background preloader

Resources for learners

Facebook Twitter

Robert Louis Stevenson - The Body Snatcher (audio) Robert Louis Stevenson was born in 1850 in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, into a family of serious Christians and famous engineers.

Robert Louis Stevenson - The Body Snatcher (audio)

His grandfather built lighthouses and this became a family tradition. Although Stevenson went to university to study engineering, when this was unsuccessful, he changed to law. However, he decided early in life to become a writer. He wrote some novels when he was in his twenties that made him immediately successful, including Treasure Island with the well-known pirate Long John Silver, as well as the famous short story, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Stevenson was well-respected as a writer all his life and was financially successful, but he was often very ill and spent his last years travelling from one warm climate to another. Every night, the four of us sat in the George Hotel – the undertaker, the landlord, Fettes and myself.

One dark winter night, a neighbour suddenly became sick and the man's doctor was called from London. 'Macfarlane! ' English listening exercises and tests with selected talks. English Levels (Based on the CEFR) A2: Basic - Elementary B1: Intermediate B2: Upper Intermediate C1: Advanced A1-Beginner and C2-Proficiency levels not available.

English listening exercises and tests with selected talks

Difficulty: 2.59 Angela Patton: A father-daughter dance ... in prison Difficulty: 2.82 Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Difficulty: 2.98 Joachim de Posada: Don't eat the marshmallow! Difficulty: 3.08 David Hoffman: What happens when you lose everything Difficulty: 3.28 Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box Difficulty: 3.31 Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there's good news) English listening exercises and tests with selected talks. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 15 Excellent YouTube Channels for Language Teachers and ESL Learners. January 13, 2017 YouTube hosts a treasure trove of excellent educational content that speaks to the learning needs of a wide variety of audiences.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 15 Excellent YouTube Channels for Language Teachers and ESL Learners

Some of this content is created by dedicated teachers and educators who took it upon themselves to promote learning beyond the traditional walls of their classrooms. For instance, in the area of English language learning, there are numerous language teachers (including EFL and ESL) who have set their own YouTube channels and provide video lessons covering almost everything related to language learning. Today's post highlights some of these channels. The purpose is to provide language teachers with relevant video resources that they can use in their instruction in class.

Check out the list below and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page. 1- BBC Learning English BBC Learning English provides ‘great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos.’2- Best of Learning English. What Is Eye Tracking? In the simplest terms, eye tracking is the measurement of eye activity.

What Is Eye Tracking?

Where do we look? What do we ignore? When do we blink? How does the pupil react to different stimuli? The concept is basic, but the process and interpretation can be quite complex. Eye tracking data is collected using either a remote or head-mounted ‘eye tracker’ connected to a computer. There are many different methods of exploring eye data. Beyond the analysis of visual attention, eye data can be examined to measure the cognitive state and workload of a participant. Think of all the ways that you will use your eyes today. The automotive, medical and defense industries have applied eye tracking technology to make us safer. To see examples of how EyeTracking, Inc. has applied its technology in different contexts, check out our case studies. The Seven Best Video Website for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy. As part of the launch of the website I’m organising a prize draw for my new book Film in Action.

The Seven Best Video Website for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy

Everybody who subscribes to the website in the months of February and March will be entered into the draw. The Internet now offers students the opportunity to improve their lexical, listening and speaking skills through watching short film clips, videos and short films. Here are my seven favourite sites. English Central Possibly the best website for students to improve their vocabulary, listening, speaking and pronunciation. English Attack A aimed specifically at young students which uses clips from movies and TV series; music videos, themed visual glossaries; learning games and social networking to help language learners improve their English.

Learn English Teens Film UK A British Council website which gives students the opportunity to watch innovative short films made by young people, and do a variety of activities designed around the films. Go Animate Zimmer Twins Bombay TV Clip Flair. The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners. These are links to websites that English Language Learners can easily and quickly use– without having to register or sign-in (or download) — to aid them in spelling, pronouncing, learning the meaning, etc. of a word or phrase they are trying to read or write.

The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners

My students and I often find them very helpful. Having access to them provides a greater sense of self-reliance and confidence that they can find many answers (or confirmation of information they knew already) on their own and very quickly. And it dramatically reduces the number of “simple” questions I have to answer so I can focus on assisting students in higher-level learning or spend time with those who have special needs.