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Making Small Talk for English Learners. Making Small Talk.

Making Small Talk for English Learners

Chit Chat and Small Talk: 5 Activities to Get the Conversation Started with Your Students. Socializing Small Talk ESL EFL Activities Worksheets Games. I had a great weekend ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes Here is a useful activity to help students practice making conversation about weekend activities.

Socializing Small Talk ESL EFL Activities Worksheets Games

In the activity, students play a guessing game where they have to ask questions to find out what activity a classmate did at the weekend. The class is divided into groups of four. Target Language: Practise spelling, vocabulary & grammar – tekhnologic. The reason for creating this new PowerPoint quiz format was to have some variety.

Target Language: Practise spelling, vocabulary & grammar – tekhnologic

Rather than simply playing Jeopardy or using a class quiz, why not play a game where students get points for hitting the target and for practising the target language of the lesson/course. Watch the tutorial below to see how to edit and use the PowerPoint template. Video tutorial demonstrating how to edit and use the Target Language PowerPoint.The video run-time is 2 minutes and 37 seconds. Click on the image or follow the link below to download the Target Language PowerPoint. Download the Target Language PowerPoint. This Video About Acts Of Kindness Is Great For ELLs & Everybody Else. This inspiring video about acts of kindness would be great to show English Language Learners and have them write and talk about what they saw.

This Video About Acts Of Kindness Is Great For ELLs & Everybody Else

Here’s another one on the same topic. Related. “Your One Word” Seems Like A Pretty Useful Idea For A Lesson. I’m a big fan of Dan Pink’s “One Sentence Project” (see The Best Resources For Doing A “One-Sentence Project”).

“Your One Word” Seems Like A Pretty Useful Idea For A Lesson

In that lesson idea, students develop a…sentence that the want people to say about them forty or fifty years in the future. Projects — Zooniverse. QuizPedia - Home of Quiz Making. The Power of PechaKucha. PechaKucha has become quite a popular presentation format, perhaps coming in just under TED’s level of infamy.

The Power of PechaKucha

Like TED, there are a number of “PechaKucha Nights” popping up in cities and at universities around the world. It has enjoyed this rise in status for good reason: people like the brevity, the visual appeal, and the informality. PechaKuchas are typically 6 minute 40 second presentations consisting of 20 slides (or images) displayed for 20 seconds each. Each slide automatically advances until the end, ensuring a presentation that is fast-paced, information dense, and has an end in sight. This model means that a number of speakers can present in a relatively short period of time.

PechaKucha makes a great presentation tool for the English language classroom. 13 Study Tips. Google Slides: Choose Your Own Adventure - Teacher Tech. CristinaSkyBox: In A Nutshell - An Activity for Business English Students. How many educators really know their students?

CristinaSkyBox: In A Nutshell - An Activity for Business English Students

Perhaps when you are teaching classes of 20+ learners, are swamped with administrative duties which eat away at the time that could be spent preparing lessons, when teachers are demanded to be everything to all, it's not realistically possible to really know one's students beyond their names and perhaps, their grades. So let me start again, how well do your students know each other? A regular activity when teaching Business English is to ask students to write out their CV for a possible role play (a role play focusing on interview skills, for instance, or writing application/covering letters for a job). Today, there are digital tools which enable this quite easily, adding visuals and easy sharing among social media. Speaking For An Audience. These new kids need more public speaking skills than us.

Speaking For An Audience

They will work on projects in teams, they will present their projects and they will need to be more confident in front of an audience. Thus, as teachers we can encourage our students to speak in front of an audience by assigning weekly projects. Friday afternoons can be a great time for doing this as on the last day of the week they feel tired and demotivated. You can find a lovely box, or a jar and put the project ideas in and ask them to choose the one for the next week.

CristinaSkyBox: A Perspective on Geography. Home.

CristinaSkyBox: A Perspective on Geography

A place where one returns to when the day is done, a place which evokes childhoods and familiar environments. Home is also broader than the individual experience. It is our planet, in all its fragilities and strengths, its beauty, mysteries, cultures and eco-systems. Geography is a wonderful way of discussing environmental issues, of learning about cultures, and thinking about solutions for problems which affect our planet. WordWriter. The Best Visually Engaging News Sites. This is a one-of-a-kind “The Best…” list.

