iSpraak: A Free Pronunciation Platform (IALLT webinar)

iSpraak is a free and open source online pronunciation platform designed for second language educators. This tool empowers learners to work on their pronunciation in 36 different languages by coupling rich audio models with real-time corrective feedback. This webinar will present a tour of the platform and offer some guidance for attendees wanting to create their own speech activities. This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the SLU Research Institute.

Creating animated gifs to instruct and inspire in the languages classroom (IALLT webinar)

In this session, Joe Dale will explore many ways in which animated gifs can be used to bring language learning to life, by reinforcing sentence structure, practicing dialogues, modeling grammar use, and giving personalized feedback. You will see how easy it is to produce your own mini-animations to embellish your presentations and connect with your learners. Presenter: Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with organisations such as The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He was host of the TES MFL forum for six years, a regular conference speaker and recognised ...