This webinar is hosted in English
Weekly Workouts: Building English Speaking Skills with Fluency MC and Jason R. Levine
A demo and discussion of an approach developed by Jason R. Levine to promote second language acquisition through rhythm and rhyme.
Here's more about Jason R. Levine:
After earning an MA in TESOL from Hunter College in 1999, Jason R. Levine (Jase, for short) taught at several schools before becoming the director of curriculum development for Embassy CES.
In 2002, he co-founded a TOEFL preparation school for international students in Manhattan. He is currently the academic director of CAMPUS Education, a privately-owned English language institute with centers in the U.S. and overseas.
For the past several years, Jase has been developing an approach to ELT based on songs that he writes and performs as Fluency MC. These songs, called ColloTunes, and the supplementary materials he creates for them, promote the acquisition of collocations and help build critical thinking skills. ColloTunes focus on areas of grammar and vocabulary learning that teachers typically find difficult or boring to teach. He posts original videos of his songs on YouTube and promotes them on Facebook, where he is an active administrator of a number of ELT/ELL groups and pages.
In 2011, Jase wrote the chants for the upcoming edition of the Oxford English Picture Dictionary for Kids. He is currently writing songs for a new OUP series for adults and a series for children in Turkey. He is chair-elect of the TESOL interest group Video and Digital Media and works as an English Specialist for the U.S. Department of State.