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Color Vowel Yoga: A Level 2 Core Workshop

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Increase your phonological awareness and gain confidence in the use of this powerful brain-based instructional technique.

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Color Vowel® Yoga is a collection of simple movements that parallel the movement of the jaw, lips, and tongue when producing the vowel sounds of English. These movements serve as physical anchors for producing sounds that the learner may not yet be able to perceive.

In this practice-based workshop, participants increase their own phonological awareness as they gain confidence in leading Vowel Yoga and learn when to use Vowel Yoga as an instructional intervention.

This Level 2 workshop is open to Level 1 certified teachers or teachers currently enrolled in a Level 1 Color Vowel Basics course.

Workshop Schedule

  • Week 1 - The Yoga of non-moving vowels: Exploring the vowel continuum
  • Week 2 - The Tai Chi of moving vowels: Origin and destination
  • Week 3 - The Zen of Vocalic R, Dark L, and other curiosities
  • Week 4 - Synthesis, practice, and resolution

Workshop Dates

  • Saturday, September 4: 10-11:30 am ET
  • Saturday, September 11: 10-11:30 am ET
  • Saturday, September 18: 10-11:30 am ET
  • Saturday, September 25: 10-11:30 am ET

All sessions occur online through Zoom, are recorded, and are posted in a private YouTube playlist for those who have to miss part or all of a session. The workshop is designed for live interaction but can be taken asynchronously with permission from Color Vowel. Contact us at customersupport@colorvowel.com if you have questions.

Curriculum and Materials

As a participant in this course, you will need to refer to the Color Vowel Chart in its poster-size format, positioned so that you can model Vowel Yoga movements with the Chart appearing behind you. To order a Color Vowel Chart poster, please visit our shop at www.colorvowel.com/shop.

We refer to The Color Vowel Approach (book), The Color Vowel Chart (graphic), and Blue Canoe (our AI-powered, Color Vowel-infused app) in all of our courses and workshops.

Assignments

Following each weekly session, participants are assigned a small number of performance-based tasks designed to simulate video based teaching or tutoring. We provide a brief training in Canvas, our course management system, for those who are new to learning online.

Certificate

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Level 2 Workshop Certificate reflecting 6 hours of instruction. This course fulfills one of multiple requirements of Level 2 certification.

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English Language Training Solutions (ELTS) is the training provider for the Color Vowel® Approach and publisher of The Color Vowel® Chart.

We take the "Solutions" part of our name seriously. ELTS co-founders Karen Taylor and Shirley Thompson, have solved a problem that has underscored the teaching of English for literally centuries: namely, the gap that divides our spoken language from its written form.

The problem of learning English is multifaceted:

1. English is a stress-timed language, yet the complex phenomenon of stress is mostly hidden from conscious noticing. Without training, many teachers and students work fruitlessly on the surface features of pronunciation while missing or underestimating stress as the single most important feature of spoken English. ELTS delivers breakthrough phonological awareness training in every Color Vowel® workshop. 

2. English is not a phonetically-written language. Words like cough, tough, though and through look similar but all sound different, while words like through, new and true look different but rhyme nonetheless. The Color Vowel® Chart solves this problem by flipping the traditional phonics approach, starting instead with phonemic stress as the fundamental touchstone for learning English.

3. Conventional terminology used for teaching English is misleading: ‘long’ and ‘short’ vowels are vestigial terms that describe phonemic features of Middle English but which are mostly meaningless in the context of Modern English. The Color Vowel® Approach establishes an easily accessible yet linguistically accurate language for talking about the vowel sounds and behaviors of spoken English.

With our innovative tools and techniques, ELTS is changing the way people talk about English, enabling teachers and learners to fuel progress with language awareness found through the use of concrete, high-yield learning strategies. Welcome to the Color Vowel® Approach!

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