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Create. Share. Learn. Where everyone can create, publish, share and take tests, exercises and assignments. 50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language. Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get!

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language

Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Websites Resource tools, printables, and other great stuff for ELL educators are all available on these sites.

Articles & Advice Check out resource lists, journal articles, and ideas for best practices in ELL on these links. Organizations Take advantage of the great opportunities and resources available from these organizations that benefit ELL teachers. ESL English Language Learning - Adult Literacy - Listening & Reading - Audiobooks - Stories. Fun with Halloween Magnetic Poetry. If you’re ready to combine a little bit of holiday fun with Google Drawings, then Shake Up Learning has created and shared a really cool must-try activity for you and your class: A Halloween-themed magnetic poetry template containing nearly 100 words.

Fun with Halloween Magnetic Poetry

The students start out with a creepy palette that looks something like this: Life Skills Resources and Featured Courses. Home - DreamreaderDreamreader. Halloween - Giant List of Free Halloween Teaching Links and Resources. BusyTeacher.org Mobile. EngVid. ESL - Real English Videos & Lessons. Completely Free! Real English is a Registered Trademark of The Marzio School. Christmas Lesson Plan for ESL/EFL Teachers. Shelby Fox has kindly shared her lesson plan based on Christmas.

Christmas Lesson Plan for ESL/EFL Teachers

Take it away, Shelby… Talking about holidays and cultural practices can be quite interesting as holidays come up. It also gives both the teacher and student a chance to learn more about the other’s culture and learn about the person on a more personal level. This lesson plan on Christmas traditions gives the student a chance to learn phrasal verbs, Christmas vocabulary, and a chance to practice holiday conversation. Great Grammar Websites for Adult ELLs.

My recent blog post, “Unearthing the Secrets of Successful Adult ELLs (Part 2),” explored some of the secrets of successful language learners.

Great Grammar Websites for Adult ELLs

Two things are clear: (1) successful language learners don’t depend exclusively on their classroom teacher to master English grammar and (2) they seek out every possible opportunity to fill their ears with the sound of authentic English. In this blog post, I will explore some of the remarkable grammar resources available for free on the Internet. Next time, we will look at Web-based listening resources. There are, of course, dozens of websites that ELLs can use to hone their grammar. Medical English worksheets, teaching resources and free printable activities for healthcare professionals. "Top Ten" Herramientas 2.0 imprescindibles en clase de lenguas.

Cuando los profesores nos adentramos en el mundo y en uso de las TIC normalmente nos vemos atrapados por la multiplicidad de opciones que se despliegan ante nosotros.

"Top Ten" Herramientas 2.0 imprescindibles en clase de lenguas

Die Ultimative Toolliste zum Englisch lernen - SprachenlernBlog.com. Du hast dich also entschieden Englisch zu lernen.

Die Ultimative Toolliste zum Englisch lernen - SprachenlernBlog.com

365 Creative Writing Prompts - ThinkWritten ThinkWritten. If you want to become a better writer, the best thing you can do is practice writing every single day.

365 Creative Writing Prompts - ThinkWritten ThinkWritten

But we know sometimes it can be hard to think of what to write about! So we put together this list of 365 creative writing prompts to give you something to write about daily. Whether you write short stories, poems, or like to keep a journal – these will stretch your imagination and give you some ideas on what to write about! 1. Outside the Window: What’s the weather outside your window doing right now? Visiting London Anytime Soon? You May Hear This British English Vocabulary On The Streets. I saw this entertaining infographic the other day and shared it on Facebook.

Visiting London Anytime Soon? You May Hear This British English Vocabulary On The Streets

We’re coming to the time of year when many people will be visiting London as part of their holidays or English Language courses. For those of you who plan to visit this wonderful city, you will inevitably come across a lot of the expressions highlighted below. You may hear them or see them written on signs in restaurants, cafes, shops or out and about. As for the insults, I hope you don’t hear them, but I’m afraid you may just be within earshot of an angry person or irate motorist, in which case you will hear some of them.

