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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.”

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 categories.cfm

9  ESL Podcast  ESL Phonics Video Podcast  Business English Pod

10  Online Writing Lab Podcasts 733/01/ 733/01/  The Bob and Rob Show /index.php /index.php  MORE at

11  National Public Radio  Marketplace News  CNN

12  One-Minute How-To  The Public Speaker’s Quick and Dirty Tips

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


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