CELT RIESI Language Workshop

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One-day workshops on "Audio materials development" for participants of the CELT program (different batches) of RIESI:

  1. July 27, 2019
  2. August 24, 2019

Objectives of the workshop

  1. Exploring new digital tools for language learning
  2. Exploring Audacity FOSS tool to create rich language resources for use in a language lesson
  3. Learning recording and editing audio using Audacity
  4. Making your audio resource richer by using multiple audio files (background music)
  5. Introduce the philosophy of creating and adapting existing audio resources
  6. Publishing created audio resource on a public repository for use of all teachers


Time Session Structure Objectives/ Outcomes Activities
10.30 -11.0 Record audio using different devices Demo Using different applications for audio recording

Understanding the technical specifications for audio – headphones, microphone, etc

Check list of recording a good quality audio

Audacity interface Go through the audio recording process – record pause, play, stop and save as project file, export Mobile apps are like sound recorder, audio recorder, recorder

Record and save audio files.

11-11.15 Tea break
11.15-12.45 Creating audio resources for the lessons in the text Hands-on 1. Understanding the power of audio in a classroom

2. Appreciating the incremental benefit that the digital audio resource brings to a classroom – possibilities of introducing contextual sounds
3. Understanding elements of good script writing

1. Participants have to select (on selected story line and poem etc)

2. Use lab computers or their personal laptop or mobile phones to record.
3.If it is story - participants can make groups of 2 people to record
4. For Poem - try to record same poem with different voice modulation
5. Save your audio files.
6. Import all recorded audio files into systems.

12.45-1.00 Hands-on Import audio into systems (who are recorded in mobile)

And import to audcaity (all) - 30 min

1.00-2.00 LUNCH
2-4.00 Adding audio elements to your recording l 1. Effectiveness of adding audio effects

2. Understanding when to use audio effects and how
3. Using an audio editing tool to add sound elements

1. Use edit tools to refine your audio by removing unwanted part

2. To understand what is track and its uses
3. Use multiple tracks to add background music for the audio
4. Participants identify the sound effects they would like to add
5. File export as audio files and save as project

3-3.15 Tea break
4.0-5.00 Use different audio effects for make audio more interest Using an audio editing tool to enhance an audio resource

Understanding of using different audio effects to make more effective of the story

1. Use amplify to adjust the output volume of your audio files

2. Fade in/out to adjust the audio -voice modulation
3. Save Export your audio files in different formats.


  1. Explore Audacity (Free and Open sources audio editor tool)
  2. Teachers' toolkit for creating and re-purposing OER using FOSS/Audio and Video OER
  3. Karadi tale - Blue Jackal by Naseeruddin Shah
  4. Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition
  5. Audio resources created in the workshops by CELT participants
  6. and by IT for Change team
  7. Online OER audio repositories


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