Trains and Railroads Unit Animals Unit
Here’s an update for Ramping Up you English. Choose the Episode you want to see from the chart that follows:
Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4
Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8
Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12
Episode 13 Episode 14 Episode 15 Episode 16
Episode 17 Episode 18 Episode 19 Episode 20
Episode 21 Episode 22 Episode 23 Episode 24
Episode 25 Episode 26 Episode 27 Episode 28 Episode 29 Episode 30
Episode 31 Episode 32 Episode 33 Episode 34 Episode 35 Episode 36
Episode 37 Episode 38 Episode 39 Episode 40 Episode 41
Episode 42 Episode 43 Episode 44 Episode 45 Episode 46 Episode 47 Episode 48
Episode 49 Episode 50 Episode 51 Episode 52 Episode 53 Episode 54 Episode 55
Episode 56 Episode 57. Episode 58. Episode 59. Episode 60
You can find this same list here with more detail. It’s our unit page for Trains and Railroads.
To visit our unit on Animals, (beginning with Episode 33), click here.
To visit our unit on Native Americans (beginning with Episode 79), click here.
Other Programs from John Letz –
January 18, 2016
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Ramping Up your English Episodes 17, 18, 19, and 20 are now available.
December 12, 2015
Episodes 15 and 16 are now available.
November 30, 2015
Episode 13 and 14 are now available.
November 2, 2015
Episodes 11 and 12 are now available. Click below to visit the episode pages.
October 27, 2015
Adventures in Education is an RVTV Voices series about positive things happening in the world of Education. To watch the programs, click here.
September 29, 2015
Episodes 9 and 10 of Ramping Up your English are now available. Click below to visit their episode pages.
September 21, 2015
Episodes 7 and 8 are now available! Episodes 9 and 10 should be up in a week if all goes well.
August 24, 2015
Episodes 5 and 6 are now available!
Episodes 3 and 4 Produced
June 3, 2015
May 30 was a productive day at the Digital Media Center. I had a big crew, and we produced the next 2 episodes of Ramping Up your English. There were some technical glitches, so I had to do some post production work on Tuesday.
Go to the Episode 3 page to view the program and see the support materials.
Go to the Episode 4 page to view the program and see the support materials. Scroll down for links to previous programs.
RVTV Series Times Assigned!
May 4, 2015
Ramping Up your English has two series times on RVTV. The times when you can watch the program are: Wednesdays at 8:00 AM and Thursdays at 7:00 PM. You can watch the current episodes of Ramping Up your English in Southern Oregon on channel 15 on the Ashland Home Network, and on Channel 182 on Charter Cable. The program can also be streamed at SOU’s Streaming service. Episodes 3 and 4 are scheduled to be produced on May 30th. Our first two episodes can be viewed at the above times, or at archive.org.
First 2 episodes produced! April 4, 2015
On April 4th, Ramping Up your English produced its first 2 episodes! With the help of my fantastic technical crew, the first two episodes are available for intermediate level English Learners seeking to reach a higher level of English Proficiency.
You can get started by visiting pages for Episode 1 and Episode 2. You’ll find the TV segments as well as assignments to speed up your acquisition process.
Ramping Up your English now has a scheduled time on RVTV Voices. If you live in Ashland, Oregon, find us on Channel 15. If you’re in other parts of Southern Oregon, watch the program on Channel 182. Either channel has the show on at 7pm on Thursdays. You can stream Ramping Up your English at those times. Go to the Rogue TV link below.
You can watch some of the video clips I used in the first episode of Ramping UP Your English. Click on Episode One Video Clips.
About Ramping Up your English (March 27, 2015)
Our first unit of study is Trains and Railroads. Why trains? We’re using a common experience to help activate what you already know in your native language. It’s an example of Content-Based English as a Second Language – an approach shown by research to have better long-range outcomes that traditional ESL models.
Also, it’s fun to see trains and learn about them. It’s true that learning a second language is a huge undertaking. It’s often hard. It takes a lot of time. It can be discouraging. It seems overwhelming at times. It involves risks and sometimes embarrassment. It can also be fun, and the less stress you have learning the language, the better you’ll learn it. Let’s keep it fun and interesting!
Ramping Up your English (RUE) exists because of the support of the Public Access Channel (Voices) on RVTV in Ashland, Oregon. If you’re curious, you can visit their website at Rogue TV. I’ve been producing a TV show about positive things happening for school children in Southern Oregon. My program is call Adventures in Education. To see one of these programs, visit Archive.org and use the name Adventures in Education in the search box. While Adventures in Education is program about education, Ramping Up your English is an educational/instructional program. My first production opportunity in April 4th. I can hardly wait!