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EOT Case Study - Jane - March 2010 - Episode 1b
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March 22, 2010 01:03 PM PDT
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Second part of the recording with Jane from the 22/03/10.

More to come...Jane has a couple of low level lesson plans with Chinese instructions (she lives in Strasbourg and speaks French and Chinese)...there will be more sessions once she has done some exams.

Here is the text chat we had between this speaking practice session and then next time we hooked up:

[24/03/2010 15:53:09] Jason West: Hey, did you get the links and go there? Do you want to do another session? J
[25/03/2010 12:27:30] Janeliu: hey, Jason!!! It's too hot inFrance today...
[25/03/2010 12:27:53] Jason West: Hi there
[25/03/2010 12:28:04] Janeliu: yes, i downloaded the mp3, it's interesting
[25/03/2010 12:28:07] Janeliu: haha...
[25/03/2010 12:28:21] Jason West: Oh good, what did you think?
[25/03/2010 12:28:44] Janeliu: i speak like a person who come from espace
[25/03/2010 12:28:50] Janeliu: universal
[25/03/2010 12:28:52] Jason West: LOL
[25/03/2010 12:29:04] Janeliu: haha... isn't it?
[25/03/2010 12:29:15] Jason West: Well, it's good to hear yoursdelf speaking to someone like me...
[25/03/2010 12:29:35] Jason West: if you want to do another one pick a lesson from the free ones and let me know...
[25/03/2010 12:29:35] Janeliu: haha, right
[25/03/2010 12:29:48] Janeliu: no, i haven't!!!
[25/03/2010 12:29:57] Janeliu: just you, you are my teacher!!!!
[25/03/2010 12:30:31] Jason West: What I want you to do it not rely on me...but meet someother English speakers and work with thwem too in short 5 min bursts of practice....
[25/03/2010 12:30:46] Janeliu: i found someone in Australia, but he isn't my teacher, just for speaking, but not frequently
[25/03/2010 12:31:23] Jason West: Just speaking that it it....that is all I am doing, with some materials...but you need 15-20 people like your friend in Oz...
[25/03/2010 12:31:51] Janeliu: yes, but i just bought a headset
[25/03/2010 12:32:02] Janeliu: haven't begin yet...
[25/03/2010 12:32:10] Jason West: ok, cool, good news...progress!
[25/03/2010 12:32:25] Janeliu: thanks!!!
[25/03/2010 12:32:27] Jason West: It will be much better with a headset
[25/03/2010 12:32:36] Janeliu: yes, i think so
[25/03/2010 12:32:57] Janeliu: so , why i can't download the chinese plans?
[25/03/2010 12:33:05] Janeliu: in out there
[25/03/2010 12:33:12] Janeliu: ;(
[25/03/2010 12:34:09] Jason West: Sorry, remind me, which ones...you should be abkle to get the free ones in Chinese...have you had a proper go (use the same lesson plan number)?
[25/03/2010 12:34:40] Janeliu: no, which number?
[25/03/2010 12:35:27] Jason West: They all have numbers...if you find the one you can download but want it in Chinese go to the chinese plans ans you should be able to do it
[25/03/2010 12:36:15] Janeliu: i'm trying
[25/03/2010 12:36:26] Jason West: youtube is down!!!!!
[25/03/2010 12:37:11] Janeliu: i can use youtube too?
[25/03/2010 12:37:26] Jason West: check, see if it is working...
[25/03/2010 12:37:44] Janeliu: Sorry this page is available to subscribers only
[25/03/2010 12:38:10] Jason West: What lesson plan were you after
[25/03/2010 12:39:43] Janeliu: since the SS1-2
[25/03/2010 12:40:03] Janeliu: the next one i downloaded, but i want to read the chinese plans
[25/03/2010 12:40:32] Jason West: These are the free ones:
[25/03/2010 12:40:35] Jason West: SS1: 09 - Shopping, vocabulary, buying questions. 18 - Minor physical complaints/the chemist.

