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ExcitELT. Is currently emerging. The Great Dictator. Here you’ll find some practical ideas for working with the clip.

The Great Dictator

Choose the ones that suit your teaching aims, particular group of learners, your teaching style, and then plan your own lesson. Be careful to consider any cultural sensitivities that may arise before using this clip. Pre-viewing Activities Dictionary definitions 1. Projection (using an OHP or IWB)photocopy handouts (see PDF)dictation (students dictate to each another as appropriate) Using underlining, bold, highlighting etc. make it clear which words are to be focused on. Click to see sentences There was an abundance of food at the wedding so that everyone was full by the end of the day. The army barricaded the streets to stop the demonstration reaching the city centre. Her father is an awful man. The best game ever! (How to increase student talking time) One of the rewards of teaching a class of 16 talented, motivated 12-year-olds is that you feel that almost every activity turns into something really valuable.

The best game ever! (How to increase student talking time)

Not that you don’t feel the same will other classes, it’s just that with young learners it’s somehow more tangible. Today, a classic game-like activity – originally meant to be just a warm-up to start the class – changed itself into a complex, meaningful and authentic lesson. I deliberately said ‘changed itself’, but I should probably say ‘the students changed it so’. I had come up with an unexceptional idea, but it was them who changed it into a pure gem. Resource - Spotlight on Music - Primary - Into Film. Animate it. The Poem Farm: Water - Writing about Mysteries. Pour It!

The Poem Farm: Water - Writing about Mysteries

Photo by Amy LV Click the arrow to hear me read this poem to you. Students - Last week I received a comment from a teacher who told me her students particularly liked this poem about how I see science as like writing, breaking out the light inside of us. Her words made me want to revisit some more old poems, ones that have never been on this site. Hitting the drawing board. This is a very simple two- or three-stage activity I’ve successfully used with small classes of young learners and teens to revise both grammar and vocabulary.

Hitting the drawing board

They love drawing on the board! Stage one: drawing Drawing the past simple. Call for Papers. Language Connects People The TESOL France Annual Colloquium takes place every year in November, in Paris, France, at Télécom ParisTech.

Call for Papers

We welcome practice-based talks and poster sessions from all English Language Teaching fields. We have begun accepting proposals for our 2017 Annual Colloquium. This year, only Speaker proposals will be accepted. Please ignore the Poster proposal option in the form below. Visual teaching & learning. 150 ELT blog post ideas for when you’ve hit writers block. I saw this list the other day, and I thought it was perfect for adapting for ELT bloggers.

150 ELT blog post ideas for when you’ve hit writers block

So I present, ripe and ready for your Pinterest board… 150 ELT blog post ideas for when you’ve hit writers block Product review – something you use in the classroom which isn’t a bookDescribe your perfect classroomDescribe your perfect studentDescribe your perfect bossInvite someone to do a guest post (but only if they have a track record or you trust them)Tell us who you are. Who you really are.Top 5 resourcesA day in your lifeOr a day in someone else’s lifeWrite about the ELT scene in your countryAn activity ideaTop 10 blogs you readWishlist – what would change about ELT if you could?

What’s your favourite app to use in class? Quick, Draw! Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills. Emojis are more mainstream than ever.

Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills

The Oxford English Dictionary named the Face With Tears of Joy emoji the word of the year for 2015, presidential candidates are asking for feedback in emojis, and the appearance of new emojis is considered news by major media outlets. Although looking up emoji definitions is relatively simple, I often turn to my students for more nuanced explanations. After a bit of laughter, my students patiently demonstrate the multiple uses for a single emoji, help me decode emoji-laden Instagram comments, and advise me on murky racial or gender implications. Internet-inspired trends may not seem important next to English 101’s selected texts, but the way students seamlessly navigate emoji usage is similar to critical reading skills we practice in class.

I’m not about to throw out traditional texts, but emojis offer an engaging opportunity to transfer digital skills to a written context. Quick Grading in Showbie with Emojis – Showbie. With the launch of Showbie’s gradebook this past August, some teachers may not have noticed that Showbie included the ability to use emojis.

