Date(s) - 21 Apr 2018
14:00 - 17:30
Podcasts are having a revolution with Serial – the story of murder and injustice – becoming the most downloaded podcast ever. They give us access to free, authentic resources to design stimulating tasks and develop our learners’ taste for authentic listening. In this workshop, we’ll carry out some tasks together and I’ll share my materials and ‚killer’ project ideas.
Participants will experiment with a series of listening tasks which can be taken from the workshop and used within their own classrooms with very little preparation or additional
Eliciting participants’ experience using podcasts in the classroom will allow the audience to evaluate the tasks within the workshop effectively and create their own podcast projects after the workshop.
Participants will then carry out a number of tasks focussing on different features of language learning: pronunciation, vocabulary, intercultural elements, and skill development for autonomous listening.
I will demonstrate different ways of using podcasts and show participants how they can be
used both for single classes and long-term projects. I’ll also cover key tips for creating successful podcast tasks and provide a selection of free podcasts for those wanting to develop their learners’ authentic and autonomous listening
Jennie Wright is a teacher, teacher-trainer, blogger and ELT author based in Germany. With over 15 years of experience in language teaching, her blog http://teflhelperblog.wordpress.com/ features free professional development resources for teachers. She also co-authored Experimental Practice in ELT: Walk on the wild side which is published by www.the-round.com.
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