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1 To Increase English Practice Stephanie Hanson Senior English Language Fellow U.S. Embassy - Quito

2  How many hours per week are your students in class?  How many hours per week are your students out of class?

3 QUESTION:How can students practice English more outside of class? ANSWER: Homework QUESTION:How can students practice listening to English more outside of class? ANSWER: Listening Logs!

4 “A record of performance, events, or day-to-day activities.” www.merriam-webster.com

5 Where can students listen to English outside of class?

6 Listen to 2 minutes of English and take notes Each week submit a ONE PAGE report:  Title and source  Notes  2 vocabulary words + definitions  Paragraph: summary + reaction

7 TITLE & SOURCE(citation)1 pt. NOTES(note-taking)2 pts. VOCABULARY(vocabulary)2 pts. SUMMARY(writing, summarizing) 2 pts. REACTION(critical thinking)2 pts.

8  Many sources to listen to English on the internet or TV Voice of America Special English http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/ http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/ categories.cfm

9  ESL Podcast http://www.eslpod.com/website/index.php http://www.eslpod.com/website/index.php  ESL Phonics Video Podcast http://www.ugoeigo.com/ http://www.ugoeigo.com/  Business English Pod http://www.businessenglishpod.com http://www.businessenglishpod.com

10  Online Writing Lab Podcasts http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/ 733/01/ http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/ 733/01/  The Bob and Rob Show http://www.thebobandrobshow.com/website /index.php http://www.thebobandrobshow.com/website /index.php  MORE at http://a4esl.org/podcastshttp://a4esl.org/podcasts

11  National Public Radio http://www.npr.org  Marketplace News http://marketplace.publicradio.org/ http://marketplace.publicradio.org/  CNN http://www.cnn.com/services/podcasting/ http://www.cnn.com/services/podcasting/

12  One-Minute How-To http://oneminutehowto.com/ http://oneminutehowto.com/  The Public Speaker’s Quick and Dirty Tips http://publicspeaker.quickanddirtytips.com/ http://publicspeaker.quickanddirtytips.com/

13 1. How/where can students practice reading outside of class? 2. How can we use those resources for a reading log?

14 1. How/where can students practice writing outside of class? 2. How can we use those resources for a writing log?

15 Stephanie Hanson Senior English Language Fellow U.S. Embassy, Quito S_L_Hanson@yahoo.com http://ecuadorelf.wordpress.com


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