SS2: 10 - Making plans, going to. 20 - Lifestyle, would + infinitive.

SS3: 04 - Describing objects, adjective order. 19 - Inventions, passive voice.

SS4: 03 - Manners, to discuss differences, idioms and phrases. 14 - What had happened, telling stories using past tenses, present perfect v past simple.

SS5: 14 - Animals and us, idioms, vocab, our relationship to animals. 19 - Men and women at home, roles.

SS6: 12 - Animal instincts, behaviour in the workplace. 20 - Jokes and gender.
[25/03/2010 12:41:04] Janeliu: yes, i've imprimered
[25/03/2010 12:41:10] Janeliu: already

[12/04/2010 12:47:57] Janeliu: hi Jason, nice to see you, how are you?
[12/04/2010 12:49:37] Jason West: Hi there, I'm ok, you?
[12/04/2010 12:50:29] Janeliu: yes, i'm in vacation
[12/04/2010 12:50:54] Jason West: That's nice... smiley I am still working...
[12/04/2010 12:50:56] Janeliu: scine the last week
[12/04/2010 12:51:03] Janeliu: oh lala...
[12/04/2010 12:51:19] Janeliu: you haven't the vacation?
[12/04/2010 12:51:34] Janeliu: you 're a teacher...
[12/04/2010 12:51:35] Jason West: I will in July, but lots to do before then...
[12/04/2010 12:51:44] Janeliu: ok...
[12/04/2010 12:52:00] Jason West: where were we, did you do another lesson?
[12/04/2010 12:52:22] Janeliu: this summer, i'll come back to China to join in the exposition universal
[12/04/2010 12:52:25] Janeliu: in Shanghai
[12/04/2010 12:52:38] Jason West: that'll be fun!
[12/04/2010 12:52:57] Janeliu: yes, a little, i was in another city last week
[12/04/2010 12:53:32] Janeliu: so i just work a little
[12/04/2010 12:55:15] Janeliu: and i haven't speak with my friend because he usually doesn't in internet, i think i must find another one, you know it's difficult to find a nice one
[12/04/2010 12:56:50] Jason West: depends how you do it....all you need to do is talk to someone for 3 or 4 minutes using the language in the lesson....then do it with 4 or 5 people...but they need to know you are not going to talk for 20 mins and that you will leave them in peace once you have finished...it is all about human psychology
[12/04/2010 12:57:29] Jason West: Use italki, livemocha, mylanguageexchange, etc. and Facebook friend finder apps
[12/04/2010 12:57:56] Jason West: There's even a language exchange app on facebook, I know the guy who built it...
[12/04/2010 13:00:20] Janeliu: really? where is it? i can find it easily in facebook?
[12/04/2010 13:00:32] Jason West: yes
[12/04/2010 13:00:56] Jason West: just search on 'language exchange' in Facebook..
[12/04/2010 13:01:25] Jason West: Listen to this podcast i just posted...a case study for EOT....tell me what you think when you have listened: http://languagesoutthere.podOmatic.com/entry/2010-04-12T04_14_43-07_00
[12/04/2010 13:02:39] Jason West: Hey, I ahve to get on with stuff and eat some lunch first...let me know how it is going and if I can help any more. I think we should try to improve your speaking skills using EOT but you need to tell me and do some work too.
[12/04/2010 13:03:53] Janeliu: ok, i'm going to listen and we'll see soon,i'll continue working. have a good lunch
[12/04/2010 13:04:14] Jason West: ok, thanks, speak soon smiley
[12/04/2010 13:04:34] Janeliu: ok, see you\
