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SpeakApps: tools for oral communication in language learning

SpeakApps: tools for oral communication in language learning | TELT | Scoop.it

Use free tools and activities with your language learners on the SpeakApps Moodle platform, or integrate them into your own learning platform (Moodle, Mahara, Blackboard).

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Presentation at EuroCALL in Evora, Portugal by Christine Appel.  This project has additional funding for the further development and exploitation of the language learning/teaching tools created in the project.

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marinella47's curator insight, September 13, 2013 2:24 AM

Moodle platform for oral communication and tools

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27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers

27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers | TELT | Scoop.it
In an effort to help you become the next Steve Jobs of presenting, here are more than two dozen different presentation tips.

Via Baiba Svenca, Fabrizio Bartoli
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Basic advice, perhaps helpful for Day 1 of a presentation class.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:37 PM

A simple and useful tips-guide (infographic) for your students to present.

BookChook's curator insight, October 9, 2013 11:44 PM

Great tips for kids and adults. 

Jazmin Reyes's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:45 AM

Everyone is afraid of getting up on stage and giving a speech or what ever they need to do in front of an audience. These kind of tips are helpful in every way possible especially when someone is nervous. Knowing that we need to just breathe is an important thing. These skills can allow us to get better in our presentations.

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Skype adds video messaging to Skype for Mac, iPhone and iPad

Skype adds video messaging to Skype for Mac, iPhone and iPad | TELT | Scoop.it

"Skype Video Messaging has been in beta for a while; today the free feature is becoming available to all users."

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Good news for language teachers: free 3-minute video messages, number limited in free version.

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ELTchat Podcast

ELTchat Podcast | TELT | Scoop.it
The ELTchat podcast contains all the latest news from the world of English Language Teaching.
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June podcast contributors include Paul Braddock on the flipped classroom and Cecilia Lemos on oral correction.

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Résultats du sondage EPTiES (English Pronunciation Teaching in Europe Survey) : l’enseignement de la prononciation

Résultats du sondage EPTiES (English Pronunciation Teaching in Europe Survey) : l’enseignement de la prononciation | TELT | Scoop.it

Article by Dan Frost and Alice Henderson in APLIUT (open access).

 

"Les participants en France (74 % anglophones non natifs) ont évalué leur propre prononciation plutôt favorablement (4,1/5), moyenne identique à celle de la Suisse où 84 % des participants sont des anglophones natifs. Cependant, dans les entretiens, un manque d’assurance de la part des enseignants français se manifeste par rapport soit à leur propre prononciation, soit à leur façon de l’enseigner (par exemple un souci révélé dans les commentaires sur la maîtrise de l’API et/ou de diverses technologies). Une enseignante en France indique que les grands défis dans l’enseignement de la prononciation sont au nombre de deux : aider l’apprenant à améliorer sa prononciation afin de ne pas en avoir honte et rendre les locuteurs non natifs facilement compréhensibles."

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Les enseignants éviteraient d'enseigner la prononciation faute de compétence 

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VOA Special English: read along on YouTube

VOA Special English: read along on YouTube | TELT | Scoop.it
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:04 PM

VOA Special English - karaoke-style videos where each word is highlighted in turn as the speaker reads.  This one is an agricultural report.

 

While these videos certainly support autonomous language practice, some imagination is required to make them effective for learning.  I suppose minimally a teacher would need to make sure the text was comprehensible, but I'm not sure what a good task or learning activity would look like either.

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WeSpeke

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WeSpeke is a free and open global language platform and marketplace cultural exchange where users teach, learn and practice languages.
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:01 AM

Anyone tried this out?

Asma Ben Aîcha's comment, March 23, 2013 9:58 PM
Done (y)
Shona Whyte's comment, March 24, 2013 6:43 AM
Do tell! What did you do? How did it work out?
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Create Multiple Audioboo Channels with the Same Gmail Address

Create Multiple Audioboo Channels with the Same Gmail Address | TELT | Scoop.it
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This looks like a nice little trick ... No such thing as too many ways to record and share audio for language teaching.

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Amélie Silvert's comment, January 31, 2013 3:12 PM
very useful thanks a lot.
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How To Teach And Learn A Language Via Video Chat - Edudemic

How To Teach And Learn A Language Via Video Chat - Edudemic | TELT | Scoop.it
Connecting with other learners can always be a useful tool - and for language learning, connecting with native speakers of the target language is just about the best practice you can get.

Via Yuly Asencion, Shona Whyte
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Direct link: http://www.palabea.com/

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The Mixxer - a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype | The Mixxer

The Mixxer - a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype | The Mixxer | TELT | Scoop.it

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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 17, 2013 4:24 PM

les offres de ce type sont en augmentation

nanouch's curator insight, January 26, 2013 8:22 AM

Seems very interesting, but I need time to test and see how it could be embbed in the lessons.

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RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand!

RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand! | TELT | Scoop.it

RhinoSpike is an online language learning community tool that lets users around the globe connect and exchange foreign language audio files. Get any foreign language text read aloud for you by a native speaker!

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This could be nice for language teacher training: have trainees make and request recordings and evaluate the outcomes.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:39 AM

Home page says: Submit some text that you want read aloud in a foreign language.  Record your voice for an Audio Request in your native language.  Download the audio file for your submission.  Learn the language through real, native input.

