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Enhancement Program based
on Content-based
Instruction (CBI)
Methodology

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There are Two Inter-linked Sections in this Software Program

1. Smart Communication through 2. Spoken English Simulator


Wit & Wisdom Worlds First and Only Spoken English Simulator with
Worlds First and Only Complete English Enhancement Body-language recording feature.
Program based on Content-based Instruction (CBI)
The ability to speak on the spot is the most crucial skill of the
21st century, and performing under pressure is a moment of truth.
If you are above 16 years, there are only TWO WAYS in which
In a professional setting, everybody is talented. However, ability
you can develop English proficiency.
to perform under pressure is the real talent.
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Whenever there is something at stake, you reveal yourself by how
2. Through a topic, that is the core of your profession or you speak, think and act. Some people crumble under pressure.
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Wit & Wisdom producing result in a timely manner. Oral language is the foundation of all language development and
Mugging-up of grammar rules, and learning vocabulary lists therefore the foundation of all learning. It is the basis for the other
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by-heart is not going to build English proficiency. Grammar language strands like Listening, Reading & Writing.
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rules and vocabulary should become your second nature.
Spoken English Simulator provides infinite number of
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Content-based Instruction (or, Theme-based Learning). abilities to listen to and respond meaningfully on the spot.
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Key Features
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Management Ideas. 300 realistic conversational situations, in neutral English video
134 study units. 514 lessons. Over 24,000 example sentences and in 7 various accents including German, French, Welch,
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Success Ideas. Over 8000 audio sessions in US & UK Accents. Self, peer and mentor analysis module for the analysis of the
conversation. Cross linking the mistakes with the lessons.
Over 500 interactive tests. Over 4000 practice yourself sessions
SpeakEnglishGym.com with video recording option. And More
And More
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Contents

Section 1: Smart Communication through Wit & Wisdom

What is Content-based Instruction? (Page: 4)


The Benefits of Content-based Instruction. (Page: 5)

Contents: Index Pages. (Page: 6 to 20)

Section 2: Spoken English Simulator

Experts Advice about Speaking as a Learning Tool. (Page: 21)


Details of Spoken English Simulator (Page: 22)
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Worlds First and Only Complete English Enhancement Program based on Content-based Instruction (CBI)

What is Content-Based Instruction or


Theme-based Learning?
Content-based Instruction is a powerful innovation in language With CBI, student achieves more. This in turn leads to a
teaching across a wide range of instructional contexts. (Brinton, perception of success, of gaining positive attributes which will
Snow, and Wesche .1989). In its best form, the language continue a circular learning pattern of success and interest.
lessons are blended with stimulating content.
The Evolution and Scope
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It first appeared on the general language teaching scene in the
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easily perceived in the wide range of contexts, educational
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The integration of language and content teaching is perceived
by the European Commission as an excellent way of making
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progress in a It first appeared on the foreign language, this
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institution having contributed to developing the network
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language and content integrated learning.
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Keeping students motivated and interested are two important
Romance.
factors underlying content-based instruction. Motivation and
When learners are motivated and interested in
interest are crucial in supporting student success with
Smart Communication through the material they are learning, they make greater
challenging, informative activities that support success and
Management Ideas. connections between topics, elaborations with
which help the student learn complex skills (Grabe & Stoller,
learning material and can recall information
1997).
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When students are motivated and interested in the material they language.
Smart English through Career are learning, they make greater connections between topics,
Success Ideas. elaborations with learning material and can recall information - Dr. Patricia Alexander, University of Maryland
better (Alexander, Kulikowich, & Jetton, 1994: Krapp, Hidi, &
Renninger, 1992).
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Smart Communication through Wit & Wisdom
Worlds First and Only Complete English Enhancement Program based on Content-based Instruction (CBI)

Major Benefits of Content-based


Instruction
Strong empirical support for CBI can be found in second 6. CBI allows greater flexibility and adaptability to be built into
language acquisition (SLA) research, in training studies and in the curriculum and activity Sequences. (Grabe and Stoller
cognitive psychology, as well as in the outcomes documented 1997, 19-20)
by successful programs in a variety of contexts and levels of
instruction (Adamson 1993; Dupuy 2000).