[13/04/2010 10:37:25] Jason West: Hey Jane, how did you get on with the two Chinese version lesson plans I gave you access to (I forgot!) - have you used them as instructed?
[15/04/2010 12:15:01] Janeliu: hi Jason big smile
[15/04/2010 12:16:20] Janeliu: i downloaded the two chinese version lessons, and i already read them, but just for me, not for teaching others.
[15/04/2010 12:17:12] Janeliu: i have a examen tomorrow afternoon...see you this weekend, ok?
[15/04/2010 12:18:15] Jason West: Did you find them useful/interesting?
[15/04/2010 12:18:38] Jason West: They are very low level...
[15/04/2010 12:18:47] Janeliu: yes, i think he's a africain, and he has the accent
[15/04/2010 12:18:53] Janeliu: really?
[15/04/2010 12:19:09] Jason West: eh? who is African?
[15/04/2010 12:19:18] Janeliu: i can't understand all because the accent
[15/04/2010 12:19:42] Jason West: I', not sure what you are talking about
[15/04/2010 12:19:43] Janeliu: the boy who speak with you in the podcast
[15/04/2010 12:19:57] Jason West: Ah, no he is Polish..
[15/04/2010 12:20:03] Jason West: from Poland...
[15/04/2010 12:20:23] Jason West: The podcast is not the lesson...that is just a case study of someone doing some EOT...
[15/04/2010 12:20:49] Jason West: He has used some lesson plans and then does the practice with me and other English speakers online..
[15/04/2010 12:21:42] Jason West: Anyway, good luck in your exam tomorrow....I might be online at the weekend but I have small kids so it is tricky, i will be online on Monday though...I have to go now (and get my kids)... bye..
[15/04/2010 12:22:01] Janeliu: but i have a friend polish, but she hasn't the accent like a africain...
[15/04/2010 12:22:37] Janeliu: ok,see you monday
[15/04/2010 12:24:05] Jason West: Ok, have a good one...
[15/04/2010 12:24:12] Janeliu: 8-)
[15/04/2010 12:24:16] Janeliu: toi aussi
[15/04/2010 12:24:39] Jason West: merci beaucoup (wave)
[15/04/2010 12:24:51] Janeliu: (wave)de rien, bis
[25/03/2010 12:41:23] Jason West: sorry? smiley
[25/03/2010 12:41:38] Jason West: you've downloaded them?
[25/03/2010 12:41:53] Janeliu: yes, and already in paper
[25/03/2010 12:42:44] Jason West: ok, if you want them with Chinese instructions you can only get the SS1 and SS2 with Chinese. Just go to the Chinese section when you are logged in and download them.
[25/03/2010 12:43:25] Janeliu: ok,,,,,,,
[25/03/2010 12:43:46] Jason West: I just checked, they are set up ok..
[25/03/2010 12:43:58] Janeliu: i don't need the SS1-2 in chinese, because i understood
[25/03/2010 12:44:51] Jason West: Ah, but they are the only ones in Chinese, for low level learners. The pre-Int (level 3) and above havwe the same instructions/process...just the language is a bit tougher smiley
[25/03/2010 12:45:36] Jason West: You should be able to understand what to do now having read the ones with Chinese instructions...why not download one and see, it might tell you some stuff you didn't know.
[25/03/2010 12:46:16] Janeliu: http://www.languagesoutthere.com/categories/20081107_9
[25/03/2010 12:46:33] Janeliu: i want to download some plans in this page
[25/03/2010 12:47:03] Janeliu: ok, i understand
[25/03/2010 12:47:05] Jason West: You can't smiley
[25/03/2010 12:47:07] Janeliu: that's ok
