Songs and Activities for English Language Learners. Authentic listening with lower levels: possible and highly recommended. This is one more post in my series of posts about the EVO 2017 session on teaching listening.
In this post I want to summarize one more issue that was raised during the session: the use of authentic materials with lower levels. Below you’ll find some of the ideas and experiences that the teachers participating in the session shared: Watching short clips for funUsing songsGrading the task by using the material as a warmer or a lead inMicro listening: focus on grammarVox pop videos for word hunt or micro listeningWatching the video without the soundSome thoughts on the role of assessment and a case study: following a news storyAuthentic listening (and speaking) out of class But first, let’s look at some pros and cons of using authentic materials with lower levels. A lot of the session participants voiced concerns about using authentic materials with lower level learners, such as: So do lower level learners need to work with authentic materials at all? 1. 2. Florence Nightingale. Five tips for using authentic video in the classroom. How can teachers use video content that isn't designed especially for language learners?
English language teaching materials writer and developer Lewis Lansford explains. These days, learners have easy access to English language input, that is, authentic language in use, such as online videos, social media, and podcasts. Most teachers appreciate that using authentic materials – anything produced for a purpose other than teaching English – can capture and hold learners' attention, and motivate them to improve. But they also know that unfiltered, ungraded content can be hard to understand. Speakers often speak quickly, and use grammar and vocabulary that learners haven’t yet mastered. With a few tips and tricks, these challenges can be overcome, and the classroom can be brought to life. 1. When we say 'listening', we often assume that we’re talking about listening to people speak. 2. 3. 4. Some videos are more accessible to language learners than others. 5. Outils numériques et classe inversée en langues vivantes au collège.
Psychology for Educators [And More] A lesson plan for all levels – in 10 ½ simple steps Preparation: Some fascinating recent studies have shown that on average teachers spend about 30 min preparing for each of their classes.
Meanwhile other studies (conducted on planet Earth this time) show that such a time allocation may actually be unrealistic. This post is for teachers who live on planet Earth and who know that there are times when one may have to enter a classroom having only had a couple of minutes to prepare (not that such a thing has ever happened to me… ). TapeWrite. Créer un blog audio. Tapewrite est un service en ligne qui permet de créer une sorte de blog audio dans lequel les articles sont des genres de podcasts qui peuvent être illustrés.
Difficile de présenter le concept de Tapewrite. Il me fait penser à un service type Medium mais pour le son. Même s’il n’a pas été conçu spécifiquement pour cela, Tapewrite peut être d’une grande utilité dans un contexte de classe inversée. Après vous être inscrit, Tapewrite vous permet de personnaliser une page publique dans laquelle vous allez publier vos enregistrements.
Pour cela rien de plus simple, il suffit de donner un titre et une description à votre article. La particularité et véritable valeur ajoutée de Tapewrite, c’est la possibilité ensuite d’ajouter des « cartes » ou diapositives à l’endroit où vous le souhaitez dans votre enregistrement. Ces diapositives qui viennent appuyer votre son peuvent être partagées d’un clic sur les réseaux sociaux, elles peuvent être commentées ou archivées. Sur le même thème. Stepping Stones Basic. Learn english by doing it. 100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers. YouTube has earned a reputation for featuring brain cell-slaughtering fare such as the truly abysmal Fred and playing host to the some of the most depressingly stupid comments this side of Yahoo!
News. But for every participant liberally dishing out misspelled racist, sexist and homophobic talking points, there is at least one whose channel genuinely offers something provocative and educational. For teachers hoping to infuse multimedia into their classrooms, YouTube makes for an excellent starting point. Plenty of universities, nonprofits, organizations, museums and more post videos for the cause of education both in and out of schools. The following list compiles some of the ones most worthy of attention, as they feature plenty of solid content appealing to their respective audiences and actively try to make viewers smarter. Understanding. Randall's favorite listening activities on his site (Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab) 1.
A Story to Remember: - A story of a man who was approached by an alien creature. Or was it? 2. Car Repairs: - A man has real problems trying to get his car fixed in a small town.3. PlayPhrase.me: Search & Play Soundbites From Movies. By Kieran Donaghy. Best Music to Learn English. Here are my top 5 music artists that English students should listen to.
They have been chosen because they have clear pronunciation and great vocabulary (by great I mean interesting and useful- none of this street ganksta talk or old-fashioned nonsense that people just don’t say in real life). 1) George Ezra George Ezra is a singer from Hertford England. He sings folk-rock music and his album “Wanted on Voyage” was the third biggest selling album in the UK last year. Check out his song Listen to the Man on Youtube. 2) Bruno Mars Bruno Mars is an American singer who was born in Hawaii. Check out the songs: “Just the way you are” “The Lazy Song” and “Locked out of Heaven” on youtube.