LLU Live #3: Radio and the Language Classroom

This entry is part 3 of 25 in the series LLU Live

radioThis week in our LLU Live (4 p.m. EST on Thursday October 17th),  we are going to talk about using the medium of radio for language learning.

If you have been following LLU you will see that I have been talking about using Radio Ambulante’s amazing shows in my conversation class.  RA’s shows are broadcast as radio shows, but are also available as podcasts via iTunes or on Soundcloud.  For second language learners, the ability to stop and start the audio is a salvation, because real-world, real-time audio is sometimes really challenging to understand. (Confession: it’s sometime hard for me the teacher to understand every word, which is why I think it is exciting to use it in the classroom…EVERYbody’s brain gets stretched!)

What I haven’t had the chance to blog about is how my students, with the support of our amazing college radio station WOBC, are also making radio shows as a part of our conversation class curriculum.

See? There we are! On the WOBC schedule! Tuesdays at 5 p.m. EST!

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So, to recap: In this week’s hangout I would like to share what we’re doing with radio but I would also love  to hear from others who have used radio as a part of language teaching and learning.

Here’s some info on how you can join in live!  We promise: the get together will last no more than 30 minutes, and everyone is invited to share!

Thursday evening:

Here is the video!  Add your comments!

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Barbara is a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at a small liberal arts college in Maine. Rumor has it this was also her alma mater. She used to work for a small liberal arts college in the cornfields of Ohio for almost 20 years as a teacher and language center director. Prior to these adventures in higher ed she taught high school Spanish and loved it. She wishes she had more time in her life to play with her dogs, write, read, swim, do yoga things and making stuff out of clay. To see her online portfolio please click here!

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  1. Flipping your assessment practices · February 18, 2014 Reply

    […] mighty college radio station, WOBC, as part of our curriculum this semester.  I talked about it here during one of our LLU Live sessions. I would love to pull together people who would be interested […]

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