[25/03/2010 12:47:21] Janeliu: no problem, i can understand
[25/03/2010 12:47:27] Janeliu: (chuckle)
[25/03/2010 12:47:37] Jason West: They are clsoed for the moment...we are doing some work, just the free stuff is available...
[25/03/2010 12:48:18] Janeliu: ok, well, when i got some level, i must pay for after?
[25/03/2010 12:48:55] Jason West: Which one do you want next...if I let you have access can I record us doing it and use you as a case study? I think we discussed this didn't we?
[25/03/2010 12:49:27] Janeliu: yes, of course, we can, don't worry about that
[25/03/2010 12:51:12] Jason West: which one do you want...pick one
[25/03/2010 12:51:16] Janeliu: i want to have the chinese lessons, because i forgot what i've studied when i was in China, but i think my english is easy to return, but for speaking....oh la la...
[25/03/2010 12:51:46] Jason West: That's exactly what they were designed tio do...good girl! You've got it
[25/03/2010 12:51:53] Janeliu: Self Study Beginner Chinese 06
[25/03/2010 12:51:55] Jason West: Now which one do you want to use first?
[25/03/2010 12:52:01] Jason West: Ok, hang on...
[25/03/2010 12:52:11] Janeliu: thsnks a lot Monsieur!!!
[25/03/2010 12:52:26] Janeliu: what means hang on
[25/03/2010 12:52:38] Jason West: wait 2 mins
[25/03/2010 12:52:46] Janeliu: ok!!!!
[25/03/2010 12:56:21] Jason West: what's your email address?
[25/03/2010 12:56:46] Janeliu: janeliu1201@gmail.com
[25/03/2010 12:57:05] Janeliu: (talk)
[25/03/2010 12:58:21] Janeliu: and this Self Study Beginner Chinese 10
[25/03/2010 12:58:25] Janeliu: that's all
[25/03/2010 12:58:50] Jason West: Ok, hang on...scribd is slow today
[25/03/2010 12:59:20] Janeliu: because when i went to BadenBaden, there were not so many german speak french, so i must speak english...
[25/03/2010 12:59:24] Janeliu: catastophe...
[25/03/2010 12:59:47] Janeliu: that's ok....
[25/03/2010 13:02:11] Jason West: Just send you an email...
[25/03/2010 13:02:21] Janeliu: ok, thanks a lot!!!
[25/03/2010 13:02:28] Janeliu: so what we can do now?
[25/03/2010 13:03:01] Janeliu: oh yeh!! i received it !!
[25/03/2010 13:03:05] Jason West: Nothing, I have to go and you need to do the lessons offline with a dictionary....print and write...another email coming in a moment...
[25/03/2010 13:03:38] Janeliu: ok! i'll do them!!!!
[25/03/2010 13:04:29] Janeliu: coolllllllllllllllll
[25/03/2010 13:04:56] Jason West: Just print, work, I can't remember if they need audio, don't think so, but let me know and I will give you access to those files...
[25/03/2010 13:05:41] Janeliu: thank again, you are tres gentil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'll do my best!!!
[25/03/2010 13:06:22] Jason West: Right, I have to go now... have fun and speak soon. Can you keep a diary of how you feel about using them, why you are using these low level ones,, what you think of them and how useful they are...then we will record our practice sessions and aslo reciord you conversations with other English speaking friends....but follow the instructions carefully. Ok, bye for now.
[25/03/2010 13:07:14] Janeliu: ok, i'll do what you said
[25/03/2010 13:07:28] Janeliu: have a nice day, see you soon
[25/03/2010 13:07:34] Jason West: see you

