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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Good TED Talks to Help You With... January 22, 2017 Glossophobia, or fear of public speaking, is a common thing among a large number of adults.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Good TED Talks to Help You With...

There are several reasons that factor in this phobia from social/psychological anxieties to speech pathologies. But regardless of what it is that makes some people shun away from facing an audience, glossophobia can be overcome through self-help (e.g reading books that tackle the problem, watching videos…etc), coaching, or even through direct assistance from professionals. In today’s post, we are sharing with you some excellent tips on how to overcome public speaking anxiety and deliver engaging talks. The tips are scattered across 8 great TED talks and visualized in the infographic below. This visual is created by the folks in Visualistan and we learned about it through Larry Ferlazzo’s Pinterest Page.

10 Activities - Using Pictures in Class - ELT Connect. A picture speaks a thousand words!

10 Activities - Using Pictures in Class - ELT Connect

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 Choose a picture with two or more people and in pairs, students design a catchy advertisement or witty dialogue OR use it to focus on a particular grammar structure such as ‘going to’ (see below). You could even choose a picture with two or more objects and ask your students to use their imaginations to add dialogue bubbles to the objects. 2.

Storyboards are great to focus on particular grammar structures as you can assign the focus. 3. 4. 5. 6. 33 ways to speak better English. If you’re reading this, I imagine you want to speak better English and communicate in a more confident and competent way.

33 ways to speak better English

When we communicate effectively we are able to express our ideas and opinions, share experiences, and build relationships with others. When we struggle to express ourselves, we feel unvalued and insecure. As human beings, we want to participate in group discussions and have an impact on the society around us.


Dialects. Pronunciation. Lesson starters. Directions - All Things Topics. CAE Speaking Phrases. This post was nominated for a British Council blog award!

CAE Speaking Phrases

Follow me on twitter Here’s a phrase list for the CAE speaking exam. There are also some speech bubble powerpoints to drill the language in class, click on each phrase to make it disappear. Drill all the phrases repeatedly taking one out each time until the class can repeat all 5 expressions by heart. I got the amazing speech bubble powerpoint template from thanks guys! Download the handout and speech bubble powerpoints here: Speak in English online - the best way to improve English speaking skills.

Speed Chatting – pratigt, roligt och lärorikt. Nu tänker jag bjuda på ett lektionsupplägg som eleverna gillar och som brukar vara mycket lyckat.

Speed Chatting – pratigt, roligt och lärorikt.

Det handlar om speed chatting. Ja, det låter nästan som speed dating och det är nästan vad det är. Jag möblerar salen så att det blir ett eller två långbord beroende på hur salen ser ut och hur många elever det är i klassen. Language Exchange Community - Practice Foreign Languages. Pernillas klassrum: Short films. Jag är ett stort fan av kortfilmer, likväl som jag alltid tyckt om short stories, dvs noveller istället för romaner.

Pernillas klassrum: Short films

En novell kan ibland på endast cirka tio sidor berätta lika mycket som en roman på 300 sidor. Min favoritförfattare när jag som tonåring började lära mig älska engelska blev Ellen Gilchrist och hennes fascinerade kvinnoporträtt i historier som ofta utspelade sig i amerikanska södern. Fortsatte med henne ett bra tag innan E. Annie Proulx blev en favorit och sedan rullade det på. Kortfilmer påminner naturligtvis om noveller i att de också kan berätta detaljerat om någons liv eller lägga grunden för en helt ny dimension på mycket kort tid.

Använder kortfilmer mycket i engelskan, ibland som grund för ett tema, men lika ofta som diskussionsunderlag. Cargo är en favoritfilm för fortsatt diskussion med lite äldre elever: Även denna har gett upphov till bra fortsättningar i klassrummet - och eleverna fick göra sina egna tolkningar och skriva en sammanfattning om den på engelska: Image bank. Aida Kucukovic - Photos de la publication de Aida.