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The Audit option is available only to previous participants wanting to retake this course.


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Pay just $185 per course when purchasing all four Core courses at one time:
Sound Awareness, Color Vowel® Yoga, Spelling Exploration, Rhythm & Chants

About this course

Develop your phonological awareness and gain strategies for building your students' awareness for greater confidence and comprehensibility.

  • Workshop Overview

    Phonological (sound) awareness is a person's awareness of the sounds, rhythms, and intonations they use when speaking and when listening to the speech of others. In this practice-based workshop, Dr. Robin Barr will lead participants through a series of discovery activities and mini-lectures aimed at increasing teachers' sound awareness for the purpose of English language teaching.

  • Prerequisites

    This Level 2 course is open to Color Vowel® Level 1 Trained Teachers, and it is also recommended that participants have previously completed or be enrolled in the Level 2 Color Vowel® Yoga course.

  • Auditing Option

    Anyone who has previously completed a Sound Awareness class with ELTS may audit this course. Auditors may attend live or asynchronously; however, attending the live Zoom sessions will provide a more robust and useful experience. Auditors do not receive feedback on completed assignments.

    Spaces are limited.

Meeting dates and times
(Fall Session)

  • Thursday, September 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm EDT (Eastern U.S.)

  • Thursday, September 15, 7:00 - 8:30 pm EDT

  • Thursday, September 22, 7:00 - 8:30 pm EDT

  • Thursday, September 29, 7:00 - 8:30 pm EDT

Meet your instructors

Dr. Robin Barr

ELTS Lead Phonologist

ROBIN BARR holds a PhD in Linguistics from Harvard, an MA in Linguistics from Harvard, and a BA in Linguistics from Yale. Dr. Barr teaches dyslexic adult learners at the Washington Literacy Council, where she has developed a responsive curriculum that combines traditional phonics with brain-based strategies from the Color Vowel® Approach. As Lead Phonologist, Robin advises ELTS during design phases of the Color Vowel® Chart and provides training around topics ranging from teaching pronunciation and L1/L2 dyslexia intervention to brain-based language instruction and phonological awareness training.

Karen Taylor

Director, ELTS

KAREN TAYLOR co-founded ELTS in 2011 in response to a popular demand for the Color Vowel® Chart, a teaching tool she created in 1999. She holds an MA in TESOL from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a BA in English Literature from Georgetown University, as well as an International Baccalaureate from the United World College (US campus). A former Fulbright TEFL Specialist, Karen was the Practitioner in Residence at American University for nine years. She received Ed Tech’s 2020 Visionary Leader award for her work as Head of Education and is now CEO at Blue Canoe Learning Inc.

Course curriculum

    1. Course Syllabus

    2. How to Join Our Group in the Flip App

    3. Course Resources and Links

    4. How to Record Videos in Flip

    5. How to Complete and Submit Video Assignments

    6. How to Complete and Submit Discussion Board Assignments

    7. Assignment Submission Document

    1. Resources from Week 1's class

    2. Week 1 Live Session - Exit Ticket / Asynchronous Attendance Reflection

    3. Spanish Problem Set: /d/ and /ð/

    4. Week 1 Discussion

    1. Miriam Makeba - "Click Song" (Qongqothwane)

    2. Week 2 Exit Ticket / Asynchronous Attendance Reflection

    3. Week 2 Discussion

    4. Hawaiian Problem Set

    5. Felicity's Self-Introduction: Listening for glottal stops

    1. Week 3 Exit Ticket / Asynchronous Attendance Reflection

    2. Felicity's Self-Intro - Second Analysis

    3. Toothbrush & Mirrors: Vowel Exploration

    1. Course Evaluation

    2. Claim Your Certificate

About this course

  • $205.00

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