English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, Strasbourg - Episode 2
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April 19, 2010 06:44 AM PDT
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This was fun...future plans...

Level 2

Topic

Aim

Language

Focus

Skills

Lesson

10

Making plans

To talk about making plans

Going to

Listening, reading, speaking

If you become a free member you can download the lesson plan here:

http://www.languagesoutthere.com/articles/goingto

I kept it short even though Jane had done five lessons and was prepared to talk about any of them it seemed smiley..some of them were with Chinese instructions which she felt she needed to get a better idea of some language and instructions and she mentions that in the recording. We will do the next session tomorrow. Jane is quite a low level which is great, but she is bilingual already (French and Chinese) so I would expect her to have her own internal system of how to acquire worked out fairly well in her own mind. Let's see if EOT can help her to make a quick improvement in her speaking and listening skills. [11:50:27] Janeliu: hi Jason, nice see u again big smile how are you and your little boys? have they eaten? [11:52:48] Jason West: HI there...I'm on a call at the moment... [11:53:26] Janeliu: ok [11:54:16] Janeliu: i'm late, and when we can have a talk? [11:54:46] Jason West: In about an hour? [11:54:57] Janeliu: 14h? [11:55:27] Janeliu: ok, see u at 14h [12:10:20] Jason West: ok 13.00 my time [12:40:10] Jason West: Hi Jane, so sorry I just realised I have another call scheduled for 13.00 my time, can we do 14.00 my time, so an hour later, 15.00 your time? So sorry, that call was scheduled on my phone on Friday and I have just realised...or we can it now... smiley [12:40:26] Jason West: do it now? smiley [12:41:08] Janeliu: attend... [12:41:17] Jason West: d'accord [12:41:35] Janeliu: ok [12:42:23] Jason West: ok, call me.. [12:42:35] Janeliu: ok, see u plus tard [12:42:57] Jason West: plus tard...later...15.00 your time? [12:43:00] Janeliu: yes [12:43:06] Jason West: ok... [14:04:21] Janeliu: i'm ready [14:04:26] *** Call from Janeliu, duration 14:48. *** [14:06:33] Jason West: the weekend coming [14:09:31] Jason West: zombie [14:12:43] Janeliu: profite [14:12:54] Janeliu: avantage [14:14:53] Janeliu: evidemment [14:15:04] Jason West: evidently [14:16:16] Jason West: 250,000 [14:16:24] Jason West: materials [14:16:29] Jason West: lesson plan [14:18:59] Jason West: same time tomorrow... [14:19:13] *** Call ended *** [14:20:21] Janeliu: i forgot to ask you, i haven't recorded it, how to record it? [14:20:53] Jason West: Aha, I recorded it and will send you the link to the podcast... smiley [14:21:09] Jason West: You can use Pamela call recorder on skype...search on the skype website [14:21:11] Janeliu: ok, thanks a lot!! [14:21:22] Jason West: No prob! see you tomorrow [14:21:27] Janeliu: ok, i'm search for.. [14:21:32] Janeliu: see u [14:22:31] Jason West: Hey, can we do 13.00 (14.00 your time) tomorrow...I just remembered I have a call at 14.00 my time! [14:22:47] Janeliu: ok, no prob [14:22:59] Jason West: Ok, cool! [14:23:18] Janeliu: winkingsee u tomm [14:23:57] Jason West: try to speak with other English speakers too, as many as you can, using the same questions...ok? The more you practise the better...use Facebook or www.italki.com or other social networks to find friendly English speakers... [14:24:41] Janeliu: that's a very nice suggestion, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, Strasbourg - Episode 3a
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April 20, 2010 04:24 AM PDT
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Lesson 3 with Jane, I think she feels sorry for me doing all of this work and not seeing my friends enough!She chothe second free elementary lesson plan:

Level 2

Topic

Aim

Language

Focus

Skills

Lesson

20

Lifestyle

To talk about your lifestyle and how you would like to improve it

Would + infinitive

enough/too much/not enough

Listening, speaking

If you become a free member of the websiteyou can download the lesson plan here:

