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Freeology - Free worksheets and more since 2001. Black Mirror as Pedagogical Tool in the College Classroom. By Frank Bridges — Rutgers University May 08, 2015 – 00:00 In Danah Boyd’s “Participating in the Always on Lifestyle,” she states, “I may not be always-on the Internet as we think of it colloquially, but I am always connected to the network.

Black Mirror as Pedagogical Tool in the College Classroom

And that’s what it means to be always-on.” Discussing this pervasive concept to an undergraduate class can sometimes be a daunting task. Students might be competent with Yik Yak, Instagram, and Snapchat, but have never heard of Google Glass, big data, and the Deep Web. Anthropologist Amber Case echoes Boyd’s thoughts with the idea that a mobile device on our person makes us all nodes on a network distributing and consuming information. Curriculum Pathways® Let's Learn English - Articles. TeachingEnglish Compendium: favourite class games.

Beyond Gap Fills. Using songs to learn a language. Why, how and which? At the beginning of this year, I was surprised to find out that many of my students, especially adults, stated in the Needs Analysis that they wanted to use songs.

Beyond Gap Fills. Using songs to learn a language. Why, how and which?

I must admit that I’m used to using songs in the YL classroom all the time (especially clapping games – my personal favourite!) But I didn’t pay too much attention to the importance of music in the teen / adult class. Why should we use songs? I think we all know why, but here’s a couple of reasons I’ve come up with. They can be fun.They generate interest in the target language culture.Some are catchy and students keep singing them at home.Students can feel motivated to learn on their own by googling more songs by the same artist / similar genre.Some songs can be used to teach language points.Karaoke is fun and useful to acquire pronunciation features.You can deal with the physical aspect of pronunciation; singers tend to move their mouths a lot.

How? Fist thing that comes to our heads? Wish you were here – Pink Floyd (wishes) Teaching English with minimal resources. English for Work – Resources for English Language Learners and Teachers. Learning to Learn. Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. Pricing - Off2Class. What is a Student Account?

Pricing - Off2Class

Adding students to Off2Class allows you to teach your student lessons, assign homework, take notes on their performance and track their progress. You can add and de-activate students as you need, but your total number of student accounts is limited by the plan you select. 9 mistakes you need to stop making with your teaching. Having been a teacher trainer for a few years now, I’ve had opportunities to observe and reflect on the good and bad things teachers do in the classroom (including my own teaching skills!) While looking back on those first terrifying (and exhilarating) teaching years with a more experienced eye, and maintaining an understanding of that first foray into teaching and identifying common mistakes teachers make. I’ve asked my fellow trainers what they’ve observed and here’s a list we’ve come up with. 1. Unclear lesson aims: poor lesson planning comes from having unclear lesson aims. The best-planned lessons often come from a clear understanding of target language, with a strong context for its use.

An example of a good lesson aim would be: By the end of the lesson, learners will be able to use the present perfect simple tense, related to travel experiences, and to speak for fluency by extending answers in a conversation. Telephone English Phrases – Espresso English. This is a free sample lesson from the Everyday English Speaking Course.

Telephone English Phrases – Espresso English

You can register to get the complete course (45 lessons)! Learn more about the Speaking Course. Cideb - Black Cat Publishing. Short projects to get them talking. Untitled. For English Language Teachers Around the World. Fluent LandWriting Essays in English. Janis's ESL Home Page - Janis's ESL Links - Recipes. Food and recipes - some activities to improve English using digital tools.

Talking about food and recipes can help ESL learners improve their: food related vocabularyoral skills (brainstorming, discussion, giving instructions)written skills (describing and giving instructions)knowledge of different cultures (learning foreign recipes, food and traditions)healthy habits Here's a great site with exercises and activities about cooking and kitchens: Some printables: Cooking worksheets:

Food and recipes - some activities to improve English using digital tools

Classroom Resources. Using Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom (The Council Chronicle, Sept. 05) While Americans tend to view comics as “fodder for children,” people in Europe and Japan have a more positive view of the medium, explains John Lowe, who is chair of the Sequential Art Department at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.

Using Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom (The Council Chronicle, Sept. 05)

Lowe thinks comics deserve more credit, especially since they launched his interest in literature. “I started reading comics, and then I got into other types of fiction and literature. I stopped reading comics a little later, but I don’t think I would have made the leap [to literature] if it weren’t for comics.” In his case, Lowe says, he literally went from reading “Batman to Faulkner.” Now he works with students who are interested in cartoons, graphic novels, and manga—Japanese comics and graphic novels—which Lowe notes are especially popular among female students. Storytelling is the program’s primary focus because this skill prepares students to work in any genre, Lowe explains.

The Following-Directions Follies. Return to back to school lesson plan Subjects Physical Education --Games --Exercise/Movement Grade.

The Following-Directions Follies

Back to school resources on Macmillan English. 5 great activities for using movies in the EFL class. Persuading students of the usefulness of watching English-language movies at home isn’t hard, but there are many things you can do to bring films into the classroom as well.

5 great activities for using movies in the EFL class

Here are 5 great activities for using movies in the EFL class. Half in half out Choose a scene from a movie that you’d like to work on, preferably one with lots of movement and lots of dialogue. Divide the class into two groups, A and B. Send group A out while you show group B the scene with the volume muted. English for Life: EFL/ESL Lesson plans and Worksheets - Listening for key words in songs. Fluent LandList of English Prepositions. Speakout. Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. Jump to Navigation Teachable Moment Classroom Lessons Facebook Twitter Donate.

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Learn English with el Chavo. Search. World Wise Schools fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by providing online educational resources based on the Peace Corps experience and facilitating communication between US classrooms and Peace Corps Volunteers.


Lesson Plans Search Search by region, country, subject, or grade level. You’ll find ready-made lessons ranging from understanding the norms of other peoples to practical challenges of obtaining water. Stories Search Visit other cultures through letters, stories, folk tale and poems written by volunteers who have lived for two years among the peoples and cultures featured. Photo Galleries Search. Untitled. VOA Learning English - Let's Learn English VOA - Voice of America English News. Proprioception in learning new sounds, words and connected speech. Mixed tenses exercises. Teaching Tips: Summer School for English Language Learners.

The summer is a great time to work with English language learners! During summer school, you can focus on individual student needs, help students catch up, and prepare them for the following school year. The time is short, though, so it's important that students spend as much time as possible in meaningful and engaging activities. Here are some ideas to get you started, as well as tips for differentiating instruction since you are likely to work with students at varying levels. Most strategies are geared towards elementary ELLs, although many can be adapted for older students. Student Age/Level.