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1 Methods, Materials and Motivation 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 Mission College, Santa Clara, CASunburst Media, Sunnyvale, CAMission College, Santa Clara, CASunburst Media, Sunnyvale, CA

2 My distance ed bg Late 1980s – presentLate 1980s – present One-way video, two-way audio (ITFS w/ POTS)One-way video, two-way audio (ITFS w/ POTS) Online modem-based learningOnline modem-based learning Web-based with multiple servers ( , quiz, own website)Web-based with multiple servers ( , quiz, own website) Course management systems (Blackboard, Angellearning)Course management systems (Blackboard, Angellearning) cccconfer.orgcccconfer.org Voxopop.comVoxopop.com Online ESL coursewareOnline ESL courseware Co-creator & instructor, West Valley-Mission CCD’s Distance Learning Instructor Certification Course Audio podcasts

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 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 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)ESL 970AM Accent Modification–online with one f2f orientation session, one f2f midterm, one f2f final, several live web sessions (1 sem)

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.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 units3 semester units

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.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.In addition to methods used in grammar/editing class, accent modification course needs to incorporate speaking & listening. MaterialsMaterials MethodsMethods Motivational teaching and learning strategiesMotivational teaching and learning strategies

6 English Accent Modification with Marsha Chan

7 materials Textbook with DVDs and audio CDsTextbook with DVDs and audio CDs Phrase by Phrase Pronunciation and Listening in American EnglishPhrase by Phrase Pronunciation and Listening in American English Online softwareOnline software Connected SpeechConnected Speech

8 course portal angellearning SyllabusSyllabus Weekly assignmentsWeekly assignments Discussion forumsDiscussion forums Drop boxesDrop boxes QuizzesQuizzes HandoutsHandouts Course mailCourse mail Course pollsCourse polls Archived web sessionsArchived web sessions External links ClarityEnglish.com – pronunciation/listening softwareClarityEnglish.com – pronunciation/listening softwareClarityEnglish.com Voxopop.com – voice-based e- learningVoxopop.com – voice-based e- learningVoxopop.com CCCconfer.org – live interactive classesCCCconfer.org – live interactive classesCCCconfer.org Youtube.com/Pronunciation Doctor – video lessonsYoutube.com/Pronunciation Doctor – video lessonsYoutube.com/Pronunciation Doctor Youtube.com/Pronunciation Doctor

9 On-campus orientation in a computer lab Pedagogical objectivesPedagogical objectives Course Overview:Course Overview: ObjectivesObjectives OutcomesOutcomes ExpectationsExpectations Orientation to Course Management SystemOrientation to Course Management System Site navigationSite navigation CommunicationCommunication Demonstration of course materialsDemonstration of course materials Textbook, DVDs, Audio CDs Connected Speech online software Listening, marking Recording Learn vs. Test modes Voxopop Recording Listening

10 Midterm & Final on-campus meetings Face-to-face communicationFace-to-face communication MotivationMotivation InstructionInstruction CorrectionCorrection GuidanceGuidance EncouragementEncouragement AssessmentAssessment Game-based interactionGame-based interaction PerformancePerformance

11 Midterm & Final video recordings

12 Course homepage

13 Lessons section

14 Getting Started folder

15 Discussion Forums instructions & examples

16 Connected speech instructions & examples

17 Voxopop instructions & examples

18 Assignments

19 Sample assignment Phrase by Phrase. Study Chapter 10 using the book, videos and mirror. Phrase by Phrase. Study Chapter 10 using the book, videos and mirror. Voxopop : Record PBP Chapter 9; listen to classmates Voxopop : Record PBP Chapter 9; listen to classmates Connected Speech. Level 2 Marie. Listen to her speech. Then do the assigned activities 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 speechLanguage: 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. Discussion Forum. Make 2 posts: One important thing you learned from CS Level 2 Marie. One important thing you learned from PBP Ch9.

20 Video instruction Pronunciation Doctor's channel Doctor's channel As of June 2012, 900 videos, 100 subscribers, 44K viewsAs of June 2012, 900 videos, 100 subscribers, 44K views English Accent Modification with Marsha Chan (5:55)English Accent Modification with Marsha Chan (5:55) Many playlists, includingMany playlists, including Phrase by Phrase Pronunciation and ListeningPhrase by Phrase Pronunciation and Listening Phrase by Phrase Ch9 SF3 / ɚ / as in earn and servePhrase by Phrase Ch9 SF3 / ɚ / as in earn and serve Students in ESL*970AMStudents in ESL*970AMStudents in ESL*970AMStudents in ESL*970AM Final presentationsFinal presentations Go to this video lesson

21 Teach & confer Live synchronous web sessions Oral comm tel or VOIP & headsetOral comm tel or VOIP & headset Text chatText chat WhiteboardWhiteboard Application sharingApplication sharing Screen sharingScreen sharing Web cameraWeb camera PollingPolling ArchivesArchives

22 ESL 970AM T&C session Go to archived Teach & Confer session

23 voice-based Discussions Go to this voice discussion

24 Q&A ~ Contact Marsha Chan Mission College Santa Clara, CA /esl/faculty/chan/chan.htm l Sunburst Media Sunnyvale, CA

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