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Let's Speak, Web Tools & Apps for Kids, #AmTESOL Webinar. Digital Dialogues: Speaking Activities, Web Tools & Apps (All Ages) Speaking Tools & Apps. American TESOL Webinar, Teaching with Speaking Tools and Apps. Voicethread Resources. Shmuppet - The Virtual Puppet Application for iPhone, iPod touch (2nd generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store. Blabberize.com - Got a picture? Blabberize it! SoundCloud+QR Codes=A Gallery of Students' Voices - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 - Email Share February 15, 2013 - by John Hardison 15 Email Share For a multitude of reasons, teaching in today’s time is nothing short of exciting. One such reason for so much enthusiasm is the availability of educational technology. It seems every day I discover a new technology tool that offers to enhance, structure, or assess a lesson plan.

Not too long ago, a few clicks of the mouse had me calculating how I could improve an already-strong lesson plan. The equation? SoundCloud + QR Codes = A Gallery of Students’ Voices. The Foundational Lesson Plan I try my very best to never put the cart before the horse. Ipadio. Voicee : Talk Whenever! for iPhone. Voki Talking Avatars. Voki is an application that lets you create personalized avatars to use on your wikis, blogs or websites.

Voki Talking Avatars

You can also e-mail these wonderful characters. Voki Home. Www.voki.com/lesson_plans.php. Intervue. Peanut Gallery. Manifesto for Conference Presenters. Dear presenters, We are your audience.

Manifesto for Conference Presenters

We came from every corner of the globe to watch YOU. Not anyone else. From a comprehensive range of options, YOU were the elected. Show confidence, even when you are shaking inside. P.s.: This post was inspired by a great in-depth discussion during the IATEFL Conference 2013, in Liverpool, with great educators Mabel Castro, Vini Nobre and Paulo Machado. 18 Pronunciation Sites and Apps for Language Learners – American TESOL Institute. Pronunciation is an important of being understood.

18 Pronunciation Sites and Apps for Language Learners – American TESOL Institute

Learning to pronounce words correctly takes drilling and constant practice. Phonology in the Classroom - Linguistics  for Teachers of ELLs. Business English pronunciation - Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site. Business English pronunciation.

Business English pronunciation - Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

Interactive Phonemic Charts - Created by Adrian Underhill. Teaching Pronunciation. Pronunciation involves far more than individual sounds.

Teaching Pronunciation

Word stress, sentence stress, intonation, and word linking all influence the sound of spoken English, not to mention the way we often slur words and phrases together in casual speech. 'What are you going to do? ' becomes 'Whaddaya gonna do? ' English pronunciation involves too many complexities for learners to strive for a complete elimination of accent, but improving pronunciation will boost self esteem, facilitate communication, and possibly lead to a better job or a least more respect in the workplace.

Effective communication is of greatest importance, so choose first to work on problems that significantly hinder communication and let the rest go. How to Teach Pronunciation. Of the hundreds of thousands of English classes that have taken place all over the world today, only a tiny fraction of them will have contained any pronunciation training.

How to Teach Pronunciation

The reason for this is not that students do not want to learn pronunciation – they do. The problem is that general English (ESL) teachers are not trained in teaching pronunciation (it is not covered on most CELTA or TEFL teacher training courses), which is a shame as the topic is challenging and rewarding for teacher and student alike. Here I have prepared some tips for ESL teachers to incorporate pronunciation into the classroom. 1.

Phonics Worksheets and Teaching Activties. Initial Sounds Worksheets: A collection of worksheets to review initial sounds.

Phonics Worksheets and Teaching Activties

Final Sounds Worksheets: A collection of worksheets to review final sounds. CVC Words Worksheets and Teaching Resources: Flashcards, games, spelling sheets and other activities for teaching CVC words like bat, cup, dog, win, and red. Consonant Digraphs Worksheets and Teaching Resources: Flashcards, games, spelling sheets and other activities for teaching words with consonant digraphs such as ship, chop, thin, duck, bell, and king. Long Vowel Bossy E Worksheets and Teaching Resources: Flashcards, games, spelling sheets and other activities for teaching the long vowel/bossy E patterns found in words like bike, gate, and rose.

Developing pronunciation through songs. Songs provide examples of authentic, memorable and rhythmic language.

Developing pronunciation through songs

The ESL Times: Teaching phonics: A children's passport to literacy. Developing phonological awareness Year 1 students.

The ESL Times: Teaching phonics: A children's passport to literacy

Colegio San Gregorio. A couple of years ago I started to teach English to Year 1 students through a new a method for me, Synthetic Phonics. Jazz chants. Free Digraph Posters - Make Take & Teach. Tongue Twisters. Tongue Twisters are so much fun; remember when you were a kid you would repeat them over and over again as fast as you can so you could compete with your friends?

Tongue Twisters

Kids absolutely love tongue twisters. Pronunciation. Pronunciation Lessons Intonation - Intonation is the rising and falling sounds of the voice when speaking. Fluentu. Do you find yourself nagging your students about their incorrect pronunciation? That’s okay—ESL students with a great grasp on English pronunciation are hard to come by. They usually walk in the classroom already at an advanced level, having lived abroad or having an English-speaking parent. As for the rest, English pronunciation can be a tough area to master. Do you get tired of trying to correct them, and just let them keep saying it wrong because it’s too much trouble? (After all, maybe it’s just part of their almost cute “accent.”) 14038 sam. Nik's QuickShout: How to Make Your Own Pronunciation Flashcards. The Flashcard Maker from CEO has been around a while, but it is one of those really good free tools that keeps getting better.

It enable you to create and print your own flashcards which include text, phonemic script and images that you can type in and add. You can then use these for a range of activities in the classroom. To create flashcards, the first thing you do is go to: and choose the size of the flashcards you want to create. you can choose from either one A4 size card to 8 cards per A4 sheet. Next, you can either draw your own image or select one from the image library. To add an image you just click on the name of the image you want from the image library and click 'Apply' and it appears on the flashcard. Dalton - Some Techniques for Teaching Pronunciation.

The Internet TESL Journal David F. Top 10 Ways to Teach Vowel Pronunciation in English. Sounds: The Pronunciation App.