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Eurocall Conference Coleraine, 5-8 September 2007 ICT as a tool to support learner autonomy more opportunities for oral skills training outside classroom hours Alessandra Corda, Annemiek Wegman Faculty of Arts Leiden University Contents of this presentation General background

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Eurocall Conference

Coleraine, 5-8 September 2007

ICT as a tool to support learner autonomy

more opportunities for oral skills training outside classroom hours

Alessandra Corda, Annemiek Wegman

Faculty of Arts

Leiden University

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Contents of this presentation
  • General background
  • The INTUIT project
  • Pilots at Leiden University
  • The European Language Portfolio
  • Technical issues
  • Evaluation
  • Conclusions
  • Further experiments
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Generalbackground
  • English: language of instruction in almost all MA courses in the Netherlands
  • Great demand for academic English courses (both students and staff)
    • need for differentiation (foreign students)
    • focus on speaking and writing
  • Required level for MA: C1
  • Average reading skills level at the end of secondary school: B2
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Average reading skills level

Distribution of scores and cut-off scores vwo examination 2004 (upper secondary school, pre-university) in English

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Average listening skills level

Distribution of scores and cut-off scores vwo examination 2005 (upper secondary school, pre-university) in English

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Dialang test results

Leiden University Language Centre

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The INTUIT project (I)
  • 1-1-2006 – 01-04-2008
  • 6 university language centres
  • Development of an ICT enriched learning environment to support English for academic purposes
  • No distance learning
  • 2006: 12 pilot projects, 2007-2008: large scale implementation
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The INTUIT project (II)
  • Pedagogical aims: implementation Common European Framework and autonomous language learning
  • Pilots:
    • Diagnostic testing (Dialang and Set 10)
    • Language practice (Ellips and Academic Word List)
    • Guidance (web based version of the European Language Portfolio, ELP: www.europeestaalportfolio.nl)
  • Blackboard courses
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English courses at the

University Language Centre

  • Short-term courses (13 weeks, 3 hours per week)
  • Target group: both Dutch and foreign students
  • Dialang test as placement test, ELP
  • Focus on productive skills (speaking and writing)
  • Two pilots, March-June 2006 and September-December 2006
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Pilots’ description
  • Aims:
    • Make students more aware of their English speaking skills level
    • Provide them with knowledge and instruments to autonomously improve their English speaking skills
  • Structure:
    • Students assess their oral competence skills (ELP)
    • Students record and upload monologues
    • Teacher provides written feedback
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Self assessment through the ELP
  • Dutch online version of the European Language Portfolio (validated in 2007)
  • Demonstration (English version)
    • Student language portfolio
    • Teacher language portfolio
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How did students record the monologues?
  • Sanako digital recorder in the language lab
  • Odeo (freeware, web based), Audacity (downloadable)
  • Mp3 players with recording function
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Pilots with students and with staff:

technical issues

  • Problems in uploading audio files in the ELP, the programme was less user friendly than expected
  • Different approach to technology; generation gap
  • Reluctancy
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Results of the students’ evaluation (I)
  • 14 respondents
  • Students are positive about the monologues and the feedback.
  • Greater awareness of their strong/weak points, better knowledge about how to improve their English
  • Students who did not use Dialang are negative about self-assessment through the ELP
  • Students who used Dialang are more positive about the self-assessment through the ELP
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Results of the students’ evaluation (II)
  • Students found the ELP not so user friendly
  • Students prefer online coaching in combination with regular lessons
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Conclusions
  • Most innovative aspect
    • speaking skills training is no longer restricted to classroom hours
  • Positive points
    • Speaking skills training is longer and more intensive
    • Students repeat until they are satisfied and send their best recording
    • No relevant increase of teacher’s work
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What next?
  • New pilot with Blackboard, Dialang, SET 10 (oral skills telephone test) and ELP
  • ELP only for self assessment, not for file exchanging and feedback (through Blackboard)
  • A look into the new course
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Questions?

Alessandra Corda a.corda@let.leidenuniv.nl

Annemiek Wegman a.wegman@let.leidenuniv.nl

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Text of presentation

http://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/pdf/icto/eurocall2007_oralskillstraining.ppt

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References
  • Noijons, J. & Kuijper, H. (2006), Mapping the Dutch Foreign Language State Examinations onto the Common European Framework of Reference, CITO report http://toetswijzer.kennisnet.nl/html/cef/cito2006cefr.pdf