http://www.languagesoutthere.com/articles/lifestyle

There are two recordings, second one (b) is the end of the conevrsation with a bit of feedback from Jane. Here is the text chat history: [11:36:00] Janeliu: hi Jason!!! are you busy? [11:36:25] Jason West: Wanna have a chat? [11:36:57] Janeliu: yes [11:37:02] Janeliu: big smile [11:37:15] Jason West: Ok, call me! smiley [11:37:24] Janeliu: o [11:38:30] *** Call from Janeliu, duration 15:04. *** [11:41:48] Janeliu: occuper [11:46:28] Jason West: work/life balance [11:47:56] Jason West: thermal springs [11:48:03] Jason West: Baden Baden [11:48:51] Jason West: midday [11:49:41] Janeliu: vers [11:49:55] Jason West: go home [11:50:42] Janeliu: Besancon [11:52:07] Janeliu: encore [11:52:27] Jason West: I have two more years to go [11:52:43] Janeliu: stage [11:53:14] Jason West: work placement [11:53:20] Jason West: work experience [11:53:33] *** Call ended *** [11:53:38] Janeliu: what time? [11:53:45] *** Call to Janeliu, duration 03:04. *** [11:54:57] Janeliu: mentalite [11:55:04] Jason West: mind [11:56:48] *** Call ended *** [11:57:43] Janeliu: ah! [11:57:47] Janeliu: vers=aboutt [11:57:52] Jason West: what? [11:57:53] Janeliu: about [11:58:01] Janeliu: vers means about [11:58:12] Jason West: vers = about...sorry, i forgot my French [11:58:40] Janeliu: it's normal because you're not in france [11:59:04] Jason West: Yup..and I don't practise it...! [11:59:39] Janeliu: me!! you can practise with me...!!! [11:59:50] Janeliu: (wasntme) [12:00:26] Jason West: Thanks, I would love to....and we will, but it is a question of time really...but we will keep doing this and it will happen...I feel sure [12:00:54] Janeliu: of course!.. [12:01:24] Janeliu: what do you eat every? i mean do you eat the breakfast, lunch and dinner? [12:01:36] Janeliu: 3 times everyday? [12:01:45] Jason West: Pretty much, why? [12:03:09] Janeliu: well, i think if you eat untill you feel that you're full, it's not good for your health. [12:03:32] Jason West: That's true! [12:03:36] Janeliu: means it's better when you feel a little full [12:03:50] Jason West: I eat very healthily, don't worry! [12:03:54] Janeliu: and an apple per day [12:04:05] Jason West: Exactly [12:04:31] Janeliu: i mean if you haven't do enough execise [12:05:01] Janeliu: and meat in midday [12:05:11] Janeliu: vegetable le dinner [12:05:19] Jason West: I do get exercise but I would liek to have more time to myself to be able to do more...its the balance thing again smiley [12:05:25] Jason West: Thanks! [12:05:40] Janeliu: haha!!! [12:05:47] Jason West: Good advice... [12:05:56] Janeliu: ok, i'm going to eat the meat!!!.... [12:06:07] Jason West: Good for you! Me too... [12:06:24] Janeliu: thanks, i think that could be good for you [12:06:33] Janeliu: yes! [12:06:52] Jason West: Ok, ta! Have a nice lunch...speak tomrorow... [12:07:06] Janeliu: ok, you too. see u ...

English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, Strasbourg - Episode 3b
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April 20, 2010 04:27 AM PDT
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The end of the session and some honest feedback from Jane about her EOT experience so far..

English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, Strasbourg - Episode 4a
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April 22, 2010 03:41 AM PDT
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[11:28:33] Janeliu: (talk) coucou... Jason... how are you [11:29:07] Janeliu: lalalalal... Jane has access to a few lesson plans and I am getting confused as to which one we are doing...(age kicking in!)... she had a couple of very low level plans with Chinese instructions so she could work out excatly how EOT works and then she had a couple of higher level ones she chose from the free membership on LOT.com

So far she has used:

Lesson 1) SS1.09 - Shopping

Lesson 2) SS2.10 - Future plans

Lesson 3) SS2.20 - Lifestyle

For this lesson she jumped up two levels to Intermediate (SS4), she chose:

