Jason R. Levine (Fluency MC) is the New Ambassador to WizIQ

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Guess who has just joined the team of ambassadors at WizIQ?
The brainchild behind the Weekly English Workout (WEW) on WizIQ,  Mr. Fluency MC, Jason R. Levine, has  joined as the platform ambassador to WizIQ. The weekly English workouts (see Facebook page) are bringing joy to many families around the world as they practice their English language skills. Jason R. Levine loves teaching on WizIQ so much, he decided to become an ambassador and do all he can to share his teaching experiences with other English language teachers worldwide.

Who is Fluency MC?
Fluency MC is Jason R. Levine, an English Language Teacher (ELT), trainer, rapper, song writer, and much more. Jason likes to be called Jase. Jase has a perfect background for a language teacher and trainer. He has a degree from Hunter College, City University of New York, a Master of Arts in TESOL, K-12; Departmental honors from the University of Cambridge/RSA Examination Board , a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults; Grade A and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: general and departmental honors from Vassar College. Jase has worked for the U.S. Department of State as an English Language Specialist and conducted teacher training programs through U.S. embassies worldwide. He assisted in delivering and maintaining quality English language programs overseas and promoting mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries. I met Jase in person in one of these ELT training events.

Jason Raps Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins
My students loved Jase before they even met him because he helped them for a test on Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins. Jase created a rap song that got the students relaxed and able to memorize and repeat the poem during the test. They all passed with flying colors, but most importantly, they learned to appreciate literature and love the poem. I would to publicly thank you, Jase for making so many people (the kids, their parents, the school, the teacher, and the principal) happy. Here’s the poem rapped by the one and only Fluency MC.

Ambassador to WizIQ
Fluency MC, Jason R. Levine is now the platform ambassador to WizIQ Education Online. Jason will recruit teachers, especially English language teachers, from North America and other parts of the world, to teach on WizIQ.

These are very exciting times for students and teachers to connect with Jason other than the fact that Jason is a very caring person, great teacher, awesome rap singer, great at connect with people, a wonderful family man, and much more. I see four reasons why Jase can make a huge difference in your life whether you are a teacher, student, parent, in business, or someone who wants to better his or her life or the organization.

First, English language learning is in high demand around the world as an international language that can land you a better job, provide many work-related opportunities, a chance to see the world and communicate in English, conduct business, and study in an English speaking country.

Second, many teachers in the USA are opting for early retirement from their schools, yet looking for independent work online. Thirdly, online learning in both the private and public sector, as with the current Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), is becoming very popular and the mainstream. Finally, WizIQ is the best platform when it comes to education online.

About WizIQ Education Online
WizIQ.com is a leading virtual classroom platform used by universities, colleges, high schools, tutoring centers, test-prep centers, training centers and corporations. WizIQ provides easy to use tools for teachers to deliver online education in online or blended learning formats, enables teachers to stay connected with their students, share educational content, deliver live online classes and facilitate highly engaging learning experiences among students. WizIQ’s virtual classroom software works on desktop computers, iPad as well as Android tablets. WizIQ can be customized for languages such as Arabic and Hebrew (right to left) and other languages like Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Polish, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Turkish. WizIQ has over 200,000 teachers and 2.5 million learners using the platform in more than 100 countries around the world. It’s the winner of the ‘Best Virtual Classroom Provider.’ For more information, visit: www.wiziq.com

WizIQ Caters to Educators and Learners
I have been using WizIQ since 2007 and have never looked back. If you’re passionate about instruction and learning, you will find teaching online with WizIQ compatible to your needs. WizIQ facilitates the process of teaching online or in blended learning programs. Technology can enable and provide opportunities teacher to learn and teach (see my research study on the subject). WizIQ is an enabling tool for online instruction and learning.