The Best Visually Engaging News Sites

I don’t think any of the sites on this list are very accessible to English Language Learners. Those sites can be found at The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners. This list is just a collection of links I’ve been accumulating for applications that visually represent current news in particularly unusual ways. New & Useful Resources On Bloom’s Taxonomy. Here are new additions to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom. Most, thought not all, of these new resources relate to Bloom’s and ELLs: EFL Classrooms Can Teach Higher Order Thinking Skills is an article from Humanising Language Teaching. Asking The Right Questions Using Bloom’s Taxonomy with English Language Learners. The Lost Smile. Stories, Stories, Stories. Using photos in EFL Classroom, part 3 We are all stories, right? We tell a new story, the same story, another story all the time and we do it in the class too.

Leoxicon: Be like Bill for grammar (and vocabulary) practice. The third person singular of the Present Simple tense is known to be particularly problematic for learners and when the "Be Like Bill" meme took social media by storm last week, I thought that it presents a wonderful opportunity to practise the problematic structure. Background If you don't know Be Like Bill, it works something like this: you see in your feed an image one of your Facebook friends has posted which looks like this. You click on the image and after being redirected to the meme generator, you enter your name and gender, and the app generates a similar nonsensical story about you which always ends with "(Mike / Jane / Leo / Farouk) is smart.

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6. About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Over the last month, I have been updating it for 2016, adding over 30 new tools and refreshing the information I had about the original ones. I have to say, the 2015 version was excellent, but now it’s SO MUCH BETTER. (To take a peek at the guide, scroll to the bottom of this post.) In the process, I discovered some tools that I absolutely fell in love with, and I wanted to share them with you here. Each of these tools can make your teaching more efficient and effective, and your students’ learning deeper and more engaging. Learn English 04 - Directions. Demonstration Speech Assignment. Students prepare and deliver a demonstration speech about a topic of their choice. Includes assignment, sample speech topics, and evaluation forms.

Level: Any Topic: Demonstration speech. 15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers. Your students are probably Internet authorities. How To Be A Google Power User. Articles for kids, middle school, teens from Smithsonian. 60-Minute Physics: The Course. Everything You Need to Know About Business Etiquette Around the World. Earth - Your life on earth. Explore BBC Earth's unique interactive, personalised just to you. Free online network to learn and practice languages. Learn and practice any language online for free with real language partners! Your choice: text, audio, or video. Our growing community now represents 170 countries and 130 languages!

Facebook and social networking. Schiphol Destination Unknown. The Best Resources For Doing A “One-Sentence Project” Two questions that can change your life. Duolingo For Schools Opened Today – Here’s How It Works. As I posted earlier this week (see Duolingo Takes Next Step To Conquer Language Learning World & Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms), the super-popular Duolingo language-learning app unveiled its free Duolingo For Schools feature today.

QR Codes in Education ? An innovative way. The main purpose of this blog is to share how technology can be integrated with teaching and learning , making students more active in the process. A Gum Wrapper, A Battery, And 40 Seconds Is All It Takes For This Guy To Leave You Amazed. It’s Time for PechaKucha: Do it with Style. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”Michael Altshuler. 10+ No-Signup Collaboration Tools You Can Use in 10 Seconds.

What do you think of when you hear the word “collaboration”? Do you associate it with the frustrating clunkiness of trying to synchronize everyone’s work? Many collaboration tools require an account to even get started before you benefit from their collaboration features. Learn to Dine Properly Around The World. The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online. The World’s Greatest Fears. A lesson framework for getting learners to prepare and present infographics. How I learnt English./ 私が実践してきた英語学習方! Huzzaz 101. Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners. Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more!

Quill Writer. Larry Ferlazzo: Instructional strategies for multi-level classes of English language learners. Tedsketchnotes.tumblr. A dreadful start (@wnd_go) Citebite - Link directly to specific quotes in web pages. Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes. The real voice of japanese students. I want to learn English because …