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Cow Clicker was developed by Ian Bogost as a satire on social network games like Farmville. It ended on September 7, 2011 with the Cowpocalypse. There is now a variation on it called an interactive clicktion. Ela Wassell told me about the phenomenon of Cow Clicker, and sent me an article detailing its development. What would you do with this idea in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. (Almost) Infinite ELT Ideas
Lesson 1 - Where are you from? Level: BeginnerIncludes This vs that and an introduction to introducing people. Lesson 2 - Hi! Level: BeginnerNormal, Formal, and Informal Greetings, What's your name?, and possessive adjectives.
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Best YouTube Channels Where You Can Learn To Speak Better English As I researched this article, I tried to find YouTube channels in which the list of tutorials are well organized, well produced, and incorporate both audio and visual lessons. EF podEnglish The EF podEnglish channel of videos stands out to me as the most accessible for English for beginners. This channel includes bite sized video English lessons that are less than ten minutes in length. Topics include Time, Families, Directions, Grocery shopping, Weather, Pets, School friends, Relationships, Films and Technology.
If you are one of those out there that believe that Facebook has no place in the classroom, then, well maybe this post isn’t for you. But please first take a look at just a few reasons why you should reconsider: The fact is, the majority of your students and their parents are probably already on FacebookEven when schools have a policy against being “friends” online, there are tools you can use that won’t violate policyDespite what you may hear, there are strong privacy options that you can set up so only those that you want can access your informationWe have an obligation as educators to model appropriate online behavior and learn right along our students From http://www.mindjumpers.com/blog/2011/04/education-industry-infographic-2/ Where do we begin?
Mar 18, 2011 Free books can be found everywhere--if you know where to look. Below you'll find 50 places offering free books online, including fiction and nonfiction ebooks, audio books, poetry, reference books and even free textbooks. Free Fiction and Nonfiction Books Authorama - You can find more than 100 free books from a variety of different authors on Authorama.
English lesson plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels including reading, writing, listening, grammar, speaking, pronunciation for adult and childrens' classes as well as Business English. English Language Levels - Rubric to ESL LevelsThis rubric provides English language level guidelines and expectations for learners at four different levels. Speaking and pronunciation, reading, writing and listening skills and capabilities are described in detail for each of these levels to help teachers and learners establish the correct English learning level either before a course... ESL PrintablesESL printables materials for the English learning classroom which can be printed and used in ESL EFL lessons. ESL Debate LessonsThis lesson plan is based on the idea that having students support opinions that are not necessarily their own during debates can help improve students fluency.
You may have heard a rule that you shouldn't split infinitives, but I'm here to tell you it's not a real rule, and the idea itself is based on a shaky foundation. What Are Infinitives? To understand split infinitives, we first have to clearly define the word “infinitive.”
Welcome to the updated OWL exercise pages. For the past year and a half, we have been working on updating the OWL page design and OWL navigation based on our OWL Usability Project findings. As part of this process, we have also been working on correcting and updating our exercises. To navigate the OWL exercises, please use the navigation bar on the left. You may also print the exercises and the exercise answers by using the Full Resource for Printing button at the bottom of the exercise pages. If you cannot find an exercise you have used in the past, or if you have a suggestion for adding an exercise, please let us know.
These speaking activities include ESL role-plays (roleplays), Find someone who... speaking activities, information gap activities, examination rubrics for ESL oral tests, and discussion questions. Most of these are ESL speaking activities that I've created, used, and liked. Brazilian & American cultural difference - a roleplay in which a cultural misunderstanding must be overcome in order for the speakers' relationship to move forward. Intercultural communication conflict resolution - a roleplay for introducing and practicing the 4 cross cultural conflict resolution steps. Personal questions - students practice conflict resolution when one asks questions that are considered personal in the other's culture. Eating in Korea - an American is surprised to find that in Korea people share one bowl of soup.