Level 4

Topic

Aim

Language

Focus

Skills

Lesson

3

Manners

To discuss differences in manners between individuals and nationalities

Idioms and phrases used to give opinions

Reading, speaking, listening

If you are a free member our our site you can download this lesson plan for free here:

http://www.languagesoutthere.com/articles/manners

This is one on manners and we have a good time and a laugh... I just listened to our first conversation and then this one and I think she has definitely grown in confidence and fluency, after just a few sessions...have a listen. [11:29:32] Jason West: Hi there, I'm okay...you? [11:29:55] Janeliu: fine, just arrive at home [11:30:07] Janeliu: are you free now? [11:30:17] Janeliu: (party) [11:30:26] Jason West: Yes, I minute... [11:30:30] Janeliu: ok [11:31:13] Jason West: ok [11:31:31] *** Call from Janeliu, duration 14:54. *** [11:36:42] Jason West: sincerity [11:36:59] Jason West: rude [11:37:42] Jason West: casual/informal [11:39:05] Jason West: to make a point [11:39:37] Jason West: inappropriate [11:42:25] Jason West: bass [11:43:43] Jason West: fuck off [11:44:16] Jason West: manners make the world go round [11:44:40] Jason West: manners maketh man [11:45:58] Jason West: inclined [11:46:24] *** Call ended *** [11:46:40] *** Call to Janeliu, duration 00:23. *** [11:49:55] *** Call to Janeliu, duration 09:58. *** [11:52:42] Janeliu: TianJin [11:57:48] Jason West: raw [11:59:18] Jason West: donc [11:59:23] Jason West: so [11:59:53] *** Call ended ***

English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, Strasbourg - Episode 4b
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April 22, 2010 03:45 AM PDT
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Episode 4 continued...

English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, Strasbourg - Episode 5a
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April 26, 2010 04:40 AM PDT
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Jane and I were both a bit tired today but we did a session. She had studied the lesson on the passive voice and inventions.

Level 3

Topic

Aim

Language

Focus

Skills

Lesson

19

Inventions

To discuss great inventions

Passive voice

Reading, speaking, listening

If you are a free member of our site you can download the lesson plan here for free:

http://www.languagesoutthere.com/articles/inventions

She's doing well but I think she rushed the preparation for today's session a bit (she said she had completed the 'input' in the lesson in 30 mins, which is too quick) and it showed a bit. She had also been finding it hard to make new friends online to practise with (she's been using Italki.com etc to try and do this). She said that people she got in touch with all wanted to practise French or Chinese with her. I suggested that she should agree, ask to do the English first (based on EOT lessons and specific language) and then simply 'flip' the language into French or Chinese but talk with them about the same topic. We'll see how she goes. I do think she needs some more practice partners though. Waldek is doing really well with his other speaking partners. Here's today's texh chat history: [11:22:44] Janeliu: hi Jason, how are you today? [11:24:21] *** Missed call from Janeliu. *** [11:26:28] Jason West: Hi Jane, yeah, okay, you? [11:26:49] Jason West: I was jsut getting a coffee smiley [11:26:51] Janeliu: fine, a little tired [11:27:15] Janeliu: ok, so injoint yourself  smiley [11:27:33] Jason West: I need it! Like you I am a bit tired smiley [11:27:57] Janeliu: 8-) [11:28:08] Jason West: Do you want to do a session? [11:28:14] Janeliu: well, i went to Suisse last Saturday [11:28:32] Janeliu: after [11:28:59] Jason West: Really, how nice, where? [11:29:10] Janeliu: in Basel [11:29:20] Jason West: Have fun? [11:29:20] Janeliu: yes! it was very nice!! [11:29:26] Janeliu: beacutiful city!! [11:29:46] Janeliu: yes! with my friends of the college [11:29:46] Jason West: I've not been there...onluy Zurich and then only the airport.. [11:29:59] Jason West: I have an old friend in Berne and she keeps asking me to go, I should... [11:30:11] Janeliu: haha, i've never been Zurich [11:30:40] Janeliu: yes! you should be [11:31:18] Jason West: Do you want to talk? [11:31:49] Janeliu: yes, have you finished your coffee? [11:32:07] Janeliu: i can wait [11:32:07] Jason West: I can talk and drink coffee, a perk of the job! smiley [11:32:10] Janeliu: don't worry [11:32:38] Janeliu: haha... [11:32:40] Jason West: You call... [11:33:12] *** Call from Janeliu, duration 14:53. *** [11:34:36] Jason West: hire [11:34:39] Jason West: to hire [11:35:53] Janeliu: Herzog & de Meuron [11:36:40] Jason West: trip [11:37:55] Jason West: type [11:38:08] Jason West: tuna [11:38:34] Jason West: salmon [11:39:40] Jason West: roe [11:39:47] Jason West: eggs [11:40:16] Jason West: Inventions [11:40:25] Jason West: Invenshuns [11:44:59] Jason West: basil [11:45:02] Jason West: herb [11:48:05] *** Call ended *** [11:48:36] Jason West: the recorder crashed..1 minute! I have to re-boot skype.. [11:48:44] Janeliu: ok! [11:50:15] *** Call to Janeliu, duration 15:04. *** [11:51:30] Janeliu: analyse [11:52:10] Janeliu: geographie [11:52:21] Jason West: geology [11:52:49] Jason West: the land [11:53:50] Janeliu: reflechir [11:55:37] Jason West: resources [11:55:49] Jason West: sustainable [11:55:56] Jason West: greener [11:56:02] Jason West: eco-friendly [11:57:32] Jason West: academic [11:57:54] Jason West: dig a hole [11:58:02] Jason West: foundations in [11:59:33] Janeliu: logement [12:05:19] *** Call ended *** [12:05:29] *** Call to Janeliu, duration 01:51. *** [12:05:36] Jason West: 30 mins of French for 30 mins of English [12:06:18] Jason West: English first use the language from the lesson [12:06:29] Jason West: same topic [12:07:20] *** Call ended ***

