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Free presentation templates. Administration. Oral Communication 2015 Spring Rubric. 10 Words Every Girl Should Learn. Photo Credit: bikeriderlondon Editor's Note: This article updated from original, which appeared in Role Reboot. "Stop interrupting me. " "I just said that. " "No explanation needed. " In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite.

My brother, on the other hand, was considered the class comedian. I routinely find myself in mixed-gender environments (life) where men interrupt me. This irksome reality goes along with another -- men who make no eye contact. These two ways of establishing dominance in conversation, frequently based on gender, go hand-in-hand with this last one: A woman, speaking clearly and out loud, can say something that no one appears to hear, only to have a man repeat it minutes, maybe seconds later, to accolades and group discussion.

After I wrote about the gender confidence gap recently, of the 10 items on a list, the one that resonated the most was the issue of whose speech is considered important. "Stop interrupting me," 10 Web Assignments for ESL Students. I suggest the following ten assignments plus an extra one. They can be done by lower intermediate to advanced students—in fact by all students at A2, B1, B2, C1 and even C2 levels. These assignments will help to develop spoken fluency and on top of it will interest the entre class. The ten assignments Please note it is best to do these assignments with a partner. This will teach you to coordinate with a teammate. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. An extra assignment to be done individually Find a speaker at TEDTalks you consider really inspiring.

Marianne Raynaud. Engaging the Audience. Sample Small Group Exercises | Teaching Commons. Small Group Exercises Sample Formats Answering Key Questions Give each group a list of strategically designed questions that they must answer about the text/object/concept that will promote the development of a critical skill. 1. Give each group: either (a) a different list of questions, or (b) the same list of questions but with a different analytical slant assigned to each group. 2. Give them time to answer the questions. 3. Solving a Problem 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The Jigsaw This exercise works with any complex problem that can be broken down into 4-5 substantive components. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Debate or Trial This exercise is about preparing a persuasive case Divide the class into half, instead of groups of three or four. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Guided Reciprocal Peer Questioning There are times when students feel so confused by new concepts that they don’t know what questions to ask. The instructor gives a mini-lecture in class and then provides a list of open-ended questions. Explain why _______ . Topics for speaking in English - Materials for Teaching English. 34 Songs about Overcoming Obstacles, Adversity, Hard Times, Challenges and Not Giving Up. Songs To Study English 2. Will Smith - Ultimate Motivational Speeches. English listening. Listening. 8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations.

A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows. You’re doing a presentation, so you start with the facts you want to get across. Wrong! Humans are hardwired for stories. They love heroes, journeys, surprises, layers and happy endings. Deliver a presentation that captures the hearts and heads of your audience by stealing one of these classic storytelling techniques. 1. The monomyth (also called the hero’s journey), is a story structure that is found in many folk tales, myths and religious writings from around the world. In a monomyth, the hero is called to leave their home and sets out on a difficult journey. After overcoming a great trial, they return home with a reward or newfound wisdom – something which will help their community.

Good for: 2. 3. 4. 5. ESL Conversation Circles Toolkit - SettlementAtWork. From SettlementAtWork Introduction Conversation circles can be challenging. On the one hand, they can be interesting, fun and a wonderful learning experience. However, they can also easily turn into an unnatural, forced and boring conversation. Working with Adult Newcomers The purpose of ECCs is to support newcomers as they practice and enrich their English language skills in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Here are some key principles[1]: Respecting the experience of adult learners is one of the cornerstones of adult education. Session Planning and Preparation Funded by: First off, you need to decide what the participants should learn or practice in each session, in other words, you need to set a focus. Discuss the purpose of the activity and introduce any new vocabulary Introduce and review relevant grammar points Discuss any peculiar cultural points relevant to the activity or what the activity is simulating.

