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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 (www.frenchteacher.net) 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? 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 Explicit Grammar Instruction (henceforth EGI) was the primary mode of language instruction from the Romans to the first half of the 20th century.

The effective integration of EGI into communicative language teaching or task-based learning is not without challenges. 3.Caveat Please also note that for reasons of space we shall discuss only studies which we deem as representative of each research strand and topic. 4. 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. 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.

All of the posts will be titled ‘The Seven Best …‘ There is now a wealth of online video and film resources for both language teachers and their students. Here I’m going to recommend the seven sites that I have found most useful and engaging. Sites for students Learn English Teens Film UK A British Council website which gives learners the opportunity to watch amazing films made by young people, and do a variety of activities designed around the films.

Simple English Videos Speechyard Sites for teachers Viral ELT – All at C Lessonstream Film English. 10 Websites for English Language Students | ELT Experiences. 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. ESOL Courses This wonderful self-study website, ESOL Courses, is great for students as all lessons are available online, there is no registration so lessons are free and they cover a range of areas as well as levels. 2. I have been using the BBC Learning English website since I first started English language teaching in South Korea. 3.

This website, Five Minute English, was one that I came across by accident and it contains quite a number of lessons which focus on listening, grammar, vocabulary as well as a range of other skills. 4. 5. 6. 7. English at Home is a great website for students as there is a focus on spoken English, vocabulary and grammar. 8. The alphabet of illiteracy. This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by Project Literacy and the theme of literacy.

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 Activity: Discussing problems related to illiteracy, watching a short film, reading a transcript, watching and discussing a video Topic: Illiteracy Language: Vocabulary related to illiteracy Materials: Short film, transcript and short video Downloadable materials: the alphabet of illiteracy lesson instructions alphabet of illiteracy transcript Support Film English Step 1 Write illiterate on the board. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5. Language tip of the week: feeling disappointed. In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners.

In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items. This set of language tips will explore different ways to talk about emotions. This week’s tip looks at ways of saying that someone feels disappointed: Did you know that Macmillan Dictionary includes a full thesaurus? Browse the list under the ‘language tips‘ tag here on the blog for more useful language tips. 25 maps that explain the English language. English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. 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 1) Where English comes from English, 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. 2) Where Indo-European languages are spoken in Europe today Saying that English is Indo-European, though, doesn’t really narrow it down much. 3) The Anglo-Saxon migration 4) The Danelaw The next source of English was Old Norse. 5)The Norman Conquest 6) The Great Vowel Shift The spread of English Credits. 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. 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: “If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would you choose?” Do you think it’s important for families to eat together at least once a day? When is the best time for the family to eat together: during breakfast, lunch or dinner? Which two of the above questions are being discussed? Download “Question time” and the “Sitting comfortably?” A : Further video A rather special pepper pot which jams screens during family mealtimes. B : Roleplay / Conversation activity Organise your students in groups of four.

C : Newspaper articles Like this: Like Loading... A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know. I know the feeling. 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. At last, after struggling for a long time with English pronunciation you are able to communicate in English fluently and understand native speakers pretty well, at least in an academic context. 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. In this quiz you’ll find some very common idioms used by native speakers. Blog de Cristina is also on facebook. Tool used: Riddle Do you know what these idioms mean ? If something is on your bucket list You need to buy it quickly If you rock. 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. Lady Sue Ryder w Woli Batorskiej, rekomendowany przez Małgorzatę Porębską. Jak napisał o sobie laureat, jego marzeniem jest studiowanie reżyserii w jednej z najlepszych szkół filmowych lub rozpoczęcie studiów na jednym z kierunków informatycznych. Praktycznie każdą chwilę wolnego czasu przeznaczam na zwiększanie moich umiejętności w jednej z tych dziedzin. Piszę scenariusze filmowe, szczegółowo analizuję większość obejrzanych produkcji, staram się szkolić w operowaniu kamerą, montażu. Z drugiej strony moim konikiem jest tworzenie stron internetowych, uczę się języków programowania, wymyślam pomysły na aplikacje - mówi o sobie Adrian.

