Welcome to American Voices for the web (experimental alpha version). Many teachers loved the concept for American Voices, but asked if we could create a web version for those who don’t have an iOS device. We’re just starting out with this new version, so let us know what you think!
Some thoughts for teachers today. Lewis Lansford had an interesting post recently in the Cambridge Conversations blog on the disadvantages of using authentic materials in the classroom. I think they’d be familiar to any teacher; certainly I’ve run into them in my classroom experience: • The cultural context may be unfamiliar for many students. • […]
I’ve been reading JJ Wilson’s How to Teach Listening and finding that much of what he writes mirrors my own experience teaching advanced students. It also touches on what we want to accomplish with American Voices. Wilson writes, “Although there is an abundance of authentic material on the Internet, most of it doesn’t come in […]
I make bread for our family about once a week, usually two or three loaves. That’s not much, but since I do it all by hand, I can adjust the ingredients as I like. Whole wheat or white flour? Honey or brown sugar – or just yeast, salt, flour, and water? No problem. If […]
American Voices brings you great authentic listening material with ancillaries, licensed and ready for teaching. A few suggestions for teachers on how to make the best use of these resources: Find a piece that matches your students’ needs & interests Send your student the URL of the Quizlet word list for the piece, so they can […]