication• Motivation• Instruction• Correction• Guidance• Encouragement• Assessment• Game-based interaction• Performance
  11. 11. Midterm & Final video recordings www.youtube.com/user/PronunciationDoctor
  12. 12. Course homepage wvmccd.angellearning.com.
  13. 13. Lessons section
  14. 14. Getting Started folder
  15. 15. Discussion Forums instructions & examples
  16. 16. Connected speech instructions & examples www.sunburstmedia.com
  17. 17. Voxopopinstructions & examples www.voxopop.com.
  18. 18. Assignments
  19. 19. Sample assignment• Phrase by Phrase. Study Chapter 10 using the book, videos and mirror.• Voxopop: Record PBP Chapter 9; listen to classmates• Connected Speech. Level 2 Marie. Listen to her speech. Then do the assigned activities • Language: Listening cloze; Pause groups: Mark and record ; Stress: Mark and record; Linking: Fast speech• Discussion Forum. Make 2 posts: One important thing you learned from CS Level 2 Marie. One important thing you learned from PBP Ch9.
  20. 20. Video instruction• Pronunciation Doctors channel www.youtube.com/user/PronunciationDoctor • As of June 2012, 900 videos, 100 subscribers, 44K views • English Accent Modification with Marsha Chan (5:55) • Many playlists, including • Phrase by Phrase Pronunciation and Listening • Phrase by Phrase Ch9 SF3 /ɚ/ as in earn and serve • Students in ESL*970AM • Final presentations Goto this video lesson youtu.be/RN0NuzhqWrw
  21. 21. Teach & confer Live synchronous web sessions• Oral commtel http://cccconfer.org or VOIP & headset• Text chat• Whiteboard• Application sharing• Screen sharing• Web camera• Polling• Archives www.cccconfer.org
  22. 22. ESL 970AM T&C session www.cccconfer.org
  23. 23. voice-based Discussionshttp://www.voxopop.com/topic/f946108a-7593-4e38-b731-723b1f3f2e0a
  24. 24. Contact InfoMarsha Chanmarsha.chan@wvm.edu marsha@sunburstmedia.comMission College Sunburst MediaSanta Clara, CA Sunnyvale, CAwww.missioncollege.edu/dept www.sunburstmedia.com s/esl/faculty/chan/chan.htm l http://www.youtube.com/pron unciationdoctor
  25. 25. Please remember to submit your evaluation!http://www.onlineteachingconference.org/evals.html

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