NativeAccent for Teachers: 00 - spoken English assessment and instruction

NativeAccent AND Carnegie BASICS - spoken English assessment and instruction

NativeAccent is internet cloud-delivered software for the assessment and instruction of spoken English skills in pronunciation, word stress, fluency (connected speech) and grammar.  The patented Intelligent Tutoring technology creates an individual lesson plan for each student based their first language and their assessment scores.  By focusing on skills in greatest need of improvement, NativeAccent saves valuable study time.  Patented Pinpointing speech recognition technology provides the user with immediate, understandable feedback, showing their level of success with the focus skill of each lesson.  Voice models are gender matched.  As students improve, the intelligent tutor dynamically adapts the activities to the next most-needed skill.

THE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF NATIVEACCENT and Carnegie BASICS - TERMS

School – A school is an organizational unit in NativeAccent.  All courses, users, classes, and playlists exist within your school container.

Course – A course is a NativeAccent container defined by the course name and settings.  There are two types of NativeAccent courses available:

  • Carnegie BASICS® for CEFR Levels A2 and B1 has a 10-minute assessment of skills and includes lessons in pronunciation and word stress curriculum
  • NativeAccent® for CEFR Levels B2 and higher has a 30-minute assessment of skills and includes pronunciation, stress, fluency and grammar curriculum

Class - A class is the grouping of students and teachers to participate in a particular course.

User - a user is any person with login access to your school container (students, teachers, administrators)

Roles - There are four user-roles in NativeAccent

Student

  • Students can be enrolled in one, and only one, NativeAccent course at any time.  Their role is to take the assessment and follow the intelligent tutor path and take the final assessment

Teacher

  • Teachers can manage students in their assigned courses, change course settings, create assignments and run reports

Local Administrator

  • The local administrator can create courses and assign/enroll teachers into their class(es).
  • Local admin can do all teacher functions. All courses, teachers, and students associated with a school are visible to the local administrator

System Administrator - This role is used by Carnegie Speech Customer Care and Tech Support to create schools, initial courses, and users and to resolve customer support issues.

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