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Contemporary%20Perspectives%20on%20Continuing%20Professional%20Development. Learn English with Subtitles – Applications Android sur Google Play. Language teachers and grammar – should we worry? (Part 1) Please note: this post was co-authored by Steve Smith of The Language Teacher toolkit ( Introduction This is the first of a series of posts on language teachers’ attitudes, beliefs, conceptions and practices in the realm of grammar teaching which will address the following questions: Do teachers know the target language grammar?

Language teachers and grammar – should we worry? (Part 1)

What beliefs do teachers hold about conscious grammar instruction? Where do these beliefs come from? The present post will concern itself with the first of these five questions. The rise-fall-rise of Explicit Grammar Instruction. The Seven Best Film and Video Resource Sites - 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 Film and Video Resource Sites - Kieran Donaghy

Everybody who subscribes to the website in February and March will be entered into the draw. This is the first in a series of posts in which I will look at what I think are some of the best websites, resources, books, short films, and videos for English language teachers and their students. 10 Websites for English Language Students. A few years ago I wrote a blog post about 10 Websites for English Language Teachers. At the time it seemed to be quite popular with readers but it suddenly dawned that I did not write about any websites which would be best suited for learners of English. So read on to find out the 10 websites which I recommend for learners of English. 1. The alphabet of illiteracy. This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by Project Literacy and the theme of literacy.

The alphabet of illiteracy

Students discuss problems related to illiteracy, practise vocabulary related to illiteracy, watch a short film, read a transcript,and watch and discuss a promotional video for a literacy campaign. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes. Language tip of the week: feeling disappointed.

In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners.

Language tip of the week: feeling disappointed

25 maps that explain the English language. By Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer.

25 maps that explain the English language

It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today. The origins of English Where English comes fromEnglish, like more than 400 other languages, is part of the Indo-European language family, sharing common roots not just with German and French but with Russian, Hindi, Punjabi, and Persian. Bloomberg - European Edition.

BBC Podcasts. Super Short Versions Of Classic Books For The Lazy Ones. Guess who’s coming to dinner. Note : All Viralelt posts share the same structure.

Guess who’s coming to dinner

Teacher’s notes appear only on How to use Viralelt. This is done to keep “teacher text” to a minimum and avoid repetition. Before showing your students the video, ask them the following question: A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know. I know the feeling.

A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know

I have been there. You have studied English really hard this year. You have been willing to go the extra mile a thousand times because you knew it was going to be worth your while. You have even burnt the candle at both ends staying up too late and getting up too early when studying for finals. Now you feel really happy with your effort, and it is time to take a breather.

Just by sheer luck, at a party, you are introduced to a British person and you feel it’s your opportunity to shine. “Did he just say something about the skin of my teeth?” Yes. English Teaching - Stypendium specjalne Education USA Academy - laureaci. Z przyjemnością informujemy, że laureatem stypendium umożliwiającego udział w Education USA Academy w lipcu lub sierpniu 2016 r. został Adrian Farnaus, uczeń Gimnazjum Społecznego im.

English Teaching - Stypendium specjalne Education USA Academy - laureaci

Lady Sue Ryder w Woli Batorskiej, rekomendowany przez Małgorzatę Porębską. Grammar for Speaking. My lessons out of the box: Make them speak - Jak sprawić, aby uczniowie chętniej mówili na lekcji języka obcego. Każdy nauczyciel zna to uczucia.

My lessons out of the box: Make them speak - Jak sprawić, aby uczniowie chętniej mówili na lekcji języka obcego.

Stoisz przed grupą, widzisz twarze niewyrażające żadnych myśli i uczuć, mur, jak go przebić? Cultural Skills Academy. TeachingEnglish. Informacja europejska dla młodzieży. Multimedia-English - learn real English, prepare for real life. 12 nouns that are always plurals. Finding small spaces for quick games. Adapting coursebook material – reading and listening texts With most of my classes I have a set coursebook to follow and I often look for ways to adapt texts or individual exercises to include little games.

Finding small spaces for quick games

This post will introduce games that can be used as a stage within a reading or listening lesson, from introduction of the text to discovery of the grammar. In the sections in italics I go into a little more depth and detail, but these concepts could be thought of as quite basic. You can skip past anything in italics if you just want to find the games. Game-based learning. Two Tools for Creating Mobile Language Lessons With QR Codes. Easy reading.