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KOTESOL

National Conference 2020

Mr. Marc C. LeBane

Lingnan University

Pre-Recorded • Material and Course Design • LIVE

Mr. Marc C. LeBane

Lingnan University

Talk / MiLEE - Mini-Lectures to Enhance English Language Learning

Co-Presenter: Mark Melican

Designed and conducted by language professionals and discipline instructors to introduce key terminology and concepts at the beginning of each unit throughout the discipline specific course. These videos, help to equip students with requisite language skills and prepare them so they will able to comprehend and contribute in class/tutorial sessions. Technology has radically affected students’ attention span, especially when it comes to language learning. From our experience of developing various online interactive learning materials and systems, in order to ensure a captive audience, the online lessons have to be accessible, limited in length; and fresh and modern in their design and content. The type of materials they are interested in/what engages them may include a blend of video and a variety of question sets to check comprehension. Mini video lectures are commonly used to supplement students learning but generally only with regard to the subject itself, improving students’ knowledge or grasp of the topic being studied. Although the MiLEE lectures also aim at improving their grasp of the subject they are doing so from a linguistic perspective with the aim of improving students’ knowledge of the vocabulary and terminology being used rather than of the subject itself. Designed and conducted by language professionals and discipline instructors to introduce key terminology and concepts at the beginning of each unit throughout the course that are discipline specific. We use a top down/bottom up approach analysing both the content providers and learners to design and develop authentic mini-lectures to bridge the gap of what they may know and what is going to be covered in upcoming lectures and tutorials. These videos, (most three to five minutes long) help students prepare so they will able to contribute more effectively in class/tutorial sessions. Mini-lectures can be made available online via video channel, Moodle, EDX, etc. so students may access them as many times as they need to.


About Marc

Mr. Marc C. LeBane, Senior Lecturer/ ELSS Coordinator Educated at the University of Winnipeg in Canada (BA), the University of Wales, College of Cardiff (LLB), the University of Southern Queensland in Australia (M.Ed.), and the English Learning Centre in London, UK (TESL Certificate).


About Mark Melican

Lingnan Univeristy

Mr Mark Melican, Lecturer/Asst. ELSS Coordinator Educated at the University of Limerick (BA & TESOL Certificate), the University of Birmingham (MA).