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The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites. Last week, my classes all of a sudden became more challenging. Instead of teaching two separate classes of United States History to Intermediate English Language Learners, one double-block period of Beginning ELL’s, and one period of IB Theory of Knowledge, my schedule now looks like this: First Period: U.S.

History to Intermediate ELL’s Second Period: Prep Third and Fourth Period: Combined class of Beginners and Intermediates Fifth Period: U.S. Sixth Period: Theory of Knowledge It’s all going to work out fine, and I’ll certainly get some new good ideas out of it to add to my upcoming book on teaching ELL’s (Katie Hull, my co-author and colleague, and I just submitted our 90,000 word manuscript to editors over the weekend — it will be published next July, and I’ll have time to make additions in December). But it did force me to make some changes to my new English class blog. I just copied the sidebar from the class blog and pasted it here. Let me know what you think — am I missing something? 10 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Learn English Faster. Language is the most powerful communication tool.

Learning different languages is the current trend among youngsters. There are a large number of ways you can learn or develop your skills in a specific language, by attending coaching from expert teachers or by conventional methods of reading and practice. Have you ever thought that your smart phone can be your teacher for teaching languages? Although you are a new learner or you just want to improve your English, here is a list of 10 new mobile apps for both Android and iOS that will improve your language. Most of these apps will teach you language in such a way that you’ll never get bored of it. Memrise The power of Memrise is now available in pocket-sized format for on the go learning. LearnEnglish Grammar (US Edition) LearnEnglish Grammar is a top interactive grammar practice app designed to help improve English grammar accuracy. Learn English, Speak English by SpeakingPal Busuu Phrasalstein Listen & Speak Carton – free English.

23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English. September 6, 2014 Below are some valuable resources for ELL and ESL teachers. With these resources, you can find great ways to communicate more effectively, explore lessons, and be a great ELL teacher. Check out this lexicon that offers images demonstrating the true meaning of the word, making it easier for English language learners to understand. On this website, you’ll find quizzes, word games, puzzles, and a random sentence generator to help students better grasp English as a second language. Bab.la is a really fun site for ELL learners, with reference tools like a dictionary and vocabulary, supplemented with quizzes, games, and a community forum.

On this site, you’ll find free English videos for both students and teachers. Okanagan College’s resource offers 13 different unit lessons for learning and teaching English pronunciation. In this website from the BBC, students can find help with grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, with plenty of references to current events. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English.

Mocomi.com - Where kids can learn, discover, explore, play and more! Simple free learning tools for students and teachers | Quizlet. Curriculet. Curriculet frees up my time outside of the classroom - no more collecting reading questions, trying to spot-check them, giving points for writing something down, whether or not they actually did the reading or understood it. - Jessica Rice, English Teacher at Summit Preparatory High School With Curriculet, I can not only change our reading instruction on a classroom level by flipping the instruction, but also influence reading instruction on a departmental level by encouraging the department to expand the curriculum: we can read MORE in less time with Curriculet. - Kate Baker, English teacher at Southern Regional high School I cannot WAIT to share this with my colleagues.

This is going to revolutionize the way I can teach info texts, short stories, and excerpts from novels! - Morgan Toal, English teacher at Lakewood middle school. PowerMyLearning Educational Games & Learning Activities for Kids. English For All. Lições em vídeo Todos vídeos. Learn English free with USA Learns! Learn English, anytime day or night. A site for adults to improve English speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, spelling, writing and grammar. Start Now <a href="signup.cfm" id="bttnStartNow"><span>Start Now</span></a> The perfect way to learn English online! USA Learns is a great way to learn English online by watching interesting videos and completing educational activities. Citizen Sort. Citizen Sort is a research project where (extra)ordinary members of the public can do real science by playing games.

