This page contains handouts that can be used to (a) familiarize users with this site and (b) help teachers and students keep track of their learning on this site. Other documents come from presentations I have given at conferences. Teachers are welcome to copy and distribute these materials for personal or classroom use. Most of the files were created in both PDF (Adobe Reader required) and MSWord Format. Have an idea for a new handout for your students? Please contact me with your suggestions.
Randall ESL Cyber Listening Lab - Information Sheet
This three-page document explaining the features of the lab and how the site can be used for teaching and learning.
A self-reporting worksheet in which students can record the date, their score on listening quizzes, and vocabulary they learned from each activity. Students are also encouraged to write sample sentences for each new word so they learn how to use the vocabulary in context.
This sheet can be used to write down new vocabulary and their definitions from the listening activities on this site, and students are encouraged to then write sample sentences for each word as a way of learning how to use the vocabulary in content. Two online dictionaries are recommended to complete this task.
Finding Your Way in a Dynamically-Changing Profession
This presentation given at MEXTESOL 2016 (Monterrey, Mexico) describes Randall's professional journey over the past 25+ years and retells how recognizing his mistakes and following wrong assumptions about teaching and students has redirected him to greater personal and professional growth.
Challenges and Opportunities in Designing New Multimedia ELT Materials (also, The ABCs of Authoring Multimedia for Language Learning)
This presentation explains new directions in materials development, and Randall shares the basic nuts and bolts of selecting and using different hardware devices and software for producing high-quality multimedia content.