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Tandem Tool - SpeakApps

Tandem is a content management system that allows students to practice their oral skills by doing synchronous pair tasks. Its aim is to facilitate the practi...
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French undergraduate EFL student recommendations: listening, speaking & phonetics

French undergraduate EFL student recommendations: listening, speaking & phonetics | TELT | Scoop.it

LISTENING

 

http://www.talkenglish.com/Listening/ListenAdvanced.aspx

Scripted dialogues with multiple choice questions and scripts.

 

http://www.cdlponline.org

Texts read aloud followed by vocabulary practice with audio and comprehension questions

 

http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com

Watch movie trailers with clickable transcripts allowing you to jump to a particular place in the trailer.

 

http://tinytexts.wordpress.com

Native speakers read short texts aloud, which listeners can follow onscreen or

print a PDF with a gap-fill exercise.  There are also vocabulary definitions.

 

http://www.rivieraradio.mc/home.asp

English-language radio based in Monaco - listen online or at 106.5

 

http://www.webofstories.com/

Video clips under 10 minutes featuring famous and ordinary individuals interviewed on all sorts of topics.  (You also have the option of videorecording and uploading your own story.)

 

http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks

Listen online or download mp3 files to hear novels chapter by chapter.  LM Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Paul Auster's The Red Notebook, and Dickens' Great Expectations were favourites.

 

video game walkthroughs

Gamers record screencasts of themselves playing a game and post the video to YouTube.

One student recommends Amnesia White Night (Morfar; strong language and mildly violent/disturbing warning)

http://youtu.be/Vt_y5VE0JiQ

 

SPEAKING

 

http://www.englishcentral.com/videos#!/index

2 minute video extracts with optional subtitles, followed by vocabulary practice (type the word you hear, check native pronunciation with clickable phonetic symbols; repeat a word into your mic and get immediate feedback).  Share on Facebook.

 

https://www.verbling.com/

Live audio or video chat with native speakers.

 

http://livemocha.com/

Live text, audio or video chat with other learners of English.  You can also record a video role-play for feedback from a native speaker (but only once without paying).

 

 

PHONETICS & PRONUNCIATION

 

http://pronunciationcoach.com/

Short explanations and advice for hearing and producing English sounds.

 

http://englishonthe.net/?s=shadow+reading

Advice on a technique for improving pronunciation by reading along with a scripted recording.

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Student picks for self-access oral practice: the video game walkthrough was new to me ...

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 21, 2012 5:18 AM

These are the websites my third year phonetics students mentioned most frequently during their final oral exams this week.  

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Small talk: advanced speaking lesson from Sandy Millin

Small talk: advanced speaking lesson from Sandy Millin | TELT | Scoop.it
My Advanced level students are very good about talking about 'topics' like the environment or health but sometimes struggle to strike up conversation with native speakers in a natural way. I decide...
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Interesting lesson plan with materials from Sandy Millin.

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Quickly Edit Audio With the Online Audio Cutter

Quickly Edit Audio With the Online Audio Cutter | TELT | Scoop.it

Online Audio Cutter is a free tool that anyone can use to quickly adjust the length of an audio recording. Online Audio Cutter can also be used to add fade-in and fade-out effects to your audio files. Online Audio Cutter can be used with files that you upload to it. If there is a YouTube or Sound Cloud clip that you want to edit (remember to use Creative Commons and Public Domain content) Online Audio Cutter can work with those files too. Just paste the URL of the YouTube or Sound Cloud clip in order to edit it.

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5 Ways Student Can Create Audio Slideshows

5 Ways Student Can Create Audio Slideshows | TELT | Scoop.it

Somewhere between a PowerPoint presentation and a full-fledged video is the audio slideshow. Creating audio slideshows can be a good way to add meaning to slides that otherwise might not mean much without a presenter. Here are some ways that students can create audio slideshows.

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I haven't done this with students since Slideshare made private sharing part of their premium package, but things have moved on and open sharing of learner presentations has become more common.  Lots of free services in this list, some with time limits.

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Vobok - Audio broadcast app

Vobok - Audio broadcast app | TELT | Scoop.it

Share what you have to say to your followers. Give news, updates, advice, tips, tricks, previews, and more. Share with Facebook and Twitter, and support your broadcasts with trending Topics and imagery.


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Susan's comment, May 23, 2013 3:02 AM
Great for oral and listening practice
RitaZ's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:48 AM

Good for listening and speaking practice!

kathy dressel's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:30 AM

add to list of free apps

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Listening quiz: Quia & Rhinospike

Listening quiz: Quia & Rhinospike | TELT | Scoop.it

An easy listening game about British painters, using learning apps, Quia and Rhinospike.


Via Renee Maufroid, Esther, Shona Whyte
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Nice use of online tools to create listening exercises.  Learners could do this too for speaking practice with the goal of creating quizzes for other learners.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:06 AM

Listen to audio descriptions of paintings and painters, then choose from a list of answers.

sarspri's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:49 AM

Be sure to click to open the audio portion of the activity.

 

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Silent Movies for EFL activities

Silent Movies for EFL activities | TELT | Scoop.it

A collection of short, mostly silent movies with ideas for activities for language teaching.

 

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Nice to have both resources and activities in the same place.

 

More here

http://www.theteacherjames.com/2011/12/silent-movies.html

http://www.theteacherjames.com/2012/06/silent-movies-2-sequel.html

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Alison Rostetter's curator insight, February 5, 2013 7:17 AM

I've wanted something like this for ages...