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== Objectives of the workshop ==
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One-day workshops on "Audio materials development" for participants of the CELT program (different batches) of [http://riesielt.org RIESI] - July 27, 2019, August 24, 2019, September 8, 2019, January 25, 2020, March 1, 2020.
# Explore Audacity FOSS tool to create effective language resources
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=== Objectives of the workshop ===
# Record and edit audio in Audacity to see how audio can be used in a language lesson.
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# Exploring new digital methods for language learning. Exploring Audacity FOSS ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open-source_software Free and Open Source Software]) tool to create rich language resources for use in a language lesson
# To explore new digital tools and applications for language learning
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# Learning recording and editing audio using Audacity.  Making your audio resource richer by using multiple audio files (background music)
# Make your audio resource more effective by using multiple audio files (background music)
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# Introduce the philosophy of creating and adapting existing audio resources ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_educational_resources Open Educational Resources] created with FOSS)
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# Publishing created audio resource on a [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/sets/riesi-celt-audio-workshop-jan public repository] for use of all teachers
  
== Agenda ==
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=== Agenda ===
 
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|'''Time'''
 
|'''Time'''
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|'''Activities'''
 
|'''Activities'''
 
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|10.30 -11.0
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|10.00 - 10.30
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|Overview
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|Presentation
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|Understand objectives of the workshop
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Review the agenda
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Understanding second language acquisition (Krashen)
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|Review the workshop page
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Read the [https://www.sk.com.br/sk-krash.html resource on Krashen] (See Resources section)
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|10.30 - 11.00
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|Listening to exemplar audio story
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|Listening
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Discussing
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|Listen to an audio story (Karadi Tales- [https://youtu.be/eSEgbhGokPA Blue Jackal])
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Discuss the benefits of creating audio resource
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|Documenting discussions in a mindmap
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|11.00 -11.30
 
|Record audio using different devices
 
|Record audio using different devices
 
|Demo
 
|Demo
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Understanding  the technical specifications for audio – headphones, microphone, etc
 
Understanding  the technical specifications for audio – headphones, microphone, etc
 
|Check list of recording a good quality audio  
 
|Check list of recording a good quality audio  
Audacity interface
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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
Go through the audio recording process – record pause, play, stop and save as project file, export
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Mobile apps are like sound recorder, audio recorder, recorder
 
 
Record and save audio files.
 
Record and save audio files.
 
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|11.15-12.45
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|11.30-12.45
 
|Creating audio resources for the lessons in the text
 
|Creating audio resources for the lessons in the text
|Hands-on
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|Demo and Hands-on
 
|1.  Understanding the power of audio in a classroom<br>
 
|1.  Understanding the power of audio in a classroom<br>
 
2. Appreciating the incremental benefit that the digital audio resource brings to a classroom – possibilities of introducing contextual sounds<br>
 
2. Appreciating the incremental benefit that the digital audio resource brings to a classroom – possibilities of introducing contextual sounds<br>
 
3.  Understanding elements of good script writing
 
3.  Understanding elements of good script writing
 
|1. Participants have to select (on selected story line and poem etc)<br>
 
|1. Participants have to select (on selected story line and poem etc)<br>
2. Use lab computers or their personal laptop or mobile phones to record.<br>
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2. Use lab computers or their personal laptop or mobile phones to record.<br>3.If it is story - participants can make groups of 2 people to record<br>4. For Poem - try to record same poem with different voice modulation<br>5. Save your audio files.<br>6. Import all recorded audio files into systems.<br>
3.If it is story - participants can make groups of 2 people to record<br>
 
4. For Poem - try to record same poem with different voice modulation<br>
 
5. Save your audio files.<br>
 
6. Import all recorded audio files into systems.<br>
 
 
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|12.45-1.00
 
|12.45-1.00
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|Import audio into systems (who are recorded in mobile)
 
|Import audio into systems (who are recorded in mobile)
 
And import to audcaity (all)
 
