In this inaugural episode of The DIESOL Podcast, Ixchell and Brent give introductions, talk about the alphabet soup of acronyms in the field of English Language Development, and kick things off with some ways to use podcasts and podcasting to help students develop their listening skills.
If you’d like to play along, here are some of the acronyms we discuss in this episode, all relating to the field of ESL (etc). How many of them can you name? Test yourself to see how well you do!
How many others are you aware of? Leave notes in the comments if you have heard any that we didn’t include, We’re sure there are plenty!
- Effects on Listening with the use of Podcasts: (Naseri & Motallebzadeh, 2015)
- Integrating CALL into the classroom: the role of podcasting in an ESL listening strategies course (O’Brien & Hegelheimer, 2007)
Ixchell and Brent talk about podcasting, jigsaw listening, and more in order to enhance the classroom experience for students and to encourage them to be more proactive listeners outside of the class.
Do you have your own ideas on how you can use technology to help your students improve their English? Leave us a note in the comments below!
Ixchell: Musixmatch – a shazaam-like app that also translates lyrics into multiple languages
Brent: Dreyer’s English – an utterly correct guide to clarity and style. The title says it all