Quick Grading in Showbie with Emojis – Showbie

For many, emojis are just another trend that won’t last longer than Justin Bieber’s latest haircut. For teachers using Showbie Pro, however, emojis can be a quick, efficient and fun way to provide feedback. April Sauline, IT/ICT Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV (and Showbie Champion) recently spoke to Showbie about promoting emojis as an effective way to quickly grade in the classroom. Classroom 2.0 LIVE! - Home.

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Shelly Sanchez Terrell presentations channel. Eltchat. The aim was to create a freely available social network for ELT professionals offering mutual support and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.

eltchat

Now, every Wednesday at 19:00pm GMT or 21.00pm GMT, ELT teachers from all over the world log into their Twitter account and for one hour hold an online discussion on a topic they have selected. To join in you just have to follow the hashtag #ELTChat. You'll see the conversation and anything you tag with #ELTChat will be part of it. Nik Peachey's Educational Technology & ELT Newsletter 29th December 2016.

Welcome to the last Edtech and ELT Newsletter of 2016.

Nik Peachey's Educational Technology & ELT Newsletter 29th December 2016

In this edition I have a great collection of free web based tools and interesting articles. First a couple of discount offers to close the year. You can get 50% off my award winning ( 2016 ELTon for Innovation in Teacher Resources) 'Digital Video - A Manual for Language Teachers’ ebook by sharing a link to it through Facebook or Twitter. 10 Activities - Using Pictures in Class - ELT Connect. A picture speaks a thousand words! And you can get your students speaking just as many by using pictures in class. Check out these fun and engaging communicative activities below. I find these work at all ages and the best thing is that each task can be adapted to the level you are teaching and designed with a particular language focus in mind so whether you’re teaching the Past Simple at A1 or the use of cleft sentences at C1, you can pull from your bank of pictures and adjust your instructions as you see fit!!

1. Dialogue Bubbles. Leoxicon: News quiz 2016. There has been an unusually high number of celebrity deaths this year - so many that I could have built the whole quiz around it! Anyhow, here's my end-of-year offering in its traditional format, focusing on some key news stories of 2016. Like last year, I've tried to keep it light-hearted as much as possible. Politics is still there, but it's fairly evenly balanced by sports, travel and technology news. Learn English For Business Success. Journal profile - CLELE JOURNAL - children´s literature in english language educationCLELE JOURNAL – children´s literature in english language education.

Children’s Literature in English Language EducationEditors: Janice Bland, Christiane Lütge and Sandie Mourão CLELEjournal is a new, bi-annual, comprehensively peer-reviewed online journal for scholars, teacher educators and practitioners involved in using and researching children’s literature in the field of English learning as a second, additional or foreign language. The journal investigates children’s literature as an art form, and as a framework with which to connect L2 literature teaching across the school years. Larissa's Language Studio: Grammar Bites. ** I’m a little Snowman ** I LOVE snowmen!!! I find them very sweet Maybe, my interest towards snowy things is increased because I live in Barcelona, where we hardly ever get some snow. I am 31 years old and as far as I remember, I have only experienced snow in my city 4 or 5 times!!!

Seasonal small talk. For adults, the festive season can sometimes seem like one long run of social events, from office parties to meals with partners’ families. In this lesson plan for a fifty minute adult class at B1 or higher, Alastair Horne looks at how you can prepare your learners for the small talk that such events always require, and also offer them an enjoyable way to end the semester ahead of any break for the New Year. Start by announcing that today’s lesson will end with a special occasion – a festive party – but that before the party can begin, they’ll need to do a bit of preparation.

That preparation starts with some brainstorming. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers. Sandie Mourão, Portugal. Latest Posts. About Us - Heart of Everywhere. Hello dear readers, welcome to our world! Take off your shoes, let all the negative things on the outside, make some tea and join us. A humanistic Side in ELT. Join Us – VIsual Arts Circle. English as a Second Language free materials for teaching and study. EFL advice, tricks and tips for newbie teachers… 10 Games and Activities to Practise Personality Adjectives.