And import to audcaity (all)
- 30 min
 
 
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|'''1.00-2.00'''
 
|'''1.00-2.00'''
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|2-4.00
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|2-3.30
 
|Adding audio elements  to your recording
 
|Adding audio elements  to your recording
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|Demo and Hands-on
 
|1.  Effectiveness of adding audio effects<br>
 
|1.  Effectiveness of adding audio effects<br>
 
2.  Understanding when to use audio effects and how<br>
 
2.  Understanding when to use audio effects and how<br>
 
3. Using an audio editing tool to add sound elements<br>
 
3. Using an audio editing tool to add sound elements<br>
|1. Use edit tools to refine your audio by removing unwanted part<br>
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|1. Use edit tools to refine your audio by removing unwanted part
2. To understand what is track and its uses<br>
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2. To understand what is track and its uses<br>3. Use multiple tracks to add background music for the audio<br>4. Participants identify the sound effects they would like to add<br>5. File export as audio files and save as project
3. Use multiple tracks to add background music for the audio<br>
 
4. Participants identify the sound effects they would like to add<br>
 
5. File export as audio files and save as project
 
 
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|'''3-3.15'''
 
|'''3-3.15'''
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|4.0-5.00
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|3.30-4.30
 
|Use different audio effects for make audio more interest
 
|Use different audio effects for make audio more interest
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|Demo and Hands-on
 
|Using an audio editing tool to enhance an audio resource
 
|Using an audio editing tool to enhance an audio resource
 
Understanding of using different audio effects to make more effective of the story
 
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<br>
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|1. Use amplify to adjust the output volume of your audio files
2. Fade in/out to adjust the audio -voice modulation<br>
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2. Fade in/out to adjust the audio -voice modulation<br>3. Change pitching and adding echo for the voice
3. Save Export your audio files in different formats.<br>
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4. Use different audacity tools like envelop, noise removal, silence.
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5. Save Export your audio files in different formats.<br>
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|4.30 - 5.00
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|Participants presentation
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|Presentation
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|Review participants created audio resources
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|1. Participants have to present their audio resources created in workshop.
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2. Participants have to give feedback for fellow participants.
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3.  Workshop [https://tinyurl.com/pf270719 feedback] from the participants
 
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== Resources ==
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=== Some principles for recording audio resource ===
# [https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Learn_Audacity Explore audacity (Free and Open sources audio editor tool)]
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# [https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Teachers%27_toolkit_for_creating_and_re-purposing_OER_using_FOSS/Audio_and_Video_OER Teachers' toolkit for creating and re-purposing OER using FOSS/Audio and Video OER]
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==== Pedagogical principles (Principles for recording conversations amongst two or more people) ====
# [https://soundcloud.com/gurumurthy-kasinathan/sets/tabla-bhols-1 Audio resources created from IT for Change]
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# Relevant to the student school community home context.
# [https://www.sk.com.br/sk-krash.html Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition]  
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# Meaningful. Richness, variety.
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# Allowing scope for background music, sounds.
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# Appropriate level of language complexity. 
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==== Technology rules (Rules for getting a good quality recording using your mobile phone or laptop) ====
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# Script need to be ready before recording and detailed
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# Find out a less noisy and closed place to record
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# Turn off fans and air conditioners, use curtains or thick cloth to cover windows
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# Don't use computer which makes noise
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# Keep your Mic at-least 15cm away from your mouth
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# Use good head phones –
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## Audio jacks are working fine
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## Mic input is working
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## Headphones should support audacity or any other audio tools
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## Input level should be less than 100%
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# Do test recording to check quality. Satisfy yourself before final recording
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[https://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/images/f/fb/Checklist_for_recording_good_audio_in_a_computer.pdf Download this checklist from here]
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=== Resources ===
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# [[Non-fiction ideas audio stories|Some ideas (non-fiction)]] for developing audio resources. (Stories are powerful and effective. They are also available in plenty - identify local stories, folk stories etc). In addition non-fiction audio resources can be quite thought provoking and creativity enhancing for older students.
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# Audio resources created in the RIESI workshops
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## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/sets/riesi-celt-audio-workshop-jan January 2020 CELT participants]
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## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/sets/riesi-celt-sept-2019 September 2019 - CELT participants]
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## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/sets/celt-24-aug-2019 August 2019 - CELT participants]
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## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/sets/riesi-celt-created-resources July 2019 - CELT participants]
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## [https://soundcloud.com/it-for-change/ Audio's  created by IT for Change] - [https://soundcloud.com/gurumurthy-kasinathan/sets/tabla-bhols-1 Tabla Bhols] and Flute resources
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## [https://swarasforschools.com/sfs-video-archive Swaras for schools] - combining English rhymes with Indian tunes
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# [https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Learn_Audacity '''Audacity''' handout (Free and Open sources audio editor tool)] - to create audio resources
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# [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPCWV2LAifpieVp4akjZ_A Karadi tales] - Very rich and brilliant audio stories based on Indian stories and using Indian tunes... must  listen to [https://youtube.com/user/karadionline/videos all]
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## [https://youtu.be/eSEgbhGokPA Karadi tale - Blue Jackal by Naseeruddin Shah]
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## [https://youtube.com/watch?v=LPMq2GOmBj8 Crickematics] with Rahul Dravid
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## [https://youtube.com/watch?v=3sPJgJXMjWw Monkey on a Fast] with Sanjay Dutt
 
