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Technology for Spoken English

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Use of Technology to Improve Spoken English

 

 

 

Abstract:  My teachers/participants are unable to speak fluently and accurately as English is second language here and we couldn't have proper background for speaking in English. In this pandemic situation it is impossible to have face to face classes for improving speaking and practice it. So use of various apps and platforms i.e. technology for practice and improvement is the need of time. But all participants are not known about this. This session provides opportunity to them to learn various aspects of technology for improving spokan English towards fluency and accuracy.

 


 

Target audience: 

 

Teachers who are unable to speak fluently and need accuracy in spoken English.

Participants who are unable to use technology for improvement in spoken English.

 

By the end of this session

1. Participants will get known about various apps and platforms useful for speaking English.

2. Participants will have practice to using the technology for their own improvement.

3. Participants will use online or digital dictionaries.

4. Participants will meet colleagues from different countries and will gain lot of experiences.

5. Participants will have improved their speaking English towards fluency and accuracy.

 

Syllabus:The session syllabus. Include the major focus for each week and at least one activity or task. You will fill in the details during the training session.

 

Week 1: (January 11 - 17) 

During this week : (Orientation and Introductions)

Participants will :

1. get acquainted with other participants and session moderators.

2. get introduce with online platform and tools used for this sessions.

3. Short introduction on Netiquette.  We suggest you read one of the selections about Netiquette

4. short online survey on reflecting own knowledge about technology used before for spoken English.

 


 

Week 2: (January 18 - 24)

During this week :

Introduction of various language apps for listening and speaking practice.

Hands on practice of few apps. 

Few resources of speaking apps. 

Discussion and sharing about learning.

 

 

 


 

Week 3: (January 25 - 31)

During this week : 

Introduction of various platforms for practicing spoken English and improvement. These platforms are useful for information about free courses, webinars, conferences, Research practices, and many more. There will be discussion and sharing of learning also.

 

Participants will practice their learning by using various activities. 

Conversation: asking about each other, pair time

Show and tell:

Interview: pair time

Talk about your current profession

Anchoring

Speech etc.

 

And would share it using the Facebook platform or using hashtags on Twitter as well as share it in the break out rooms

 


 

Week 4: (February 1 - 7)

During this week : Practice of learning

Participants will practice their learning by using various activities. 

Select any situation from above learning environments and prepare your dialogues. (pair or group of three)

  1. Home environment
  2. School environment
  3. Social environment

And would share it using the Facebook platform or using hashtags on Twitter as well as share it in the break out rooms

 


 

Week 5: (February 8 - 14)                                                                                                                                                                                                           Reflections and cerification  

 This week is for summing up the course. It is for reflections and certification.  

 

 


 

Media:

 

  • Interactive space - Moodle comment (chat) box and discussion forums
  • Content space - Moodle course
  • Live meeting space - Jitsi directly from the Moodle 

 

Other technology tools:

 

 

Join this session

 

Registration starts on Jan 5, 2021. 

 

To join this EVO session:

 

From January 5 - 11.

 

  1. Go to: http://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=316
  2. Log in the first and each time by clicking on one of the following social icons: Facebook, Microsoft, or Gmail on the login page: Login in with Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft 
  3. Enrol in https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=316 

 

 

If you need further help on how to log in, please watch the following video:

How to Sign Up and Login (video)

 

 


 

TESOL CALL

 


 

Moderators:  

 

Name (last, first)

Email address

Location 
(country of residence)

Biodata 
(max. 50 words) 
 

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Sudarshana  L Shirude

sudarshanashirude@gmail.com

India

I am working as a primary teacher since 2004 in government school of Maharashtra in India. English is a second language here for learning. I have passed my masters degree in English. I am working as a tag coordinator of Tejas project run by British council in Maharashtra{India}. I have experience as mooc coordinator in my clusters.

Deutsch, Nellie (Ed.D)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nellie.muller.deutsch@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EFL teacher with experience teaching face-to-fac, in blended, and fully online. Practices mindfulness, Reiki, Falun Dafa, and the Alexander Technique. Provide free online professional development courses, MOOCs, conferences, and webinars on Moodle for Teachers https://moodle4teachers.org
Suchita R Mahorkar   srmahorkar@gmail.com
India

Basically a highschool teacher, teaching english for 17 years and 3 years experience as SARP, State Academic Resource Person, English, for SIEM,India.

Working in this post have an experience of designing, executing and monitoring and evaluating projects throughout state. Been an active member for all projects run by institute on various levels.To maintain CPD and to share the knowledge are two main aims along with other that eventually comes. I am running Enhancing Mentoring Action Research, Maharashtra with 15 teachers who in turn help ⅘ teacher friends  to do Exploratory Action Research in first round. This project is the extension of Dr. Richard Smith’s EMR. As the need of the work I have developing my digital skills and trying to reach the teachers and help them solve their classroom challenges by arranging discussions on my own Teacher community group named Tejas Ambassadors every month, started webinars and shared youtube content and wrote few blogs.

 

 
         

 

Primary Contact: (just one, please): Sudarshana Shirude

 

sudarshanashirude@gmail.com

 

The primary contact is responsible for getting all moderators into the training session, and for communicating deadlines, special events like our live webcasts, and other information to moderators. 


 

Acknowledgement

By allowing your name to be put forward as co-moderator of this session

you acknowledge the following:

 

  • I, Sudarshana Shirude, understand that session first-time moderators are required and returning moderators are encouraged to participate in the 5-week Moderators' Development Session from October 18 until November 15, 2021.

  • I am available to actively engage in the EVO session I have agreed to co-moderate between January 9 and February 14, 2021. 

  • I further understand that 

    • EVO sessions are free of advertising and commercial sponsorship.

    • EVO sessions are free and open to all

    • No academic credit may be given for participation

  • I, Nellie Deutsch, 

    • understand that session first-time moderators are required and returning moderators are encouraged to participate in the 5-week Moderators' Development Session from October 18 until November 15, 2021.

    • I am available to actively engage in the EVO session I have agreed to co-moderate between January 9 and February 14, 2021. 

    • I further understand that 

      • EVO sessions are free of advertising and commercial sponsorship.

      • EVO sessions are free and open to all

      • No academic credit may be given for participation

  • I, Suchita Mahorkar

    • understand that session first-time moderators are required and returning moderators are encouraged to participate in the 5-week Moderators' Development Session from October 18 until November 15, 2021.

    • I am available to actively engage in the EVO session I have agreed to co-moderate between January 9 and February 14, 2021. 

    • I further understand that 

      • EVO sessions are free of advertising and commercial sponsorship.

      • EVO sessions are free and open to all

      • No academic credit may be given for participation

 

 

 

Sudarshana Shirude

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