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How to Create an (Almost) Perfect ESL Lesson Plan from Scratch. ATTN: Newbie ESL teachers.

How to Create an (Almost) Perfect ESL Lesson Plan from Scratch

I have a story for you that should sound familiar. My first six months teaching English in Korea were a disaster. 10 Creative Ways to Use Popular Movies in Fun ESL Lessons. Bored of book work?

10 Creative Ways to Use Popular Movies in Fun ESL Lessons

Tired of teacher-talking? Want something exciting for your students? Then watch a movie! ‘Can you teach well without a sound knowledge of educational theory? The answer is no’ On what evidence did George Bernard Shaw base his infamous slur "Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach"?

‘Can you teach well without a sound knowledge of educational theory? The answer is no’

In the case of teaching teachers, this simply isn’t my experience. Excellent classroom teachers take up teacher education positions in universities as a positive mid-career choice. Home - Elena Mutonono. Learn a Language > Online Language Lessons & Language Classes. Flickr. Free Images - Pixabay. How can film help you teach or learn English? What can film and video add to the learning experience?

How can film help you teach or learn English?

Kieran Donaghy, who won the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post I want to learn English because…, explains why film is such a good resource, and recommends some useful websites. Language teachers have been using films in their classes for decades, and there are a number of reasons why film is an excellent teaching and learning tool. Learning from films is motivating and enjoyable. IELTS - IELTS - Home of the IELTS English Language Test. IDroo.

Online Collaboration Tools: A Critical Examination: Twiddla Analysis. Collaboration tool Analysis Who are they and what do they do?

Online Collaboration Tools: A Critical Examination: Twiddla Analysis

Twiddla is a real-time based collaboration tool that allows many people the opportunity to gather at one time and communicate via text or video in order to make suggestions for changes on websites, documents, or images. The programmers who created this tool actually designed it for themselves with the idea of having a way to share ideas in real-time in a whiteboard like setting.

This tool was the first of its kind, as the programmers were forced to create this tool for their job needs. Features & Pricing - Twiddla. Helping teachers teach English…online. The IELTS Teacher – IELTS Lessons Via Skype. 12 Recommended Web Extensions for English Language Learners. Teach your students how to use a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) to empower their language learning.

12 Recommended Web Extensions for English Language Learners

Extensions appear at the top of a browser usually to the right (left for Safari) of the omnibar. These tiny icons when clicked allow students to interact and engage with any website. Each extension is packed with incredible features and allow students to do things, such as hear websites read aloud, translate websites, define words, create flashcards with new vocabulary, take quizzes, bookmark the website, annotate the website, and so much more. Find free extensions by searching the web browser’s store. Voscreen: teaching with video clips. I might be a bit late to the Voscreen party as I’ve discovered this free platform a couple of months ago.

Voscreen: teaching with video clips

I’ve been experimenting with it quite a bit and I’d like to share my 10 ideas about using it with English learners in and out of the classroom. What is Voscreen? Voscreen is a free platform (you need to sign up / log in with your Facebook account which takes 5 seconds) offering a variety of very short video clips which come from TV series, movies, songs, you name it. In each short clip, a phrase is said. Making One on One Teaching Work: 10 Need to Know Tips. Don’t be discouraged, though.

Making One on One Teaching Work: 10 Need to Know Tips

Teaching one on one can be one of the most effective and enjoyable ways to help a person learn English. These need to know tips will make sure your next one on one session is a success. Why Use The Internet In TEFL/TESOL? In the pre-Internet world most dialogue in the classroom was between the teacher and the student, but with the advent of the Net we now have a choice of writing and communicating to a wider audience.

Why Use The Internet In TEFL/TESOL?

There is no one unified method of instruction, but some of the more popular choices are the World Wide Web, E-mail, language learning sites and virtual classrooms. The Internet differs in fundamental aspects from traditional conversational speech and from writing as a medium of computer-mediated communication, as it has a lack of simultaneous feedback, which is so critical to successful conversation. However new innovative uses of screen capture software are making effective inroads into this deficiency. Should Standard English be the approved medium when we have this exciting new possibility of truly creative language writing?

Best Free WordPress Themes. Photo editor online / free image editing direct in your browser - Pixlr.com. Audacity download. TESLO Live: How to Teach English Online. Want to Teach Online? Find Out Which Platform is Best for You.. In my last post, I talked about how to use Google Hangouts on Air to teach live language lessons to an unlimited amount of people.

Want to Teach Online? Find Out Which Platform is Best for You..

Since then, I have received a lot of questions from people in my community about what platform is best to use when teaching one-to-one or small group lessons. Most people start using Skype, and when I first started, this was the only real platform that was available. How to Create Videos: The Equipment and Tools You Need.

With my YouTube Channels, social media profiles, and online courses, I’ve made around 200 videos over the last 12 months. And in this post, I’m going to talk about the equipment and tools I use, along with alternatives to suit every budget. A big part of my process recently has been to make it as easy as possible to start shooting a video; I have put my DSLR camera and lavalier mic away for the time being. And because of this, along with speeding up the post-production process, I’ve brought down the time it takes to create a video for my English learners (from the initial idea to the uploaded video and post) from around 6-8 hours to about 1-2 hours.

Scheduling appointments and meetings is super easy with Calendly. Build a Successful Online Tutoring Service — eBook. Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog. Weebly is perfect for creating classroom websites, student e-portfolios, and websites for assigned projects. Our drag & drop website editor is stunningly simple to use, and appropriate for use with students of all ages.

Weebly enables your students to express themselves creatively using a variety of multimedia features, all within a protected environment that you control. Weebly was named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites of the year, and here's why: Start creating your site in seconds! Our core advantage is our stunningly easy drag & drop website editor. Build a Successful Online Tutoring Service — eBook.

Italki: Learn a language online. Log in Log in with Facebook Log In with Email Please provide a valid email address. Password must be between 6 to 20 characters; capitalization matters! How to Teach English Online. Build a Website with WordPress. Welcome to this free tutorial on how to build your website with WordPress. I have talked on this blog about why you need to have your own website (not just a free blog) if you are going to become an online ESL/EFL teacher.

I also highly recommend using WordPress (not WordPress.com) as it is the best way to create a great looking website that puts you in control of the look and content. This tutorial will go through everything you need to be able to get things up and running. Want to Teach Online? Find Out Which Platform is Best for You.. 15 Amazing Tools and Resources for Teaching English Online. How to Transition into Online Teaching while Working a Full-Time Job. Each month, I speak to dozens of teachers about making the transition into online teaching. While some are able to work full-time on their new business, others have other things – jobs, young children, university, travel etc. – that get in the way. I often get asked questions like, “Should I quit my job and just go for it?” In most situations, I don’t recommend doing this. I believe the better option is to build your online teaching business on the side and then make the transition when the time is right. Before I talk about how to do this, I want to start with a story.

The Teach English Online Course: Start Your Own Thing Online. Using Skype to Teach English Online: Screen Sharing, Instant Messaging, and Group Video Calls.