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British Council Content Store. This page has been developed for the benefit of migrant workers as a British Council partnership with Singapore NGO ItsRainingRaincoats.

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If you’d like help using this page or to sign up for a free tutor, contact ItsRainingRaincoats. How to improve your English skills. Placement Test. This online level test will give you an approximate indication of your English proficiency level.

Placement Test

You can use the result to help you find content on our website that is appropriate for your English language ability. About the online level test. How to Use Mindfulness to Work With Difficult Emotions: A Six Step Process. By Melissa O’Brien There are moments in life that are hard, painful, scary and difficult to endure.

How to Use Mindfulness to Work With Difficult Emotions: A Six Step Process

There are times when we feel anger, anxiety, grief, embarrassment, stress, remorse or other unpleasant emotions. In these trying times we often want to escape the pain, drown it out or push it away somehow. We may begin a mental struggle with the pain trying to mentally talk our way out of it, or we distract ourselves with activities or drown it out with food or drink or something stronger. All these ways of avoiding pain only perpetuate it in the long run. Cognitive load theory VR AA3. ESL Activities Games Worksheets. Flashcard Maker - Teaching for Success: Lessons and Teaching - British Council. Course planning. Pre-service teacher training courses typically focus on the detailed planning of a 40 minute or 60 minute lesson and don’t focus attention on how to go about planning a much longer scheme of work.

Course planning

This is also an important area to consider though, because most teachers are involved in teaching courses, which may typically last anywhere between 30 and 120 hours. The aim of this article is to share some of the conclusions of a recent project I was part of, with the hope that it might enable other teachers to plan a little faster too! Why do we plan our lessons?

I think that most teachers plan lessons in order to feel more confident in the class itself. If we know what we’re trying to achieve in the lesson, we are freed up to spend more time with the learners rather than worrying about our next step. When it comes to planning a whole scheme of work, it is important to ensure there is a balance of different skills work over the course. Why, What and How? What about the ‘How’? Keeping it fresh. Onestopenglish. Webinars. World of Better Learning. Quick Stress Relief. Mindfulness for teachers: A pilot study to assess effects on stress, burnout and teaching efficacy. 19 Successful Online English Teachers Share Their Tips and Resources for Planning Online Lessons. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

I receive A LOT of emails from online teachers (and online teachers to be) about planning; namely, what they should include in their lessons and what resources they should use. As there are many areas of English and different teaching methods, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What I do and what I use might not work for you and your learners.

However, there are some common practices and amazing resources that you can use in your online lessons. And as a way of celebrating the incredible teachers who create their own content so that we can use it with our students, I have put together this super post. Teaching Online by Nicky Hockly and Lindsay Clandfield. To celebrate the launch of their new book, Teaching Online, Nicky Hockly and Lindsay Clandfield share their 5 favourite activities for teaching English online.

Teaching Online by Nicky Hockly and Lindsay Clandfield

We find that EFL teachers are increasingly expected to offer elements of their courses online, but very often are not sure where to start, or how to teach online. Useful online tools for setting context - Teaching English Online - Cambridge Assessment English. Cambridge English Write & Improve. Online English Lessons. BBC Learning English - Pronunciation. Supporting every teacher. 350 Good Questions to Ask - The only list of you'll need. Share on StumbleUpon0 shares on StumbleUpon Here is my ridiculously long list of good questions to ask.

350 Good Questions to Ask - The only list of you'll need.

Use them to get a conversation going or as a fun way to pass the time with friends or loved ones. With 350 questions to choose from, I’m confident that everyone can find plenty of good questions to ask! Concept Checking Questions (CCQs) – The Ultimate Guide to CELTA. When presenting new language we have to be able to check that the students have understood the meaning, one way of doing this is to ask CCQs.