The teaching platform enables teachers to:

  • Run their courses in online or blended learning formats
  • Deliver live online classes via virtual classroom
  • Stay connected with their students anytime and anywhere
  • Give students easy access to rich educational content, notes and other learning resources available in different formats
  • Facilitate highly engaged learning experiences among students
  • Customize for languages such as Arabic and Hebrew (right to left) and other languages like Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Polish, Russian, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai and Turkish
  • Experience best-quality audio-video communication
  • Maintain archives of live classes with downloadable recordings
  • Multiple device compatible: WizIQ works on any operating system like Windows, Apple and Linux and offers a full fledged application for Android tablets and iPad.
  • Open integration: WizIQ Virtual Classroom can be integrated with popular Learning Management Systems and with personal websites through APIs.

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Dr. Nellie Deutsch has a doctorate in educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum, technology, and instruction. She conducts research and writes on fully online and blended learning programs, presents online and face-to-face at conferences, and organizes professional development workshops to educators worldwide. Nellie is passionate about learning and helping others reach their goals. She has a relationship-based learner-centred approach to life and learning. She consults, writes, and presents (face-to-face & fully online) on e-learning. She uses Moodle for her course management system and WizIQ education online to connect to colleagues and students in real time. Nellie is a faculty member of Atlantic University and the University of Phoenix, the program coordinator at the World Association for Online Education (WAOE), on the program committee and reviewer at EdMedia, on the steering committee for computer assisted language learning interest section (CALL-IS) at TESOL International Association, and on IATEFL YLT SIG. She's manager, designer & lead facilitator of Moodle for Teachers (M4T) workshops at Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL). Nellie has been an ambassador to WizIQ since 2007. She organizes annual and tri-annual MOOCs such as Moodle MOOC in June, October, and February, Second Life MOOC in April, and Well-Being MOOC in September, online conferences such as CO09-CO14 on February, and Moodlemoot 2011-2014 in August that are sponsored by WizIQ.

9 Comments

  • Reply April 8, 2013

    Jason R Levine

    Nellie, dear friend, thank you so much for this warm welcome and for all the lovely things you said about me. It is a rare pleasure in life to connect and work with someone like you. Let the ESLebration begin!

    • Reply April 9, 2013

      Dr. Nellie Deutsch

      You are going to be making a positive difference to educators worldwide, Jase.

      • Reply July 29, 2013

        Lourdes Michelle

        hi jason How are you? I hope you^re fine.
        Tonight I feel confused because I believed that your courses will be free for us and I dont have the money right now what can I do?

        • Reply July 29, 2013

          Dr. Nellie Deutsch

          There is a course for teachers for free, Lourdes right now: ELT Techniques: Vocabulary

  • Reply April 9, 2013

    Dr. Nellie Deutsch

    Please add a comment after reading the post.

  • Reply April 10, 2013

    Tanya Dudevich

    ELTs like Jase that just exude creativity have always been my role models! After nine years of teaching face-to-face and blended courses, I am ready to venture out into online teaching on my own too.

    • Reply April 10, 2013

      Dr. Nellie Deutsch

      That’s an awesome revelation, Tanya. Welcome to the world of independent online teachers.

  • Reply April 10, 2013

    Horacio Idarraga Gil

    Hi Nellie. I do not
    know how long ago I met and began following
    you in the hope that you would help me
    improve my English.

    Nor do I know how
    many courses, videos, conferences and other activities has organized and
    presented you during that time.

    And I still cannot
    have a sufficient command of English to understand the news report, the songs
    of Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand or Christiane Amampour´s interviews.

    And it occurred to
    me that to get a good command of the language is not enough to read and write,
    take courses, solving exercises, watch videos, attend conferences, etc.

    No. We need to do
    something that you mentioned in one of your videos few days ago. “Face to
    face conversation”

    But how can we talk
    face to face if we do not have someone to do it with.

    And I have thought
    of a wonderful idea: You have many followers in WiZiQ so it could be easier to design
    a chat where people could talk about anything without fear of being criticized
    by the misuse of language.

    Thank you so much
    for your help.

    Hugs, Horacio.

    • Reply April 10, 2013

      Dr. Nellie Deutsch

      Thank you for adding your feedback on what you face as a language learner, Horacio. I would love to get you to speak using WizIQ. However, how do you feel about recording a talk?

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