You will hear many of the slang terms as they are widely used. Guide to Language Levels. Here I explain the official levels of language learning with examples of each level.

Guide to Language Levels

There is also a quick test you can do to see what your real level of English is. This is the Common European Framework. Although not all schools or countries use it, I think it is the most accurate system and the easiest to use. There are 6 levels. LISTEN, WRITE AND READ Sentences for Sight Word Dictation. » 14 Expressions with Crazy Origins that You Would Never Have Guessed. Guest post by Anais John You probably use tons of expressions, idioms, and slang phrases every day that don’t make literal sense.

» 14 Expressions with Crazy Origins that You Would Never Have Guessed

If you ever thought long and hard about why you say something a certain way, you could probably make a guess. Learnenglish.britishcouncil. Stick to Language Learning: A Review of FlashSticks - LATG. My office is almost always messy; a fact that irritates my wife and leads my feet to small sharp objects from time to time. Every so often I attempt to clean it a little bit but following Christmas this year I am finally able to take advantage of the piles of junk and use my disorderly ways to boost my French vocabulary. What can I say, I’m an opportunist! Having junk everywhere means that I can now use my brand new FlashSticks notes to make my office even messier. FlashSticks are – quite simply – sticky flashcards that you can post all over things in your home, office, school or, well, anywhere really. I’m sure they’re not the first people to realize that sticking word tags on everything is a decent way to improve your language skills, but they do appear to be the first ones to literally use custom Post-It notes.

As you go about your life, wandering about your home you passively encounter words as you wander your typical route between the computer, the fridge and the keurig. 5 Reasons You Should Use Evernote for Language Learning. I’m a very disorganized person. More often than not my desk looks like it was hit by a charging rhino and the orderliness of my office isn’t especially far from that of my college dorm rooms. In order to keep my language learning projects organized and the clutter on my desk and in my head to a minimum I use the mobile and desktop app Evernote to keep on top of things. I highly recommend this app to all language learners – especially those with organizational issues. Here’s why: The entire point of Evernote is to create notes, lists, reminders, and jot down your thoughts whether you’re on the go, sitting at home or in the office.

Use this very basic feature to create a study plan. IPA Tutorial Lesson Three. In the last lesson in our International Alphabet Tutorial, I mentioned that IPA consonant symbols in English are pretty simple. That’s because IPA symbols used to write consonants in most dialects of English are exactly the same as they are in “regular” writing. The following symbols are completely self-explanatory: /p/, /b/, /t/, /d/, /k/, /g/, /m/, /n/, /f/, /v/, /s/, /z/, /h/, /l/. Simple, right? By Kieran Donaghy. Innovative Grammar Mind Map Is Perfect For Teaching English.

I tend to be an extremely linear thinker, so I don’t always love mind maps. Even though each branch can be fairly linear, something about the whole branching visualization of it doesn’t usually speak to me. I ran across this one today, and despite its many branches, I really like it. Grammar can be tricky. Five Fantastic Film sites for ELT.

Using video in the classroom is a great way to engage learners in the material, either from a topic perspective or with a particular language point. Young learners in particular seem to love the moving image and it can be a great way of providing a change of focus or as a visually supported alternative to a standard listening activity. These sites all do a great job of making film the focus.

Here they are in no particular order: Film English Kieran Donaghy’s award winning site takes short, authentic films and develops lesson plans around them. My Journey So Far -“What’s Your Story” Blog Challenge with a Human Touch. Vicky Loras is an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) educator whom I hold in the highest esteem. Not only is she an excellent teacher, she is extremely generous with her time and takes huge pleasure in sharing her knowledge with her colleagues in the ELT (English Language Teaching) community.

In 2011, she launched the “What’s Your Story” Blog Challenge where she encouraged her colleagues to write and share their story. We could write about “anything you consider important in your life or career, that has helped shape you as a person or educator.” The challenge is up and running again, and I’ve decided to rise to this challenge and share with you my story of how I became an English Language Teacher. So here goes. Creative Ways to Say No - learn English,communication,vocabulary,english. IELTS. Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction. The illustrations were created as part of the Visuals for Developing Communication Skills in Foreign Language Classes project, initated by Paul Toth, former Director of the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center.