Concept Checking Questions (CCQs) – The Ultimate Guide to CELTA

Unfortunately our trainees often struggle with CCQs so I am going to attempt to simplify them here for you. Language item: I went to New Zealand last year. Our focus is past simple to talk about something that happened in the past and is now finished so we need to ask questions that confirm the students understand this usage of the past simple. TeachingEnglish. Why register? Why register on TeachingEnglish?

Why register?

Registration on this site is totally free and allows you to interact with other users as well as add comments and download certain material. You can: build your own profile in an international online community;access our tools for teachers;join monthly online workshops;watch our teaching tips videos;sign up for a variety of teacher training courses; join in discussions with teachers around the world. TeachingEnglish. EFL/ESL Lesson Plan Search Page - Cambridge English. TeachingEnglish. Role play ideas & drama games for ESL teachers and classes. Lesson Plan Various Levels.

How to use Roleplay in ESL - Learning a language is a complex and long process as anyone who has tried will agree.

How to use Roleplay in ESL -

One of the most difficult and frustrating things is making the transition from the classroom to the ‘real’ world. In the classroom, everyone knows you are a student and mistakes are allowed, and the environment is contained and safe. Speaking another language outside the classroom is completely different and often students are lost at sea as soon as they step outside the door. Lists of memorized vocabulary are suddenly useless when ordering in a restaurant. Lesson Materials- PeacheyPublications Catalogue. Lesson Plan- Film English – by Kieran Donaghy.

Katherine Bilsborough: Lesson plans – less is more. You can travel without a list of course but you will avoid a few problems if you spend a bit of time planning – not a whole week though. That would be silly. A few minutes should be enough. Pre-empting problems will bring peace of mind and when it comes to teaching, this is a major defence against burnout and work stress. Lesson Plans Primary School. All Things Topics - Home. Verb PatternsBBC Learning English - Course: intermediate / Unit 29 / Session 2 / Activity 1. Narrative Tenses BBC Learning English - Course: intermediate / Unit 20 / Grammar Reference. Useful online reading resources. Video Based ENGLISH LISTENING COMPREHENSION for ESL Students - Page 1. Learn Languages with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! - English Listening Lesson Library Online. ESL Brains - Unique video-based teaching materials for adults. Teaching Your Adult English Class Online. Published 19 March 2020.

Teaching Your Adult English Class Online

List of Non-Native Online English Teaching Companies - Good Air Language. Last updated on May 27th, 2020 The List of Non-Native Online English Teaching Companies This is a list of ESL jobs for non native English teachers. If you are a non native English speaker who wants to teach English, get qualified and try one of these companies. I will be adding and removing companies from this list if they don’t fit the non-native requirements. Please leave a comment if you have information about these companies that hire non native ESL teachers. Click here for more information about How to Become an Online English Teacher. Click here to go back to the main list. Recently Updated and Added Non-Native Companies: Vivaling, Neska, LinguaTV, Zebra English, AmazingTalker, ABC360, COREnglish, Yeko, DadaABC, iBestTeacher The List. Expanding Opportunities Worldwide. Ideas for adapting group lessons to working on Zoom.

As has happened in much of Europe, Poland has now closed schools, universities and other places where people might gather in the hope of reducing the spread of coronavirus. Our school had its last normal lessons on Wednesday, with Thursday and Friday dedicated to training our teachers how to use Zoom. We start teaching on Monday 16th, so my total experience with Zoom so far has been in the training process. However, I wanted to share what we’ve done and some of the ideas we’ve had for our adapting our standard EFL face-to-face lessons, in the hope that others will be able to build on this. Useful links International House World arranged a live session run by Shaun Wilden on Tuesday 10th, in which he introduced us to Zoom.

I’d also recommend Ceri Jones’s posts on the Cambridge University Press blog: Video Conference Platform For Teaching Online. Published 16 March 2020 Carol Rainbow is an online tutor for The Consultants-E. She has been a teacher for over 40 years and has been teaching online since 2008.

Carol shares advice on using video conference platforms for teaching online. In this blog, she explains how video conference platform Zoom can be used to recreate the classroom environment.