# '''Online OER audio repositories'''
 
# '''Online OER audio repositories'''
 
#* http://soundbible.com&#x20;URL
 
#* http://soundbible.com&#x20;URL
 
#* https://freesound.org/&#x20;URL
 
#* https://freesound.org/&#x20;URL
#* https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Audio_files&#x20;URL
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#* &#x20;[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Audio_files https://Wikimedia] [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Audio_files commons]
 
#* https://soundcloud.com/
 
#* https://soundcloud.com/
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# '''Reading resources'''
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## [https://teacher-network.in/OER/index.php/Teachers%27_toolkit_for_creating_and_re-purposing_OER_using_FOSS/Audio_and_Video_OER Teachers' toolkit for creating and re-purposing Audio]
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## [https://www.sk.com.br/sk-krash.html Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition]
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=== Feedback ===
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Please fill the [https://tinyurl.com/pf270719 feedback form]
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[[Category:Workshop]]
 
[[Category:Workshop]]
 
[[Category:English]]
 
[[Category:English]]
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[[Category:RIESI]]

Latest revision as of 07:20, 3 March 2020

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, January 25, 2020, March 1, 2020.

Objectives of the workshop

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

Agenda

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

Discussing

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.

3. Workshop feedback from the participants

Some principles for recording audio resource

Pedagogical principles (Principles for recording conversations amongst two or more people)

  1. Relevant to the student school community home context.
  2. Meaningful. Richness, variety.
  3. Allowing scope for background music, sounds.
  4. Appropriate level of language complexity.

Technology rules (Rules for getting a good quality recording using your mobile phone or laptop)

  1. Script need to be ready before recording and detailed
  2. Find out a less noisy and closed place to record
  3. Turn off fans and air conditioners, use curtains or thick cloth to cover windows
  4. Don't use computer which makes noise
  5. Keep your Mic at-least 15cm away from your mouth
  6. Use good head phones –
    1. Audio jacks are working fine
    2. Mic input is working
    3. Headphones should support audacity or any other audio tools
    4. Input level should be less than 100%
  7. Do test recording to check quality. Satisfy yourself before final recording

Download this checklist from here

Resources

  1. Some ideas (non-fiction) for developing audio resources. (Stories are powerful and effective. They are also available in plenty - identify local stories, folk stories etc). In addition non-fiction audio resources can be quite thought provoking and creativity enhancing for older students.
  2. Audio resources created in the RIESI workshops
    1. January 2020 CELT participants
    2. September 2019 - CELT participants
    3. August 2019 - CELT participants
    4. July 2019 - CELT participants
    5. Audio's created by IT for Change - Tabla Bhols and Flute resources
    6. Swaras for schools - combining English rhymes with Indian tunes
  3. Audacity handout (Free and Open sources audio editor tool) - to create audio resources
  4. Karadi tales - Very rich and brilliant audio stories based on Indian stories and using Indian tunes... must listen to all
    1. Karadi tale - Blue Jackal by Naseeruddin Shah
    2. Crickematics with Rahul Dravid
    3. Monkey on a Fast with Sanjay Dutt
  5. Online OER audio repositories
  6. Reading resources
    1. Teachers' toolkit for creating and re-purposing Audio
    2. Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition

Feedback

Please fill the feedback form