Whether incorporating podcasts with learner as the consumer or the creator, using podcasts in the language classroom provides opportunities to use engage with not just the language itself, but the linguistics, history, culture, etc. of the target language, resulting in an increase in knowledge of and interest in the languages they are learning. In this workshop, you will be given a brief overview of the history of podcasting, including recent listening trends, followed by a list of recommended technological tools and free or low-cost resources needed for creating a podcast. Finally, we will discuss the common podcast format types and the pedagogical implications for incorporating podcasts based on the different format types, as well as review lesson ideas and classroom assignment examples based on learner as either creator or consumer of podcast content.
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About the presenter
Amber holds a BA in English from Old Dominion University, dual MAs in TESOL & Applied Linguistics and Computational Linguistics from Indiana University, as well as a graduate certificate in Instructional Systems Technology from IU’s School of Education. As CeLCAR’s Language Instruction Specialist, she works with the language specialists to design and develop language learning curriculums and materials, collaborates with faculty on pedagogical research, designs and leads professional development workshops, and coordinates the bi-annual Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL). Additionally, she is the host of the “On the Silkroad with CeLCAR” podcast and the author of "Designing Effective Language Learning Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages" currently in publication through Georgetown University press.