• Overview


    Abstract:  Many English language teachers and their students are unable to speak English fluently and accurately. Technology can facilitate the process by providing practice. This EVO21 session provides the tools to practice and improve spoken English with fluency and accuracy.

    Target audience: 

    Participants of Technology for Spoken English (T4SE) will be introduced to various web and mobile technologies to help learners practice speaking skills

    Target audience  

    • Teachers of English 

    Objectives

    By the end of this session:

    1. Participants will have become familiar with various web and mobile technologies that facilitate spoken English.
    2. Participants will have practiced various technologies to enhance speaking skills. 
    3. Participants will have reflected on the various tools.


    Syllabus

    Week 1: (January 11 - 17) 

    In week 1, participants will:

    1. get acquainted with each other, the moderators, and the platform.
    2. learn about Netiquette Netiquette
    3. fill in a short online survey on reflecting own knowledge 
    4. sign up for free Flipgrid and Padlet accounts


    Week 2: (January 18 - 24)

    In week  2, participants will: 

    • learn about and try out various language apps for listening and speaking practice.
    • discuss and reflect on the tools and how they apply to learning outcomes. 

    Various Language Tools to Improve Language Speaking Skills:

    1. Awabe
    2. Beeling
    3. LearnEnglish Audio and Video
    4. Busuu
    5. Duolingo
    6. English Speaking Practice                                               
    7. Hello English 

    Week 3: (January 25 - 31)

    In week 3, participants will: learn about and try out various language apps for listening and speaking practice. discuss and reflect on the tools and how they apply to learning outcomes. Various Language Tools to Improve Language Speaking Skills:

    1.  HelloTalk
    2.  Learn English Daily
    3.  Learn to Speak English
    4.  Lingbe
    5.  Lingo blabla
    6.  Memrise
    7.  Speak English Conversation
    8. TalkEnglish

    Week 4: (February 1 - 7)

    In week 4, participants will use Toontastic to create a story with characters using their iPads or iPhone or Tablets and android phones.

    Toontastic with Google free app

    Week 5: (February 8 - 14)                                                                                                                            

    In week 5, participants will reflect on the technologies used in weeks 1-4.  They will use a curation wall such as Padlet, Wakelet, or Miro. They will also fill in 2 online feedback surveys.  

    Media:

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

    Other technology tools:

    • Flipgrid 
    • Padlet
    • Wakelet
    • Miro 
    • Toontastic 
    • Voki