Ten entertaining ways to practise personality adjectives with activities for all ages and levels. In this post, you’ll find listening,writing, speaking activities and games to help students master this vocabulary. This is me. Ask students to work in pairs and write down as many personality adjectives as they can in two minutes. On the board write three columns: positive, negative and neutral adjectives and ask students to provide adjectives for the three columns. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Or can you? – Resources for English Language Learners and Teachers. Pearson ELT Teacher Award. Speak Confident English - Home Page. TeachingEnglish. For teachers by teachers. Interview with Chuck Sandy (Interviews) Chuck Sandy teaches in the Humanities Department at Chubu University.

He is also a frequent lecturer on English language teaching and Education throughout Asia, South America, and the United States. He has directed English language programs and taught in universities, language institutes, and teacher-training centers in Japan, the United States, Korea, and Brazil. He has worked on several components of the Interchange series, is co-author of Passages, and has recently completed a new series for young learners entitled "Connect" with Jack Richards and Carlos Barbisan. Tools for Teachers & Learners. 10 Lessons in Digital Literacy. English listening lesson. This English listening lesson is based on a beautiful photographic slide show produced by the BBC.

It documents the making of a series called 'The Human Planet', which shows how humans interact with the natural world around them, drawing from some very unusual sources. During the making of the series, the BBC employed a dedicated photographer, Timothy Allen, to travel with the film crew, and document their experiences. He has produced a slideshow from the best photographs with a commentary about the intriguing stories that he encountered. The photographs are outstanding, and the stories fascinating.

The video clip shows how honey is collected from the tallest trees in the Congo, how eagles are taught to hunt in Mongolia, and how sea gypsies in Borneo never step foot on land. Mahaut Lemoine. Ditow - do it the other way - The C Group. Tagxedo – the new Wordle. Word clouds in education. Becky Perkins. Byte Sized Potential. Only 1 iPad in the Classroom? [for additional ELA/Reading specific apps and ideas see Reading on the iPad] Is only one iPad in a classroom worth it? This question keeps reappearing on the EC Ning and in other blog spaces. The answer is easy: YES, especially if the teacher has access to a Mac desktop or (preferably) laptop and a wifi network in the classroom.

It is an even larger YES if the Mac device has the most current operating system. Having a computer to which the iPad can sync is not absolutely necessary, but it is a Best Idea. If more iPads are in the future, you might want to check out iPad App Reviews and iPad 3C's: Some Planning Questions. Creative Commons. DOWNTOWN [1] image - Visual Dictionary Online. Downtown [1] Central district of a city where the main cultural, economic and commercial activities are carried out. Idioms. IELTS Speaking Part 2: a funny situation. Best Job In the World – Discussion and Writing. 7 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos. 7 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos. Icebreaker: Show me a picture of… Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ A Blog About Education. Use them, share them, comment on them, and share my link in return. Picture Dictation. CAE. ‘Tell me about your favourite technology’ – a geeky lesson plan.

My Mathima « teaching English in and out of the classroom. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass… It's about learning to dance in the rain. 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students. Scott Thornbury’s Definitive (200-Word) Dismissal of Coursebooks. Macappella. 30 Goals Conference Schedule, July 16 to 20, 2015 - Program.pdf - File Shared from Box. Personal Blogging.

The History of the English Language - Infographic. 35 ways to introduce your lesson topic. Twister - Create Tweets from Historical Characters. Михајло Пупин - О нама. How and why to use whom in a sentence. Writing Prompts - Resource Topics. Classroom Resources. Welcome to AzarGrammar.com.

Blogs by English Teachers or about English Teaching. Picturebooks in ELT. Voices. IELTS Preparation - Prepare for your exam with free tests. A Hive of Activities. Cambridge English Teaching Framework. Learning Oriented Assessment. The English Blog. Elllo 1301 to 1350. iTDi Breaking Rules with John F. Fanselow. XXIII Rules for Student-Centered Language Teaching (by John F. Fanselow) Voices. Olya Sergeeva's thoughts on all things ELT. Lizzie Pinard's take on teaching and learning. On teaching, learning and language. Teach them English. A blog about teaching English ( GE, ESP, EAP) About Me. O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? English Language Teaching Global Blog. Phs our english nook.