Courses, Resources, and Memberships
Invitation to Story-Listening
This Course will begin with a demonstration video featuring a folktale from Greece: CAT WOMAN. The Course will then be presented in the following five Classes : Decluttering: From a toolbox to a treasure chest Efficiency: Effect of SL alone on vocabulary Optimal input: SL/GSSR aims to provide optimal input Autonomy: Motivation inspired by satisfying experiences Natural Transformation: The effects of SL on reading
Jump Into Story-Listening
This class will cover: How to select a story How to prepare for a SL session How to evaluate students’ progress Other relevant topics There will be a video of myself where I briefly talk about each topic. Then there will be a text to read on the topic. Lastly there will be a few review-questions. For this course, I used a folktale from Greece, CAT WOMAN, to explain in some detail about what SL is. You will see a demonstration video using the story, CAT WOMAN.
SL & GSSR -- Theoretical Foundations and Supporting Evidence
Drs. Krashen and Mason deliver a concise yet comprehensive course on the theory and research behind Story-Listening and GSSR. Dr. Stephen Krashen’s Optimal Input theory is the theoretical foundation on which Story-Listening and Guided Self-Selected Reading rests. Understand why SL/GSSR is the only “pure optimal input” based method that has been developed for general second language acquisition.
Story-Listening Community Connection
The virtual gathering place for language teachers to connect, learn, and share their experiences of using Story-Listening techniques will be hosted by Dr. Beniko Mason, the creator of Story-Listening. As a renowned expert in the field, Dr. Mason brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the community, providing a platform for language teachers to collaborate and interact with one another, building a community of like-minded professionals.