- 2.1 What is a lesson?
- 2.1.1 Lesson Context
The lesson context answers “why?”. It explains the reason this lesson exists and why learners should master it. Note that every single Immersio lesson is based around a dialog, no matter what language skills or goals the course is about. This is because our ability to dialog and think in a language is behind every other use of a language. So, write here how this lesson dialog moves your learner toward achieving the goals of the course, and be as specific as you can.
- 2.1.2 Dialog Introduction
The dialog introduction answers “how?”. It prepares the learner to experience the conversation. Depending on your characters, best practice is to simply state who is talking, what they’re talking about, what is the subject or flow of the conversation, and when applicable, specific language or concepts to listen for.
- 2.1.3 Choose a Lesson Image
As with the course image, choose a jpg or png file that best represents the lesson dialog. Again, there are quite a variety of free and paid image editing programs out there to help you, or Immersio offers an in-house microservice to do this for you if you wish. Just contact us and we’ll give you the options.
- 2.2 How do you produce the dialogues?
- 2.2.1 Produce all character dialogs lines
Line by line first identify which character is speaking, type or paste the line or lines of dialog, and add the media itself. Immersio enables you to simply upload from your device directly, your provided Mydrive account, or as is the case with many modern languages, generate the audio from a wide selection of languages and voices.
As for scripting the dialogs themselve, for lessons focusing on conversation itself, the content is self-evident. For lessons based on stories, history, texts, or activities, the dialog could be a series of question and answer about the content, or a mock dialog of the content being carried out. For others such as grammar the dialogs could similarly be discussions concerning the grammar (if for intermediate or advanced learners), or conversations that contain examples of the grammar to be mastered.
- 2.2.2 Record Lesson Introduction Video
As with the course video, choose a mp4 video file that gives the context for the lesson, introduces the dialogue, and provides the dialogue itself. Best practice is to simply read what you wrote for the context and introduction, and then use the dialog lines with any relevant media images. You can either use a video editing program to output a file, such as mp4, or request Immersio produce one for you as an in-house microservice. Just contact us and we’ll give you the options.