It was funded by the Provost through the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) as part of the Innovation in Education Awards program, and brought to completion by Paul's successors, Dawn McCormick and David Quinto-Pozos. All of the illustrations were drawn by Alec Sarkas from the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE). The project was managed by Nick Laudato and Bill Johnston from CIDDE. Search for an image… Browse the collection… Contact us with comments and questions about this collection.The University of Pittsburgh provides access to the digital materials on the Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction web site for educational and research purposes only. Free books. English Teaching Resources. How to get started as an online teacher of English.

Activities for English Language Learners. 6 Essential Digital Language Learning Tools That Will Turn You Into a Language Master - Languages Around the Globe. Most of us would most love to become polyglots or at least very fluent in a certain language. Naturally, becoming a polyglot is no easy task and involves thousands of hours of exposure to input in the target language and/or more formal study. If we look at some of the best-known polyglots in the world today, such as Luca Lampariello, Alexander Arguelles, Steve Kaufmann, Stuart Jay Raj, Alex Rawlings, and Richard Simcott, one thing becomes very clear: what all them have in common is not exactly an amazing talent for language learning, but a deep knowledge of how to learn languages.

Seven Things I Learned in Seven Years. This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Maria Popova and her reflections on what she has learned since she set up her wonderful website Brain Pickings titled Seven Things I Have Learned in Seven Years of Reading, Writing and Living. Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners. The number of English-Language Learners in the United States is growing rapidly, including many states that have not previously had large immigrant populations. As teachers try to respond to the needs of these students, here are a few basic best practices that might help. Sharing teaching and English language ideas and resources with EFL/ESL teachers. LearnEnglishTeens. About me - eslchallenge. Cool Sites and Tools for ESL & EFL Learners. Joanna malefaki-My ELT rambles.

Fun tasks and the 1st conditionalA bit about conditionals In student grammar books, conditionals are usually divided into zero, first, second, third and mixed conditionals. LearnEnglish Grammar (UK edition) 50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media. Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room. " Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket.

Geoff Jordan vs. Duolingo. More than a million people a day connect to Duolingo, an app which claims to help people learn a foreign language by guiding them through a series of translation exercises. Here are a few examples: Mystery Story / Narrative Tenses. 5 Favorite Apps for PBL Language Learning. Niños. Adultos. Create free flash cards. Using the text chat feature to teach English online - EnglishUp. 30 Awesome British Slang Terms You Should Start Using Immediately. Student Engagement: Resource Roundup. 6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing. Project-based Learning Framework - Teaching the Teacher. Inspiring Creativity with Storytelling. Printables. Cool Sites and Tools for ESL & EFL Learners. 30 Reasons Why Your Blog Can Make A Difference - Official WizIQ Teach Blog.

TOEFL TOEIC IELTS and other materials: New International Express - Intermediate (Student's book + Pocket Book + Workbook + Class Audio CDs) Copia de international express intermediate student book. NTeQ. English Language Arts. ESL Winter Olympics Lesson Plans and Materials. Macmillan Skillful. Exam format of Cambridge English: Key (KET) for Schools. CUPIDON. +40 000 Free ESL worksheets made by teachers for teachers. Learn English Online with Free Business English Lessons.

Podcast - Thriving Life Talk Radio. Learn English, Learn through English, Learn about English. Learn English American Accent. ESL Podcast. Tech Tools for Teachers: Podcasting. Autoenglish.org. Onestopenglish: Number one for English language teachers. English Verb Tenses (Form, Use, Explanations, Online Exercises, and More!) DIAGNOSTIC TEST - 7th grade - Level 3. VerbWheelMain.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)

BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy Teachers Like YOU! Your Online English Class. Videos - Fairy tales - Readingiscool. Grammarman Comic. Shakespeare. Quick Language Games from GamesforLanguage.com. Games for the language classroom: Who wants to be a millionaire.