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# [https://youtu.be/eSEgbhGokPA Karadi tale - Blue Jackal by Naseeruddin Shah]  
# [https://youtu.be/eSEgbhGokPA Karadi tale - Blue Jackal by Naseeruddin Shah]  
# [https://soundcloud.com/gurumurthy-kasinathan/sets/tabla-bhols-1 Audio resources created in the workshops by]  
# [https://soundcloud.com/gurumurthy-kasinathan/sets/tabla-bhols-1 Audio resources created in the workshops by]  
## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/sets/riesi-celt-created-resources July 2019 - CELT participants]
## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/sets/riesi-celt-created-resources From July 2019 - CELT participants]
## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/sets/celt-24-aug-2019 August 2019 - CELT participants]
## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/sets/celt-24-aug-2019 From August 2019 - CELT participants]
## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/sets/riesi-celt-sept-2019 From September 2019 - CELT participants]
## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/ Audio's  created by IT for Change]  - [https://soundcloud.com/gurumurthy-kasinathan/sets/tabla-bhols-1 Tabla Bhols]
## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/ Audio's  created by IT for Change]  - [https://soundcloud.com/gurumurthy-kasinathan/sets/tabla-bhols-1 Tabla Bhols]
## [https://soundcloud.com/ajithputhenmaya/the-baby-elephant Baby elephant - AjithKumar PS,] Teacher from Sree Narayana school, Perumbavoor
## [https://soundcloud.com/ajithputhenmaya/the-baby-elephant Baby elephant - AjithKumar PS,] Teacher from Sree Narayana school, Perumbavoor

Revision as of 15:37, 11 October 2019

One-day workshops on "Audio materials development" for participants of the CELT program (different batches) of RIESI - July 27, 2019, August 24, 2019, September 8, 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
10.00 - 10.30 Overview Presentation Understand objectives of the workshop

Review the agenda

Understanding second language acquisition (Krashen)

Review the workshop page

Read the resource on Krashen (See Resources section)

10.30 - 11.00 Listening to exemplar audio story Listening


Listen to an audio story (Karadi Tales - Blue Jackal)

Discuss the benefits of creating audio resource

Documenting discussions in a mindmap
11.00 -11.30 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
11.30-12.45 Creating audio resources for the lessons in the text Demo and 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)

1.00-2.00 LUNCH
2-3.30 Adding audio elements to your recording Demo and Hands-on 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
3.30-4.30 Use different audio effects for make audio more interest Demo and Hands-on 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. Change pitching and adding echo for the voice

4. Use different audacity tools like envelop, noise removal, silence.

5. Save Export your audio files in different formats.

4.30 - 5.00 Participants presentation Presentation Review participants created audio resources 1. Participants have to present their audio resources created in workshop.

2. Participants have to give feedback for fellow participants.


  1. Audacity handout (Free and Open sources audio editor tool)
  2. Karadi tale - Blue Jackal by Naseeruddin Shah
  3. Audio resources created in the workshops by
    1. From July 2019 - CELT participants
    2. From August 2019 - CELT participants
    3. From September 2019 - CELT participants
    4. Audio's created by IT for Change - Tabla Bhols
    5. Baby elephant - AjithKumar PS, Teacher from Sree Narayana school, Perumbavoor
  4. Online OER audio repositories
  5. Reading resources
    1. Teachers' toolkit for creating and re-purposing Audio
    2. Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition


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