How to Speak Real English

Free! How To Speak Real English contains multiple tutorials designed to support users’ development of English. After launching the app, users have four choices. First, they can tap the “How To Study” button that provides them with three tutorial videos for using this app to learn English. Next, users can tap the “Level Test” button to determine their English speaking proficiency. With that information, users can tap the “Lessons” button, which will take them to a second screen. Here, they can select lessons based on their proficiency levels, and the lessons are grouped by level that includes: English First Step,…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7
B. Design - 8.3
C. Engagement - 7.1

7.5

Learning Conversational English in App Form

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How To Speak Real English contains multiple tutorials designed to support users’ development of English. After launching the app, users have four choices. First, they can tap the “How To Study” button that provides them with three tutorial videos for using this app to learn English. Next, users can tap the “Level Test” button to determine their English speaking proficiency. With that information, users can tap the “Lessons” button, which will take them to a second screen. Here, they can select lessons based on their proficiency levels, and the lessons are grouped by level that includes: English First Step, Making Friends, Beginner, and Intermediate. Each lesson contains a vocabulary, introduction, practice, test, and vocabulary test section. As users complete the lessons and learn new words, they can tap the “My Vocab” button and then tap the “All Words” option at the top of the screen, select the phrase that interests them, and type their definition of the phrase into the box provided. Once entered, users can review the phrase and their definition for it by tapping the “My Wordbook” option on the top of the screen.

Instructional Ideas

  1. At the beginning of a semester, teachers can have students take the “Level Test” to determine their English speaking proficiency level. The results from this test can be recorded. That way, as students progress through the school year, they can retest at intervals (e.g., once a month) to check for growth.
  2. Teachers can place students in pairs and have them view and respond to lessons together. After completing a lesson, students can go to the “My Vocabulary” section and select terms they know. The pairs of students can complete the terms by entering in their definitions and save them. After all the pairs of students in the class completed a lesson and applied their knowledge to the vocabulary section, teachers can call on pairs of students to share their vocabulary words and definitions.
  3. Once students complete all the lessons in this app, teachers can have them create a presentation about words and phrases they commonly use in their lives. In addition, teachers can require students to create a vocabulary quiz that aligns to their lesson.
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A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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