English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, Strasbourg - Episode 5b
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April 26, 2010 04:42 AM PDT
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More on the passive voice with Jane...

English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, Strasbourg - Episode 5c
Clean
April 26, 2010 04:44 AM PDT
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Final recording for this session....which has us discussing how to turn online language exchange into online learning exchange.

English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, Strasbourg - Episode 6a
Clean
April 29, 2010 03:26 AM PDT
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Jane's sixth lesson, she chose this and jumped to a level 4 lesson (Intermediate) whjich is one of those available under the free membership.

Level 4

Topic

Aim

Language

Focus

Skills

Lesson

14

What had happened?

To tell stories, using past tenses

Past perfect versus past simple

Speaking, reading and writing stories

 

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She handled it pretty well. At one point I realised she was using an electronic dictionary and had to ask her to stop but it was useful to address that as I then explained about how the brain can shut down and stop words coming when the level of anxiety the speaker feels gets too much (lathophobic aphasia as Stevick would call it). I sent here this link from the LOT website which explains it in mroe detail with research references. This really is what EOT does amazingly well. It helps learners to overcome their fear of speaking by building confidence naturally. Here's the text chat history from the session with the link to the page on our site at the bottom: [10:10:45] Jason West: Hey, ready when you are...sooner the better this morning! smiley [10:42:18] *** Call from Janeliu, duration 15:08. *** [10:48:10] Jason West: 14,000,000,000 to 1 [10:50:29] Janeliu: 500,000 [10:50:47] Janeliu: 1=0.8 [10:51:05] Janeliu: 1=8 [10:51:23] Janeliu: 40.0000 [10:51:35] Jason West: 62500 euro [10:51:37] Janeliu: 65.000 [10:56:16] Jason West: divided [10:57:26] *** Call ended *** [10:59:22] Jason West: One second, I had to re-boot... [10:59:29] Janeliu: ok [10:59:39] *** Call to Janeliu, duration 13:43. *** [11:03:38] Jason West: huge black cloud [11:05:47] Jason West: scream [11:05:51] Jason West: to scream [11:07:51] Jason West: anxiety [11:10:19] Jason West: http://www.languagesoutthere.com/articles/WhyisitsohardtospeakEnglishsometimes [11:13:23] *** Call ended *** [11:14:01] Janeliu: (wave) (dance) see u next monday [11:14:03] Janeliu: bis [11:14:14] Jason West: smiley

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