Film Links Until quite recently it was difficult to find pedagogically sound film material to help students improve their language through watching film, and teachers had to spend many hours creating their own materials. However, with the advent of the Internet there are now a wealth of online resources for both language teachers and their students. With so many resources it’s sometimes difficult for teachers to see the wood for the trees.
Bubbles English This is a game for practicing English sentence formation. It is primarily aimed at ESL (English as a second language) students. To play, you select a set of content to play with, and then make sentences by clicking on word bubbles. Cooperative Learning: 7 Free PDF Assessment Instruments Introduction There are numerous ways to evaluate the outcomes of cooperative learning, and fortunately enough, none of them require an enormous investment of time. As you would do with other evaluations, begin by deciding what it is that you would like to examine, and then choose the best tool with which to assess it.
The image in English Language Teaching Each of these leading experts provide insightful articles and practical ideas for using still and moving images in language education. The list of contributors include Ben Goldstein, Anna Whitcher, Antonia Clare, Paul Driver, Sylvia Karasthati, Paul Dummett, Magdalena Wasilewska, Andreia Zakime, Elena Domínguez Romero, Jelena Bobkina, Candy Fresacher, Tyson Seburn, Chrysa Papalazarou, Magdalena Brzezinska, Emma Louise Pratt, Samantha Lewis, Jean Theuma, and Valéria Benévolo França who are all also members of the Visual Arts Circle, a collective which provides a wide range of resources for you to use and encourages discussion and debate around the use of images in language teaching. The book includes a preface by Gunther Kress, Professor of Semiotics and Education in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media Within the Institute of Education of University College London. It is available by open access thanks to the support of the ELT Council. Download this publication below.
Using Class Dojo to reinforce positive behavior Class Dojo is a popular and somewhat controversial free tech tool for behavior management. I frequently hear it recommended by teachers at all grade levels, but am not familiar with it personally. So, I’ve invited a teacher who has used Class Dojo with her students to explain what’s worked for her. Amanda Killough, who has been teaching middle school Social Studies for eleven years, is here to share with us how Class Dojo helps reinforces positive behavior in both her individual students and the class as a whole. United Kingdom HISTORY The first Britons (people who live in the United Kingdom) were the Picts, who arrived about 10,000 years ago. In the eighth century B.C., the Celts arrived from Europe and pushed the Picts north into Scotland. In A.D. 43, the Romans invaded and ruled for nearly 400 years. They built roads, bathhouses, sewers, and large villas. By the sixth century A.D., German peoples known as Angles, Jutes, and Saxons were moving into Britain. The Angles gave their name to England, and English people became known as Anglo-Saxons.
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Christmas Games Run Santa Girl, run! Collect gold rings and Christmas presents scattered around the North Pole while dodging all of the enemies and obstacles along the way. Frosty is missing and Santa needs your help to find him. Rudolph is missing and Christmas will be ruined if he isn't found. Practice counting skills in this fun online game. Revising Your Teaching Philosophy for Distance Learning Like many teachers around the nation, I recently went from face-to-face teaching to online teaching with little time to prep. I first tried to emulate my normal daily procedures virtually—I thought the consistency and familiarity would be beneficial. I was wrong: Although I was doing what I thought was my best for students, there was an overall lack of engagement, even with these familiar procedures in place. I was discouraged.
Child protection The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We believe child protection requires everyone to take responsibility. We recognise that the care and welfare of children is paramount and that all children have the right to protection from all types of harm. The British Council recognises that we have a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with, including a duty to protect them from abuse. Musical Instruments Vocabulary ESL Worksheets Musical Instruments Picture Dictionary ESL Worksheet A picture dictionary (pictionary) & poster ESL worksheet for kids to study musical instruments vocabulary. Look at the pictures and study the musical instruments. Musical Instruments Vocabulary Matching Exercise Worksheet A colourful matching exercise ESL worksheet for kids to study musical instruments vocabulary.Look at the list below and write the names of the musical instruments under the correct pictures.
Play Monkey Puzzles World Tour The Monkey is back! Monkey Puzzles World Tour is the follow up to our popular game for young learners, Monkey Puzzles. Join our Monkey as he travels the world and discover 8 new English learning games with exciting new scenes and sound effects. Monkey Puzzles World Tour also includes 2 games to practise listening skills. Like Monkey Puzzles, Monkey Puzzles World Tour uses words from the Cambridge English: Young Learners tests. The game provides excellent preparation for the tests and is a fun way to practise English at an early stage of learning.
Building Rapport in the Online Classroom Student smiling after being greeted by online teacher Building rapport with students is necessary for success in any classroom, and a significant challenge in an online setting. We are separated by thousands of miles, not able to shake their little hands, give them an encouraging pat on the back, or read their full body language. Online safety for teenagers This lesson addresses the topic of online safety in a motivating way, allowing students to discuss issues, share their opinions and ideas and then do some online activities to finish the lesson or as a homework task. Aims: To develop students’ spoken fluency and use of modals for advice. To develop higher level critical thinking skills by ranking a series of tips in order of importance. To encourage students to think about the importance of online safety. Age: