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Rhythm & Chants: A Level 2 Core Workshop

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Learn how to preview, lead, and close chants with learners using existing chants and modified chants.

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Course Overview

In this intensive course for certified Level 1 Color Vowel Trained teachers, participants will learn to lead and create rhythmic chants.

Course Objectives

Through participation across four live sessions, workshop participants will learn how chants support brain-based language learning; practice pre-teaching, leading and closing a chant with clear gestures; master three Color Vowel chants and their variations; and learn when and where chants are most effective in a lesson.

Course Schedule

This course meets online from 8-9:30 pm ET (New York time) on Wednesdays with the following weekly themes:

  • Week 1: Work with words! (November 6)
  • Week 2: Fun with phrases! (November 13)
  • Week 3: Synthesize with sentences! (November 20)
  • NO CLASS on November 27th (U.S. Thanksgiving)
  • Week 4: Chants Showcase (December 4)

All sessions occur live/online through Zoom, are recorded, and are posted in a private YouTube playlist for the purpose of review and practice.

Curriculum and Materials

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. Participants should have access to a Color Vowel Chart poster and a set of Color Vowel Image Cards. (Visit our Shop to order materials.)

Assignments

Following each weekly session, participants are assigned one or more performance-based tasks that participants complete in Canvas.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of all course tasks, participants 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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