Join Eduling Everyday English
Updated: Apr 7
Eduling invites students, teachers, and anyone interested to join an exciting new project called Eduling Everyday English. English learners and speakers can join to practice speaking every week with students from different countries. Teachers can collaborate with Eduling to provide speaking opportunities to their students. Competent English speakers may volunteer to be interviewed and featured in videos. Please email Dr. Linh Phung at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to collaborate.
Here's a flyer for those of you who would like to share it to your students.
Dr. Linh Phung's profile can be found here: www.linhtphung.org.
Here's the detailed description of the project.
1. Dr. Linh Phung from Eduling records and shares a video of an interview with a teacher or a competent English speaker for 5 minutes on a topic, such as birthdays, home, and family and friends. The video is edited to draw viewers' attention to some language used, and there's also a review of interesting language at the end of the video: words, sentence structures, and pronunciation. Here is an example: https://youtu.be/nxQroR1tP7I
2. Eduling shares a list of questions for participants to use for a discussion with one to three other students. Students are advised to prepare for these in advance. This list is shared in Discord, a platform used to allow participants to talk in small groups.
3. Participants join Discord every Monday at 10am US EDT or 9pm Vietnam time to discuss these questions in groups. Currently there are participants in Vietnam, Japan, Chile, and sometimes the U.S. Instructions on how to used Discord are posted in the Facebook group called Eduling Everyday English.
4. Participants or parents can join this Facebook group for support and instructions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eduling
A video and a list of questions are shared every Thursday or Friday, and Dr. Phung or a teaching assistant facilitates a session on Discord the following Monday for free. This project will run until at least the end of May. Then it will be assessed and continued depending on participants' interest.
If you're not familiar with Discord, here's a picture to illustrate how it works.