Grabe and Stoller (1997) perceive seven benefits of CBI as


cited below:
1. Learners are exposed to a considerable amount of language
while learning content. (. . .) In content-based programs,
learners explore interesting content and are engaged in
appropriate language-dependent activities (. . .). The resultant
language learning activities,therefore, are not artificial or
meaningless exercises.
2. CBI supports contextualized learning; learners are taught
useful language that is embedded within relevant discourse
Because CBI focuses on the use of contexts rather than as isolated language fragments. (. . .).
language to convey thoughts and ideas, Thus, CBI allows for explicit language instruction, integrated
it offers many meaningful contexts with content instruction, in a relevant and purposeful context. Content-based Instruction effectively increases
within which learners can develop learners' English language proficiency and teaches
grammatical competence. 3. (. . .) The use of coherently developed content sources allows them the skills necessary for success in various
learners to call on their own prior knowledge to learn additional professions.
- Dr. Peter Master, Professor Emeritus, language and content material.
Department of Linguistics, San Jose With CBI, learners gradually acquire greater
State University 4. (. . .) In content-based classroom, learners are exposed to control of the English language, enabling them to
complex information and are involved in demanding activities participate more fully in an increasingly complex
which can lead to intrinsic motivation. academic and social environment.
5. CBI (. . .) lends itself well to strategy instruction and
practice, as theme units naturally require and recycle important
strategies across varying content and learning tasks.
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List of Lessons Page 1: Study Units 001 to 009 Page: 06
List of Lessons Page 2: Study Units 010 to 018 Page: 07
List of Lessons Page 3: Study Units 019 to 027 Page: 08
List of Lessons Page 4: Study Units 028 to 036
List of Lessons Page 5: Study Units 037 to 045
List of Lessons Page 6: Study Units 046 to 054
List of Lessons Page 7: Study Units 055 to 063
List of Lessons Page 8: Study Units 064 to 072
List of Lessons Page 9: Study Units 073 to 081
List of Lessons Page 10: Study Units 082 to 090
List of Lessons Page 11: Study Units 091 to 099
List of Lessons Page 12: Study Units 100 to 108
List of Lessons Page 13: Study Units 109 to 117
List of Lessons Page 14: Study Units 118 to 126 Page: 19
List of Lessons Page 15: Study Units 127 to 134 Page: 20
Section 2. Spoken English Simulator
Spoken Worlds First and Only Simulator for Providing the Actual Experience of Responding to Various Questions On-the-Spot.
English
Simulator Experts Advice-1:
Out of the four language skills,
Experts Advice-2: Experts Advice-5:
People do not learn the pieces of The ability to speak on the spot is the
Speaking is considered as the most the language and then put them most crucial skill of the 21st century,
essential skill to be mastered. together to make conversations. and performing under pressure is a
moment of truth. In a professional
t he Oral language is a powerful learning Speaking can be
Knowing a language rule Speaking is Instead, infants acquiring their first Under setting, everybody is talented.
tool, which Shapes, Modifies, learned only Speak
basis for language, and people acquiring re, However, ability to perform under
doesnt mean one will be ! Extends and Organizes thought. through second language learn the Pressu
all learning Spot! pressure is the real talent.
able to use it in actual speaking! components of the language On the
Oral language is the foundation of all through meaningful interaction Whenever there is something at stake,
communicative language development and therefore with other people. you reveal yourself by how you
interactions. the foundation of all learning. It is speak, think and act. Some people
the basis for the other language - (Ellis,1990; Gass,1997; And crumble under pressure. Others
- Brown (2000) strands like Listening, Reading & Larsen-Freeman & Long, 1991) thrive under pressure. And, this skill
Writing. can be easily mastered.
- Martin Bygate (1987, Oxford) - Hybel (2001)

Experts Advice-3: Experts Advice-4: Experts Advice-6:


