Lesson Idea: Use a Voice Recorder

Olympus voice recorder

A voice recorder is a great tool to use with your ESL or basic literacy adult learner.

·         Record the same reading on multiple occasions for comparison over time.

·         Send a recording home with your learner for a transcription assignment.

·         Record your learner and immediately play back for pronunciation help.

The literacy office has digital recorders (with built-in USB ports) available for checkout. Give us a call if you would like one sent to your library. However, you or your adult learner may already have one! The iPhone comes with an app called Voice Memos and Android has a free app to download called Smart Voice Recorder. Check out your app store today.