Na liście rezerwowej znalazły się dwie osoby: Lidia Majda z Gimnazjum im. 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. Stoisz przed grupą, widzisz twarze niewyrażające żadnych myśli i uczuć, mur, jak go przebić? Na lekcji język obcego wydaje się to szczególnie istotne.

Przecież to umiejętność mówienia na lekcji języka jest kluczowa. Bywa jednak pomijana przez część nauczycieli, z różnych przyczyn: brak chęci ze strony uczestników, bariera w mówieniu w języku obcym, brak pomysłu na ciekawa metodę... Poniżej podzielę się kilkoma sposobami, które stosuję w pracy z gimnazjalistami. Zaczerpnęłam je z rozmaitych szkoleń, zmodyfikowałam lub sama wymyśliłam.

Spinacze Metoda służy rzetelnej i motywującej ocenie aktywności uczniów. A swoją drogą spinaczy można używać do wielu innych ciekawych rozwiązań przy metodach aktywnych, ale o tym innym razem. Walk and talk Przygotowuję karteczki z pytaniami lub zagadnieniami do przedyskutowania. Zalety ćwiczenia: wszyscy uczniowie w krótkim czasie mogą mówić.

Agony Aunt Zaletą metody jest ruch i swobodna rozmowa z różnymi partnerami. Cultural Skills Academy | British Council Polska. Tworzenie modeli biznesowych: 6-8 kwietnia 2016Budowanie publiczności: 13-15 kwietnia 2016 Planowanie strategii w mediach cyfrowych 18-20 kwietnia 2016 Zapisy kończą się 15 marca 2016. Każdy z kursów trwa 3 dni. Zajęcia prowadzone są w języku angielskim; odbywają się w godz. 9:00–17:00. Centrum Konferencyjne Zielnaul. Zielna 3700-108 Warszawa Tworzenie modeli biznesowych Kurs adresowany jest do doświadczonych pracowników sektora kultury i przemysłów kreatywnych, którzy chcą poznać nowe metody tworzenia modeli biznesowych oraz szukają możliwości rozwoju swojej organizacji, w szczególności w zakresie zawierania strategicznych partnerstw z innymi instytucjami działającymi w sektorze kultury.

Wśród tematów: potencjał sektora w zakresie tworzenia wartości (value creation) – estetycznej, społecznej i finansowejmierzenie efektywności działańznaczenie inteligencji emocjonalnej w tworzeniu modeli biznesowychtworzenie i wdrażanie modeli biznesowych i finansowych Budowanie publiczności Wśród tematów: TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC. Bez języka jak bez ręki | Informacja europejska dla młodzieży. Multimedia-English - learn real English, prepare for real life. 12 nouns that are always plurals. If you, like me, are a half-ashamed watcher of various fashion reality shows, you might be familiar with phrases like I’d like to pair this with a navy pant or Maybe a smoky eye and a red lip. There is an assumption of an implied plural when the singular versions of these words are used in this way; relatively few people would be brave enough to use lipstick on only one lip. Outside of the fashion industry, though, you’d be more likely to refer to eyes, lips, and pants (or trousers in British English).

There is a distinction that, with body parts, we have no problem thinking about a single eye or a single lip, but what of a single pant or trouser? Why do these words almost invariably come as a plural? Well, without knowing it, you’ve been using a plurale tantum, Latin for ‘plural only’ and used for ‘a noun which is used only in plural form, or which is used only in plural form in a particular sense or senses.’ The list below explores some common pluralia tantum (for such is the plural): 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. 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. Prediction ‘quiz’ In both reading and listening practice, an element of prediction from your students is useful to encourage engagement with the text and develop their skills of reading for gist and scanning for detail. From a reading or listening lesson, using questions from the coursebook or a few of your own, create a multiple choice quiz. Definitions from the text Sentence sorting Error buzz-in Thanks for reading! Game-based learning. Two Tools for Creating Mobile Language Lessons With QR Codes. Easy reading.