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Level 1: Color Vowel® Basics with Practicum • Washington DC

English Language Training Solutions

Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Level 1: Color Vowel® Basics with Practicum •...

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10 Registrations Mar 29, 2019 $395.00 $25.68

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Color Vowel® Basics Workshop with Online Practicum

Discover the Color Vowel® Chart and learn how to teach English pronunciation, vocabulary development, oral fluency, and speaking confidence using the Color Vowel® Approach.  Our Level 1 course is designed for ESL/EFL teachers, K-12 reading specialists, pronunciation coaches, and speech therapists who work with second language speakers of English.

Megan CalvertInstructor: Megan Calvert teaches English for Specific Purposes for the MI-BEST program at Montgomery College in Maryland. Megan, a State Department Specialist, has served as an English Language Fellow in Turkey, as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan, and as a Fulbright-sponsored teaching assistant in France.

In addition to pronunciation and oral language instruction, her interests include Task-Based Language Teaching, technology integration, refugee concerns, and social responsibility in language teaching. She holds an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages and Linguistics from University of Maryland and a master’s degree in TESOL from American University. Megan has been teaching and training teachers with the Color Vowel Approach since 2008.

Learn more about our team of Color Vowel trainers.

Course Content

This Level 1 workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching with the Color Vowel® Approach. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe in a general way how the human brain processes second language speech and why long-lasting pronunciation improvement requires the use multi-modal, brain-based instructional strategies;

  • Discover phonemic stress as the central organizing feature of comprehensible spoken English;

  • Use the Color Vowel Chart as a visual organizer for words and phrases, providing learners with a powerful tool for pronunciation, vocabulary development, oral fluency, and speaking confidence;

  • Demonstrate effective use of Color Vowel® instructional techniques: kinesthetic signaling, categorization, written mark-ups, and acoustic flooding.

  • Be prepared to complete a post-workshop online video practicum and earn their certificate as a Color Vowel® Trained Teacher.

Course Benefits

  • Receive the Color Vowel Teacher's Starter Kit.

  • Receive member access to downloadable resources in our Color Vowel Teachers’ Lounge.

  • Gain lifetime membership in our vibrant online community of Color Vowel® educators.

Certificates

  • Upon completion of the workshop, participants receive access to their online practicum course, whereby they complete video-based requirements for their Level 1: Color Vowel® Trained Teacher certificate. 

Learn more about us and the Color Vowel Chart on our website at English Language Training Solutions.

Have questions about Level 1: Color Vowel® Basics with Practicum • Washington DC? Contact English Language Training Solutions

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Washington Literacy Center
1816 12th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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English Language Training Solutions

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 pronunciaiton 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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