background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Listening - monykenglish. Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen. Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill.

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- reading, writing, and speaking. But when we think about career and college readiness, listening skills are just as important. This is evidenced by the listening standards found in the Common Core and also the integral role listening plays in collaboration and communication, two of the four Cs of 21st century learning. So how do we help kids become better listeners? Check out these tactics for encouraging a deeper level of listening that also include student accountability: Strategy #1: Say it Once Repeating ourselves in the classroom will produce lazy listening in our students.

Of course you don't want to leave distracted students in the dust so for those few who forgot to listen, you can advise them to, "ask three, then ask me. " Strategy #2: Turn and Talk Strategy #3: Student Hand Signals. Lessons. Listen to English - learn English! - The podcast website for people learning English. A special steam train at Farringdon station, to celebrate 150 years of the London Underground.

Listen to English - learn English! - The podcast website for people learning English

Photo by diamond geezer/flickr. Here in Britain, we have been celebrating a birthday. Not the birthday of a person, however, but the birthday of a railway. One hundred and fifty years ago, in January 1863, the first underground railway in the world carried its first passengers. It ran for 6 kilometres from Paddington in London to a place close to the City, which is the name we call London’s main business district. The new railway was controversial and unpopular with many people. Steam engines pulled the first underground trains.

More underground railway lines opened in the following years. To celebrate the 150th birthday of the London Underground, one of the old steam engines came out of its retirement home in a museum to pull a special Underground train. To finish this podcast, here is some Underground vocabulary for you to learn. Dogs must be carried on the escalator! Categories podcasts Tags. The ESL Commando: Best English Listening Websites. Here is a quick run down of all of my favorite listening websites for English learners.

The ESL Commando: Best English Listening Websites

Please be sure to check out my top ESL listening activities here on the ESL Commando too! Enjoy! ELLLO - English Listening Lab Online. Randall's Lab - Great Main Ideas and cloze exercisesLyrics Training - Learn English through songsESL Video - Learn English through TV and movie clips.Cambridge Arcade - Listening for details and discrete sounds.Many Things - Great for pronunciation and listening for vowels and consonants.Movie Segments for Warm Ups Follow Ups - Great classroom listening for a group.Movie Segments for Assessing Grammar Goals - Listening for grammar points in a classroom.

Listen and Write - Full and Partial Cloze Exercises based on interviews, music, movies, etc.VOA Special English - Modified English Listening for different levels based on interesting news stories.BBC Learning English - A great resource with listening, grammar, pronunciation, and classroom exercises. 5 Secrets to Improve Your English Listening Skills. Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and Activities. English Listening. Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For English as a Second Language.

Learn Languages for Free with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.