Confidence Building Vocabulary Builders Life Skills Dos Don’ts Core Values. Learn English with videos - Lessons. Movies and famous people lesson plans: eslflow webguide. Page Design Peter Snashall Copyright 1999 ESL Lessons for Teaching Movies/Theatre <span><a target="_blank" href="/search.html">Search</a> | <a target="_blank" href="/PreIntermediateLessonPlans.html">Past, Present,Future</a> | <a target="_blank" href="/describingplaces.html">Lifestyles/cities/houses</a> | <a target="_blank" href="/futuretenselessonplans.html">Plans/Predictions</a> | <a target="_blank" href="/complaintsandrequestslessonplans.html">Complaints/Requests</a> | <a target="_blank" href="/interculturalcommunication.html">Intercultural Comm.

Movie worksheets and exercises Famous people/celebrity lessons for ESL students. Advanced. Questions and concerns often arise among teachers when it comes to advanced students: just what can a high-level learner do? They have cleared the hurdle of fluency problems, as much of the language has become automatic. In other words, they don't pre-translate and then speak. They also don't get hung up on particular words, and instead can explain around unknown vocabulary. When listening or reading, they don't need to translate, and can often guess the meaning of a new word, phrase, or difficult sentence through context. Herein lurks the problem, though. Because of their ability in these areas, which they have slowly built over the course of months or years of study (and our encouragement and guidance), it sometimes becomes difficult to clearly determine what an advanced ESL student is capable of.

Add to the mix that individual students often need fine tuning of a particular skill set, as opposed to lower level learners who need to build skills as a whole. New Year Celebrations Around The World - Worksheets, Vocabulary and Exercises. 101 YouTube Videos to Teach You the Art of Public Speaking. October 1st, 2005 With the internet giving users the tools to instantly and permanently post videos, public speakers have to be more careful than ever.

See how to get it right, what to avoid doing, and those who did it successfully by watching the 101 YouTube videos below. General Public Speaking Advice These videos give tips, advice, and more on all aspects of public speaking. 1. Killer Presentation Skills: Doug will change your perceptions of public speaking in this short video. Topics include fear, how to deal with anxiety, and more. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10 Ways to Have a More Dynamic Voice: This short introduction outlines how to get a voice makeover. 16. 17. 18. 19. 8 Ways Public Speaking Can Improve Your Life: This is a video of Chris Arnett speaking to a classroom. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 5 Tips to Effective Public Speaking: Karen, a self stated non expert in public speaking, nonetheless delivers effective tips. 31.

Stage Fright 32. 33. Better Public Speaking - Communication Skills From MindTools.com. Becoming a Confident, Compelling Speaker Become a confident and compelling speaker. © iStockphoto/webphotographeer Whether we're talking in a team meeting or presenting in front of an audience, we all have to speak in public from time to time. We can do this well or we can do this badly, and the outcome strongly affects the way that people think about us. The good news is that, with thorough preparation and practice, you can overcome your nervousness and perform exceptionally well.

The Importance of Public Speaking Even if you don't need to make regular presentations in front of a group, there are plenty of situations where good public speaking skills can help you advance your career and create opportunities. For example, you might have to talk about your organization at a conference, make a speech after accepting an award, or teach a class to new recruits. Good public speaking skills are important in other areas of your life, as well. Make sure that you learn how to speak well!

Tip: Practice. Cool Sites for ESL Students Links to practice English grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing and more! How to Use Popular Music to Teach ESL. ESL English as a Second Language free materials for teaching and study. The best resources to help you learn English online. ESL English as a Second Language free materials for teaching and study. The best resources to help you learn English online. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are. Checklist. Listening & Speaking - FREE Language Arts Powerpoints. The 100 Greatest Movie Compliments.

"ESL English as a Second Language Listening and Reading Audiobooks". The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father’s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend—Nix has been to them all.

But when her father gambles with her very existence. If there is a map, Nix’s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought—1868 Honolulu, the year before Nix’s mother died in childbirth—Nix’s life, her entire existence, is at stake. "The Girl from Everywhere blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility with breathless adventure, a multicultural cast, and an enchanting romance. "

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Speechicago. Cool Sites for ESL Students Links to practice English grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing and more! List of Informative Speech Topics. Videos by WatchMojo.com.