How classrooms look around the world — in 15 amazing photographs To mark last month’s World Teachers’ Day (sponsored by UNESCO , the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), photographers from Reuters took pictures around the world of educators with their students in a telling exhibit of the very different circumstances under which children attend school. Here are 15 pictures taken by Reuters photographers, revealing the spectrum of “classrooms” — from those with literally no resources to those well-stocked and housed. Teacher Mahajera Armani and her class of girls pose for a picture at their study open area, founded by Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), outside Jalalabad city, Afghanistan September 19, 2015. (Reuters) Reading Comprehension Worksheets "Your reading comprehension materials are the best I've found on the web. They are so thorough and comprehensive! My students and I have learned a lot from them. Thanks so much!"
10 lifesaving websites for ESL teachers Lisa has asked me for some recommendations regarding useful sites for EFL teachers and I’m happy to make a little compilation of the places I visit most often to find ideas, inspirations, betimes lesson plans if I feel exceptionally lazy (The Liberation of the Garden Gnomes by Peter Vahle is just shiny!) and share them with you. So, here we go – my ten favourite websites: Shakespeare - Hamlet Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, has come back from university to find that his father, the old king, is dead. His mother has married his father’s brother, Claudius, who is now king of Denmark. Hamlet is shocked that his mother has married so soon after his father’s death, and angry that she has married Claudius.
Rehearsing Vocabulary Research says that new vocabulary is best learned in context, but there are also simple ways to keep the word lists and just eliminate the need of the translations. WebEnglish.se has compiled a list of vocabulary activities to help teachers leave the bilingual lists behind. Naming Show a flashcard and let the students write the word (yr 2-4)Word Search with or without the words (yr 2-9)Crossword Puzzle with short clues, synonyms, opposites (or bilingual hints) (yr 3-9)Cloze Sentences Vocabulary in context! You may give 2-3 letters of the missing word to make it easier (yr 3-9) Matching words with their definitions Also: Guess the word from its definition or match the phrases that mean the same. (yr 4-9)Unscramble the words Use a set of words from a theme to make it easier (yr 4-9)Draw a picture (yr 1-4)Missing letters Students fill in the letters (yr 2-6)Categorizing Divide the words into categories (yr 2-6)Brainstorming How many words can you think of?
Lost Property This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film titled Lost Property by Asa Lucander. Students do a dictation, work out meanings of the verb ‘lose’, speak about lost items, watch a trailer and short film, and write a story. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. » Teaching English through songs in the digital age – #ELTchat summary 12/01/2011 This absolutely fantastic summary was contributed by Vicky Saumell on her blog in 4 consective posts which I have merged into one single post. As Viky herself remarks below in her post, it is an amazing collection of resources all shared by you, #ELTchatters! What a fantastic resource this has turned into! And thanks to Vicky for an outstanding job!!! 1.
Watch: This 3-minute animation will change your perception of time We all know that Earth is old, but it’s hard to put into perspective just how old it is. After all, what does 4.5 billion years *really* mean? How do you even comprehend that amount of time with our short-lived human brains?