Citizen Sort has activities for all types of players: Happy Match, a sorting game for science-minded folk and Hunt & Gather, a classification tool for professional scientists and their assistants. Make sure to check out Forgotten Island too. Players can mix up science with some light exploring, a mystery adventure, and an evil robot. Who says nature nerds get to have all the fun? We are a group of researchers and student developers at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies.

For more than a year, we have been designing video games that entertain and advance science. Now, we're excited to share them with the world! We come from a diversity of backgrounds: information science, human-computer interaction (HCI), computer science, and the visual arts. Learn more by reading about us, or get to know our team of developers. Connect with English. Connect with English. Duolingo | Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and English for free.

Connect with English. Foreign Languages - how to video tutorials Spanish, French, Vietnamese (Most viewed) Instreamia - Courses. Easy English news, short news, English story, reading skills for you. Film English | by Kieran Donaghy. WeSpeke. Voxy. Languages - Quick Fix - Essential phrases in 40 languages. Instreamia - Courses. CultureTalk. CultureTalk by Region and Country About CultureTalk CultureTalk features video clips of interviews and discussions with people from many different countries and of many different ages and walks of life. Some interviews and discussions are in English; more are in the language(s) of the countries involved. Translations and/or transcripts are given for all non-English video clips.

Topics include family, food, education, religious and cultural customs, work, art, sport, travel, and more. CultureTalk interviews are conducted primarily by Five College international students who are citizens of the countries included in the project. Students should be aware that these videos reflect actual authentic speech, with all the stops, starts, and hesitancies that come with everyday conversation. Funding for CultureTalk comes from grants from The Andrew W. The ideas and opinions presented in CultureTalk videos are those of the participants. Resources for World Languages - Five College Center for the Study of World Languages. Total immersion, Serious fun! with Hello-World!

Language Flash Cards in 9 Languages: 12 Lessons Each | Imendi.com. Learn a Language | Free Online Language Learning. Phraseum - language learning online. My Best of series. You can find all of my “Best” lists in broad categories here. The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on another page where they are listed in the chronological order in which I originally posted them.

You can find that link at the top of my blog by first clicking on About and then scrolling down to Websites of the Year. Two thousand “Best” lists are a lot of best lists! Of course, Control + F on PCs and Command + F on Macs are great ways to search for keywords on those lists when you’re looking for something. In an effort to make them both further accessible and to update many of them, I began posting “Best Lists Of The Week.”

I’ve created about sixty-five of them so far and they encompass a few hundred “Best” lists. I hope you find the lists, and the way they’re organized, helpful! Please note that I continually update and revise all of the lists. “Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Learning About Art & Creating It Reading. 7+ Ideas & Resources for Wrapping Up the School Year with a Bang! “Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” - Yvonne Woon As the end of the year approaches, you might find that your students are driving you crazy. Don’t worry! You are not alone in this feeling. Students often get restless towards the end of their classes. After completing their necessary tests and completing the majority of their coursework, they tend to listen less and lose their initial motivation and focus.

They anticipate their school break and want to get in plenty of quality time with their friends who they might not see during their time off from school. Invite Guest Speakers Just like children begin to tune out their parents when asked to clean their rooms or do other chores, they also tune out their teachers. Play Games Students can play classroom games to get them moving and learning.

You can also get students to play learning games on their mobile phones or on the web. Get Them Moving Take Them on Virtual Field Trips Reflect. Learn 46 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, English & More. Get FREE Audio Books from Audible.com and Audiobooks.com How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages, including Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Italian, Russian and more.

Download audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and you're good to go. Amharic Foreign Service Institute Basic Amharic - Audio - TextbookLessons with dialogues, drills, exercises, and narratives will teach you the basics of this language spoken in Ethiopia. Includes samples of speech, explanations of basic language structures, and a variety of practical exercises. Features two textbooks (PDF) and eleven audio lessons (MP3). Ancient Greek Ancient Greek Introduction - Web SiteThe UT-Austin Linguistics Research Center provides an overview of Ancient Greek and 10 lessons based on famous Greek texts. Arabic Bookmark our free Arabic lessons section. Bambara Bambara in Mali - Web SiteLessons from the Peace Corps. Bulgarian Cambodian Catalan Chinese Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Finnish Lao. Curriculet. PowerMyLearning Educational Games & Learning Activities for Kids. English For All. Pt.englishcentral. Language Empires - TOP Learning Apps for Communication and English Language Arts Skills.

