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BBC Learning English: Phrasal Verbs. Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners. This blog was co-authored by Katie Hull Sypnieski.

Eight Ways to Use Video With English-Language Learners

This post is excerpted from their new book, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels. "I like the way you use videos with us -- you get us moving, talking, writing and speaking. The problem is you make us think too much. " -- "John," one of our English-Language Learner students We can think of far worse things a student might say to us, and John's comment demonstrates our perspective on using video with English-Language Learners (and, for that matter, with all students) -- research and our experience show that it can be a very effective learning tool, but it has to be used as an active one. The word "active" comes from the Latin "actus," which means "a doing, a driving.

" This Is 40,000 Years of London’s History—Made Entirely of Paper. A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about. 1- Teachers Network Teachers Network provides lesson plans, classroom specials, teacher designed activities for different subjects and many other resources. 2- Smithsonian Education Smithsonian Education offers a wide variety of free resources for teachers, students and parents. 3- Education World.

A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about

Digital Agenda for Europe. Creating and Using Meme Images in the Classroom. Have some fun!

Creating and Using Meme Images in the Classroom

Get your ‘Meme’ on. It’s Probably Easier Than you Think. Well, to be clear, Wikipedia defines a Meme as “an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet.” English Language Learning Tips - Varieties of English. How to Improve Your English Pronunciation to Talk Like a Native. “What?”

How to Improve Your English Pronunciation to Talk Like a Native

“Can you say that again?” How many times do you hear this when you’re speaking? Learn British accents and dialects – Cockney, RP, Northern, and more! Mobile. BusyTeacher.org. 15+ different Vocabulary Methods (How to teach words) A key to learning any new language is new vocabulary!

15+ different Vocabulary Methods (How to teach words)

There are so many ways to SNOWBALL FIGHT Get students to have a blast throwing around paper in class and then answering vocabulary questions! TESOL or nothing: Unreal TV. These ads, which have been recorded for a fundraising campaign for public TV in the U.S., mock reality TV and may serve as a springboard for debate in the English language classroom.

TESOL or nothing: Unreal TV

If you want to use them in a conversation class, here are a few suggestions: Lead-in:Pair Ss up to talk about the questions: a) What are your favorite TV shows? Why do you like them? Creative Guided Story Writing. Jul July 10, 2013 | 2 Comments I’d like to share a guided writing activity that I adapted for my classes.

Creative Guided Story Writing

Give students a card and ask them to read the instructions. Tell them they are going to invent a story about what happened to the characters on their cards.