Public Speaking: Oracy Skills for the Real World At School 21, oracy -- the ability to speak well -- is a core element taught throughout every class, and in every lesson. Starting in the primary grades of this London-based public school, students learn an array of skills to help them become more effective speakers: how to speak in complete sentences, make eye contact, and build on each other's ideas. "I remember in primary," recalls Rummana, a Year 7 student, "I would never say a single word, and when teachers used to pick on me, I used to sit there thinking, 'Oh, no. Oh, no.' Because I was too scared to speak to people, and now I feel like I've changed, and I like my new self."
Why You Should Learn English with TV Series For the majority of exceptionally fluent English speakers I meet, the most fun, enriching, and effective way to learn English is through watching TV series. In fact, it’s surprisingly common to hear that people learn significantly more English from TV, movies, and videos than all traditional methods combined (For example: English courses, textbooks, and even study abroad experiences). So why is this the case? Why is it so hard for English schools to consistently deliver on their promises, and why is it that the most fluent English learners in the world are benefiting much more from English speaking TV series, a media that was not intended to teach English? Learn 101 Common Expressions from Friends with our FREE EBook One important reason is that, as good as some schools and resources are, most learners are bored.
A-Z List of Jobs Accountant - Accountants and auditors keep track of a company's money; managers look at the accountants' reports to see how well their companies are doing.Actor - Actors perform in stage, radio, television, video, or motion pictures. It's hard for most actors to find steady work. Only a few become famous "stars." Bird Specialist - Ornithologist - Meet wildlife biologist Sarah Stock, who is an ornithologist (a person who studies birds) specializing in owls.Bookkeeping Clerk - Any organization that uses money has to keep records - records of where money came from and where it went; bookkeeping clerks keep and track these financial records.Brain Scientist - Meet Doctor Dave, a scientist who studies the brain and how addiction affects the brain.Budget Analyst - Budget analysts help public and private companies organize their finances.
Crossing Boundaries Through Bilingual, Spoken-Word Poetry ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. See Moby's Grim New Video About Smartphone Addiction - Rolling Stone Moby and the Void Pacific Choir paint a grim portrait of the smartphone-obsessed masses in the video for "Are You Lost In The World Like Me?" featuring old school Max Fleischer-inspired animation courtesy of Steve Cutts. In the video for the These Systems Are Failing cut, mindless cellphone-addicted junkies post selfies, send emojis, hunt for Pikachu or swipe right through human interactions, completely oblivious to the reality around them. "A few years ago I saw Steve Cutts' ‘Man’ video and was amazed and blown away," Moby said of the video in a statement. "I did some internet sleuthing and found his e-mail address and humbly asked him to make a video for me.
50 ways to use video in the classroom – EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 I will be travelling quite a bit this year to conferences and schools, speaking about a lifelong teaching passion - the use of video as an educational material. It is something I've promoted and developed many language learning ideas around - foremost through my work on EnglishCentral. So enjoy these practical ideas for using this most "real" material with your students, Each idea has a recommended example - just click "View It". Also get this as a lecture presentation with examples HERE. ‘Education for Leisure’ by Carol Ann Duffy Today I am going to kill something. Anything. I have had enough of being ignored and today I am going to play God. It is an ordinary day, a sort of grey with boredom stirring in the streets.I squash a fly against the window with my thumb. We did that at school. Shakespeare.
Kids Feel the Power of Poetry in Performance This may sound like an English teacher's pipe dream, but it is becoming a common experience in classrooms across the country. In lower-income neighborhoods in cities like New York and Chicago, students are competing with words and then settling in for discussions of metaphor, assonance, consonance, and allusion. Slam poetry, a blend of literature and performance that culminates in live competitions called slams, is transforming these students from reluctant, shy, or diffident learners into passionate artists. It is helping teachers not just teach writing but also build confidence. What's the Difference Between a Geek and a Nerd? Not Much, According to the Data The words "nerd" and "geek" are often used interchangeably, as if they mean the same thing. They actually don't: geek - An enthusiast of a particular topic or field. Geeks are “collection” oriented, gathering facts and mementos related to their subject of interest. They are obsessed with the newest, coolest, trendiest things that their subject has to offer.nerd - A studious intellectual, although again of a particular topic or field. Nerds are “achievement” oriented, and focus their efforts on acquiring knowledge and skill over trivia and memorabilia.