The key to SPEAKING is to LOWER your STRESS

Teaching Online Using WizIQ

The key to SPEAKING is to LOWER your STRESS; having FUN when you LEARN is when you LEARN the BEST!

Today I led our first Weekly English Workout on WizIQ and it was an absolute BLAST!

Class in a traditional classroom can be a wonderful thing; but nothing beats the excitement of reaching people all over the world, especially those who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to attend an intensive-and intensively FUN-English class.

Our language function of the week was asking for help. English Workout students (from fifteen different countries) enrolled and downloaded worksheets on Wednesday to prepare for the class. They had the choice to attend live (10-11a.m. EST) or watch the program later at a more convenient time. The Workout is done “TV program-Style”, so it makes no difference when they participate. On Sunday, I’ll upload an mp3 with speaking listening exercises (conversations, chants, and dictation practice).

If you’re a hard-working farmer or a sailor, you don’t need to join a gym to get in shape. Likewise, if you’re immersed in your second language 24-7, you don’t need repetitive, pattern-practice. Suffice it to say that most of us are neither farmers nor sailors. And a slim percentage of English learners experience immersion-like conditions. Classes should be a-buzz with communicative activities that build creative and critical thinking to address real-life tasks; but benefiting from those activities and moving ahead in English requires an accurate and fluent knowledge base. In other words, put the Coke and potato chips down, get up off the sofa, and join us at the Weekly Workouts!

This is what Dr. Nellie Deutsch, an experienced English teacher had to say:
I was very impressed with the first workout. She believes that music a perfect way to learn a language. The first live workout was awesome. It’s not too late to join. In fact, it’s the right time. You can view this and the next 7 sessions and the recordings for $15. That’s a bargain because you will get an MP3, work sheets to practice and so much more.

The point of the English workout is for you to keep viewing the recordings after the live sessions over and over again in your car, as you jog, and so on on your cell phone, mp3, iPad, android and so on. You do not need to be there for the live event. So, enroll in the 8 week workout program, today:

English Workout TV Show on WizIQ
Think TV aerobics program or celebrity cooking show!

Participants will follow Teacher/Master of Ceremonies/ESLebrity Fluency MC (Jason R. Levine) as he leads high-energy pattern practice with English vocabulary and grammar structures using ColloTunes, his popular approach to learning through songs and chants. The Collo Mantra: Fluency is all about the 3Rs. Relax, Repeat, Remember.

Participants will do oral substitution drills and “call and response” practice with key functional language to achieve daily communicative goals, such as making requests, describing people and objects, and expressing opinions.

Part comedic host and performer, part expert teacher trainer, Fluency MC keeps things light and loose, lowering affective filters, boosting self-confidence, and building English proficiency.

Join Fluency MC in January for a vigorous English workout!




















WizIQ, English

Jason R. Levine

Jason R Levine (Jase, for short) has fifteen years of experience in ELT as a teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer. He is the creator of ColloLearn, an approach to English language learning based on the songs he writes and performs as Fluency MC. Jase is Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer at WizIQ. He also teaches in the online MA TESOL program at the New School and writes songs and chants for several publishers, including Oxford University Press. He is chair-elect of the TESOL Interest Group Video and Digital Media and works as an English Specialist for the U.S. Department of State. Jase maintains the ColloLearn YouTube channel, where his videos receive an average of 100,000 views per month and the Fluency MC Facebook page page, which has 16,000 + members from over 50 countries. He is an active administrator of over a dozen Facebook groups for English language teachers and learners, including How to Improve Your English, All Things EFL, ESL, TESOL and Innovative Teachers of English.

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