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Pollution, playback of Learner-Voice recording, Listening Comprehension, Audio Playback

Uploaded by Julie Alexander, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)


This class of 15-year-old French learners listen to a recording on the IWB made by another learner, reading his own text written in English. The teacher divides them into 3 groups and asks each group to focus on one aspect of the audio recording as they listen: key words, linking words, and pronunciation mistakes. Learners then hear it a second time, with the teacher intermittently stopping to ask for each team's answers for their point in a 3-column table.

[The teacher is using Smart software with an eBeam.]


Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: French

Age range: 15+

Language level: B1 - Intermediate

Educational context: Secondary Education

IWB Features: Sound, Writing/pen tool (inc. handwriting recognition)

Teaching methods: Whole class discussion

Language area: Listening, Pronunciation, Vocabulary

IWB board used: e-Beam

Teacher comment

The recording was chosen from a number of audio files made by the learners in this and other classes using text-to-speech software to check pronunciation and focusing on organisation using linkwords.  The learners e-mailed their audio files to the teacher who embedded some in his IWB file.

Teacher: The first thing was switching from audio to, to writing the same text.  After we had the linkwords, OK, that we had to reorder.

Learner comments

Enquêteur : Vous aviez déjà écouté l'audio ? [Had you already heard the recording?]
Apprenant 1 : Non [No]
Apprenant 2 : En fait c'est des audio qu'on devait envoyer par mail [Actually they were recordings we had to send by e-mail]
Apprenant 1 : Avec un thème [on a topic]
Apprenant 2 : Mais ça c'est pas notre classe [but it's not our class]
Apprenant 1 : On devait argumenter [we had to present an argument]



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