Reduce teaching speaking time in Students are fed up with The anxiety, nervous
class while increasing student meaningless communication mannerisms, and unconscious
speaking time. Step back and lessons in classrooms. glaze that come over many
observe students. people when they are asked to
We Need Content M
ust For instance, "A traditional speak are merely symptoms of a
Do not correct students Motivate No Band-Aid
Actionable & classroom exchange in which one deeper and more significant
pronunciation mistakes very often Inspire Solution for
Feedbacks! student asks Where's the state of mind. The boil can be
while they are speaking. (Correction library? and another student Speaking! treated physically, but something
should not distract student from answers It's on Green Street, else is happening physiologically.
his/her speech).
SpeakEnglish
opposite the bank, when they The boil is the effect, not the
can both see the answer, is not cause, which runs deeper than the

Gym
Provide timely, factual, and
convincing feedbacks that is
much like real communication". external symptoms. Band-aid is
not the solution.
actionable. - (Harmer, 2001, p. 85)
SpeakEnglishGym.com - Kenneth Wydro
- Hayriye Kayi (2006)
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Section 2: Spoken English Simulator (Contd)
Worlds First and Only Spoken English Simulator with Body-language recording feature.

Whether in a meeting, one to one, attending an interview, attending


a test like IELTS/PTE/TOEF, addressing a colleague, or making a
presentation, Spoken English Simulator will help you structure your
ideas and gather thoughts quickly, with clarity and brevity.

Build the ability to target on issues, organise your ideas, speed up


presentation and response time. Discover how to get your point across
quickly and clearly, handle on-the-spot questions and persuade your
Didactic Learning Vs. audience.
Experiential Learning Spoken English Simulator is a powerful tool that dramatically
improves the communication of all your thoughts and ideas through:
Didactic learning is also known as rote- Speaking, Presenting, Writing, Persuading, Negotiating, etc.
learning. Students memorize facts, often
out of context.
Key Features
Didactic learning has proven ineffective in
creating long-term memory retention. 300 realistic conversational situations, in neutral English video and
The opposite of Didactic learning is in 7 various accents including German, French, Welch, Chinese etc.
Experiential Learning.
Real time recording of responses - including body language.
Experiential Learning ties the learning of
a fact into a broader experience. Unlike Self, peer and mentor analysis module for the analysis of the
Didactic Learning, Experiential Learning conversation. Cross linking the mistakes with the lessons.
is proven highly effective at creating long-
term memory retention.

Spoken English Simulator is a classical


example of the application of
Experiential Learning.

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Notes

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Smart Communication through


Wit & Wisdom

Smart English though Success


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Smart English through


Technology & Science

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Smart English through Love &


Romance.

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Management Ideas.

Smart English through Cricket.

Smart English through Career


Success Ideas.

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Why SpeakEnglishGym is the Only Solution?
Its Speaking Based: Students speak from the very first minute of the program using Worlds first
Spoken English Simulator.

It Customizes Learning Paths: Created after evaluating the short-comings in his/her speaking
(content & style). Targeted, Focused learning!

It Helps Learn through Ideas: Grammar-rules & Vocabulary through Meaningful Ideas. Because
adults can acquire English skills only through their favorite themes.

Its Content is Original & Contemporary: Ready to use lessons designed by a global team of
industry professionals after analyzing the contemporary social and business needs and requirements.

Its Original Interactive Software Excites, and Challenges the Learner: Based on cognitive
educational psychology. It seduces and motivates the learner in every aspect - experiential
learning!

It Develops the Answering Reflex, And Help Learners Realize Talking is Fun: The skills to
talk on the spot is built by creating realistic conversational situations full of anxiety and tension -
any number of times!

It Builds the Ability to Think on Ones Feet to Deliver Quick Meaningful Responses:
Learners are put in the moment to face quick questions and formulate purposeful responses.

It Helps Fine-tune Body-language: We capture the facial expressions, gestures and postures when
the learner faces and undergoes tense/anxious situations. This is evaluated. It uses body-language to
enhance communication.

It Ensures Timely, Factual, Actionable Feedbacks: It is achieved through the Feedback module
of the simulator, the learner gets timely, pin-pointed feedbacks that he/she cant deny/ignore.

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