Sue Ollerenshaw

Speak English: a collaborative language learning system for second language education.

Information poster showing the six phases of the Speak English process - team build, problem find, different views, simplify, suggest solutions and reflect.
Tree diagram of the Speak English process illustrating the theoretical platform, the six process phases, activities, the learning environment and learning outcomes.

Master of Design

‘Speak English’ explores connections between design thinking and cooperative language learning. The project involved designing a learning system to help English language learners improve fluency through a process of ‘problem framing’. The system is intended to improve communicative English competence by utilising the motivational, risk-taking, ideational and iterative aspects of design thinking. Prototypes of instructional language learning materials (including an app, a learners’ booklet and worksheets) illustrate how the system may work.
Block 12 Level C