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EOT Case Study - Jane - March 2010 - Episode 1b
March 22, 2010 01:03 PM PDT
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
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.
[12/04/2010 12:47:57] Janeliu: hi Jason, nice to see you, how are you?
April 19, 2010 06:44 AM PDT
This was fun...future plans...
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I kept it short even though Jane had done five lessons and was prepared to talk about any of them it seemed ..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 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... [12:40:26] Jason West: do it now? [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... [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: see 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
April 20, 2010 04:24 AM PDT
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:
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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: [11:37:15] Jason West: Ok, call me! [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 [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
April 20, 2010 04:27 AM PDT
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
April 22, 2010 03:41 AM PDT
[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:
If you are a free member our our site you can download this lesson plan for free here:
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
April 22, 2010 03:45 AM PDT
Episode 4 continued...English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, Strasbourg - Episode 5a
April 26, 2010 04:40 AM PDT
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.
If you are a free member of our site you can download the lesson plan here for free:
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 [11:26:51] Janeliu: fine, a little tired [11:27:15] Janeliu: ok, so injoint yourself [11:27:33] Jason West: I need it! Like you I am a bit tired [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! [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
April 26, 2010 04:42 AM PDT
More on the passive voice with Jane...English Out There Online Case Study - Jane, Strasbourg - Episode 5c
April 26, 2010 04:44 AM PDT
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
April 29, 2010 03:26 AM PDT
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.
You can download the lesson plan here for free if you sign up to our free membership:
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! [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:
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