Shmoop: Homework Help, Teacher Resources, Test Prep. Ictmagic.wikispaces. FlockDraw - Free Online Drawing Tool - Collaborative Group Whiteboard. CoSketch.com - Online Whiteboard Collaboration. Destination Modern Art. The Artist's Toolkit: Explore | ArtsConnectEd. Simple English Wikipedia Educator Review. What's It Like?

Simple English Wikipedia is an adapted version of the regular Wikipedia site for English learners, younger students, or anyone who struggles with reading. While the homepage looks very similar to the regular Wikipedia site, the articles are written using basic vocabulary and grammar. The site has over 100,000 articles; students can search by keyword, or choose a topic from a set of knowledge groups like Sciences or Culture.

There are also links to other Simple English projects like Wiktionary. There's also a Book Creator function that allows students doing research to collect a group of related articles in one place. Is It Good For Learning? With its basic vocabulary and grammar, Simple English Wikipedia can be a great tool to help some intermediate and advanced English learners access information and articles. Some teachers are wary about using Wikipedia as a research source, and with good reason – anyone can write and edit articles. How Can Teachers Use It? Phrasal Verbs Machine Educator Review. What's It Like? Phrasal Verbs Machine helps students learn how to use phrasal verbs, the multiple-word grammatical constructions that are notoriously tough for non-native speakers and a challenge for many native speakers.

To illustrate common phrasal verbs, brief animations feature The Amazing Phraso, a mustachioed Victorian-era circus performer who "looks for" his glasses, "lines up" tickets, and "meets up" with a friend. The app's visual style is appealing: Phraso himself is simply and expressively drawn, and the animations are quick. In Phrasal Verbs View, kids can explore phrasal verbs one by one, viewing their definitions and a seconds-long animation that illustrates the action. In the Exercise section, kids watch the same animations -- this time, at random -- and then pick the phrasal verb that best describes the action in the clip. One thing worth noting is that the app is designed by British English speakers. Is It Good For Learning? How Can Teachers Use It? Oh Noah! Educator Review.

What's It Like? Oh Noah! Is a PBS-based website that offers students a multi-pronged approach to learning Spanish vocab. With its funny, story-based interface, kids are encouraged to take an easygoing, just-try-it approach to learning languages. Students who are learning Spanish, as well as Spanish speakers who are learning English (perfect for a multilingual classroom), could benefit.

The site is organized into four main categories: videos, games, activities (that include printables), and characters. Is It Good For Learning? So much of learning a new language is trial and error and being willing to look a little silly. How Can Teachers Use It? You can find suggested offline activities to support learning in a section specifically created for teachers via the link to PBS Teachers.

Help students practice some of the vocab that Noah learns by planting the same objects in class or introducing students to similar experiences in school. Mango Languages Educator Review. What's It Like? Mango Languages offers more than 45 language courses and ESL instruction in 17 languages. Parents and children who register for Mango Passport, designed to help travelers learn grammar, pronunciation, and conversation skills, can download the desktop application and then use the system without an Internet connection.

Mango's K-12 edition is a subscription-based online program designed for teachers, students, and media specialists. Like Mango Passport, it focuses on conversational skills; Mango Languages says it can be a beneficial supplement to school language curriculum. The edition currently includes more than 45 language courses, ranging from Mandarin to Turkish, and 15 ESL courses. Is It Good For Learning? Mango Languages' impressive design features an interactive system with memory-building and critical thinking exercises that show kids how to put new words into practical use. How Can Teachers Use It?