News

News online

Sound files

Assessing students' oral production

Choose your source

BBC http://bbc.co.uk

Al Jazeera http://english.aljazeera.net/English

Ananova http://www.ananova.com/

Various http://www.newspapers.com/

http://www.norwenglish.com/news/html/newspapers.htm


Le Monde http://lemonde.fr actualites

Liberation http://www.liberation.com
Le Figaro http://lefigaro.fr

RFI http://www.rfi.fr/ langue francaise

L'Equipe http://www.lequipe.fr/

Elle http://www.elle.fr/elle/

Paris Match http://www.parismatch.com/parismatch

Three steps away from using sound files in your class.

  1. To produce the files: Use a programme on your computer or download Audacity. You can also use an mp3 player or a mobile telephone if you can transfer the files to a computer. Moreover, you can make a video-clip on your computer if you have got a web camera and a microphone.
  2. To upload and store the files: Use some kind of platform (ITL, Class Fronter, Moodle). Make the students upload the files themselves. You can also use a blog or create a Youtube account to upload your files on the net.
  3. Then you can assess your students' oral performance.

This is exciting and the quality of your assessment will improve!

One example: Garage Band and students

 

 

BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/lj/restaurant/index.shtml

The secretary ( dictation) http://phonetique.free.fr/phonsemi/secretair1.htm

Muntlig arbeidsplan Et undervisningsopplegg: Muntlig

Talking frame Et eksempel på hvordan bilder kan være et utgangspunkt for muntlig samhandling/oral communication

Talking strategies Et notat som går på strategier og retorikk (uferdig)

Oral Assessment Council of Europe