Videos for Viewing

Session 1 & Session 7 - Pronunciation of English Vowel Sounds - English Accents

This video presents three speech samples: American English, British English, and New Zealand English. Listen and compare how three native speakers of three different dialects pronounce the same set of words.

Idioms Illustrated

Idioms Illustrated from Tricia Fuglestad on Vimeo.

Hand gestures from around the world:

Session 5 - Language acquisition of babies

Session 5: Child Language Acquisition - A Brief Overview

Session 5- The Birth of a Word

Session 5 - Infant and language acquisition

Here is a video of an infant "talking" to her daddy on the phone. At 1:25 she clearly says the word "bye bye" and towards the end pronounces dada and dadee.

Session 6 - What do teachers make

Beyond Discipline by Alfie Kohn

Here are his most salient points:


Take time to teach skills (HOW to behave, teach I statements, etc.)

Diagnose (analyze why a student is acting out…rather than blaming)

Question our own practice daily (look at the process & curriculum…if kids are off task, first ask what is wrong with the task…is it too hard, too easy, is the process a roadblock, etc.)

Maximize student involvement (talk less, ask more)

Make doesn’t cost anything to say you are sorry to a student

Check back later ~ always

The big F word in the classroom: Flexibility

Minimize the punitive impact

Session 6 - Stephen Krashen- Language Acquisition

Part I

Part II

Session 7 _8_ Phonology

Session 7_8 Phonology~Voiced and Voiceless sound

Session 7_8 Phonology~S and Z consonants: American English Pronunciation

The S and Z consonant sounds. These two sounds are paired together because they take the same mouth position. Ss is unvoiced, meaning only air passes through the mouth, and zz is voiced, meaning you make a sound with the vocal cords. Watch the video to learn more...

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Session 10 - World Englishes

Session 10 - Language, Brain and Disability

Genie was a little girl who spent nearly all of her first 13 years locked in a bedroom and strapped to a potty chair. Psychologists, linguists, and scientists were fascinated with her case because of its perceived ability to give numerous insights into the development of language and linguistic critical periods. There were great efforts made to teach her to speak since after years and years of neglect, she had received little or no linguistic stimulation.

Session 10 - Taare Zameen Par

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a troublemaker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Session 10- Foreign Accent Syndrome

Foreign language syndrome occurs after a serious accident or injury to the brain which renders victims unconscious. When the patients come around they find themselves talking in completely different languages that they weren't able to speak prior to the incident. See more by clicking here

Session3 and 12: Human Language Sentences - Basic Parse Trees, X-Bar Theory & Ambiguity

Session 11– Language and Communication:

The Pirahá language uses hum as part of their language! Just like the Xhosa language uses clicking sounds, Pirahá languages could hum to communicate!

Session 11– Language and Communication

Text and Tweets~ Myths and Realities

Session 11– Language and Communication

Watch this poetry slam called Touchscreen about how we are becoming SO incredibly disconnected from one another because of technology. It is only 3 minutes and ABSOLUTELY incredible!!!!

David Crystal in this article examines the use of text messaging and its effect on language and literacy.

Peer Review in the Classroom, A Guide For Students

A Peer Response Demonstration

Session - 12
APA Format in Word 2010

APA Format in Word for Mac

10 Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers & Student Researchers