In episode 52, Dr. Beniko Mason joins the podcast to talk to Stacey about Story Listening and the most efficient way for learners to acquire language. In her four decades of teaching and researching, Dr. Mason has produced both impressive research as well as impressive results for her students. Be sure to check out the show notes to find links to her publications and current projects.
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Resources from the show…
…You can learn more about Beniko Mason and her work at her website.
… Storiesfirst.org is a resource for those interested in using Story Listening. Stories First Foundation was founded by two teachers, Claire Walter, a French and ESL teacher in Tennessee, and Kathrin Schectman, a German teacher in Erlangen, Germany.
…There is also a Facebook group Story Listening for Language Acquisition
…Beniko has published extensively. You can find a list of her publications here on her website, and Dr. Stephen Krashen also has several of their co-authored papers available on his website for download.
…Dr. Krashen and Dr. Mason have Story Listening workshops coming up this summer. You can find more information here: https://storiesfirst.org/learn/
Getting Started with Story Listening
Learn the how and why of Story Listening in this one-day workshop with Beniko Mason and Stephen Krashen
Place: Los Angeles, CA
Date: June 18, 2018
Time: 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM
Place: Portland, OR
Date: June 20, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Place: Syracuse, NY
Date: August 9, 2018
Time: 9:15 – 4:00