"Sound advice" for English language teachers*
TESOL Arabia 2004
Dubai

Claire Bradin Siskin 
University of Pittsburgh
USA

 

cbsiskin@pitt.edu

Audio Recording Options:

Software

Availability

Platform

File formats

Comments

SoundRecorder

Comes with Windows

PC only

wav

Easy to use; wav files are very large

PureVoice

Free download:

http://www.cdmatech.com/solutions/products/purevoice.jsp

PC & Mac

Purevoice, wav on PC

Purevoice, aiff on Mac

Creates very small files; can insert or overwrite in a file

Audacity

Free download:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net

Audacity Wiki Home Page:

http://audacityteam.org/wiki/

PC & Mac

wav, aiff, mp3

Allows editing;
the most complicated;

version 1.2.0 available in several languages

Praat

Free download:

http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/


PC & Mac

aiff, wav, many others

for speech analysis and synthesis

 

Resources:

Alado Webcasts: http://www.alado.net/

Webheads audio chat: http://www.alado.net/webheads

Bradin Siskin, C. Word Processing-based Activities for a Language Class. http://www.edvista.com/claire/wp.html

Chapelle C. (1998). "Multimedia CALL: lessons to be learned from research on instructed SLA", Language Learning & Technology 2, 1: 22-34. http://llt.msu.edu/vol1num1/chapelle/default.html

Higgins, J. (1994). Talking Documents TESL-EJ. http://www-writing.berkeley.edu/TESL-EJ/ej02/int.html

Hoven, D. (1997). Instructional design for multimedia: Towards a learner centered CELL (computer enhanced language learning) model. In Murphy-Judy, K. (Ed.), NEXUS: The convergence of language teaching and research using technology. Durham, NC: CALICO.

Introduction to multimedia CALL (Module 2.2 of ICT4LT): http://www.ict4lt.org/en/index.htm (Click on "Contents" and choose Module 2.2.)

Learning Times: http://home.learningtimes.net

PalTalk: http://www.paltalk.com

Primer for PC audio: http://www.highcriteria.com/ (Click on "Primer for PC Audio.)

Resources for Constructivism. http://www.polyglot.pitt.edu/workshops/techworkshops01/constructivism.html

Wimba: http://www.wimba.com


Presentation for the TESOL Arabia 2004 Conference, held in Dubai

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