Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger Long writing activities are not very frequently done in class. I tend to think that my students are like me; I need the right kind of atmosphere. Writing requires time, silence and lots of inspiration. Ideally, at this time of the year, I would probably wish to be sitting next to a fireplace with the most perfect instagrammable snow falling outside my window while drinking a nice cup of coffee waiting for inspiration to strike. Unfortunately, there isn’t any snow where I live so I’ll have to make do with a bit of rain and some reddish trees.
The 101 Best Websites for ESL Students in 2016 The Internet is full of resources for English language learners at the university level. However, the problem lies in which material is valuable and which isn’t. Like with any topic, the internet’s a mix bag. There’s amazing materials for ESL students and also material that could prove detrimental to your learning. If you’re heading off to university or already studying, you don’t have time to surf the net in the hope of finding valuable websites. This is why we’ve created this helpful list of the 101 best websites for ESL students. A new book to solve your conversation class problems General English classes, especially intensive courses in summer, can mean having to think up a speaking topic for an hour every day. The classic solution (once Taboos and Issues is exhausted and please tell me you’re not using the “conversation” methods on the Breaking News English site) is an article hastily photocopied from The Metro (if you’re teaching in a UK city) or an article not so hastily downloaded from the internet after you wasted an hour trawling sites for something your students could read in five minutes. But if you do that too often, without prepping any questions or vocab exercises or something to make it actually useful for the students beyond what is now essentially a reading lesson not a speaking lesson, it makes you look lazy and unprepared.
Useful Apps and Tools For Designers Who Hate WritingDesignrfix.com If you are a designer, it is entirely understandable if you aren’t too fond of writing. Your talent is based on visual resources, and you might find hard to deal with words instead. But while it might be true, you don’t want it to stop you from climbing in your career. The 30 Best Online Language Courses for Any Budget or Level If you’re reading this, you’ve probably just recently decided to throw caution to the wind and learn a foreign language, traumatic high school Spanish finals be damned. Or maybe you’re in the midst of learning a new language online, and your mission has been a fruitless journey of online translators and trying to navigate your Facebook timeline in Yiddish. Oy vey.
How to Complain in English You can complain when you are not satisfied or happy with a service, product or event. You should try to be polite as the person you are talking to will be more willing to help you solve the problem than if you talk to them in an angry, condescending manner. Some phrases you can use to help you complain in English: I’m sorry to say this but… There seems to be a problem with… There appears to be something wrong with… I was expecting ______ but… Sorry to bother you but… I want to complain about… I have to make a complaint about… I hate to tell you but… I’m angry about… I’m not satisfied with… I don’t understand why… Excuse me but there is a problem… Would you mind…? This is unfair.
62 Persuasive Writing Prompts for Kids You can never really have enough writing prompts, right? Enjoy! Imagine you had a hundred dollars, but you couldn’t keep it. You had to give it away to a person or charity. The ESL Commando: Best English Listening Websites Here is a quick run down of all of my favorite listening websites for English learners. Please be sure to check out my top ESL listening activities here on the ESL Commando too! Enjoy! ELLLO - English Listening Lab Online. 50 Essential Resources for ESL Students Learning a new language is always daunting, especially when that language is as full of weird rules and contradictions as English. Even native speakers sometimes have trouble mastering the nuances of tense and grammar. Fortunately, if you’re originally a non-English speaker, there are a fantastic amount of resources online to help you master the English language. From speaking to writing, these tools will help you get a handle on English and help you in your education and career. Don’t let the size of the task stop you from getting it done. Use these resources and you’ll be fluent in no time.
Team-working skills Video Worksheet Teacher's Notes The aim of this video is to help students understand team-working skills. Exercises based on material from Pre-intermediate to Advanced levels of Open Mind (and the Mind series for American English learners) have been provided in the teacher's notes and worksheet to use alongside the video. In the first scenario, the team spend more time blaming each other for the error that has caused the customer to complain, than on solutions to resolve the problem. As the team get angry they miss the opportunity to solve the conflict and this only results in a potential tension in the office for the coming days.
Learning English OVERVIEWEnglishspeak.com is a free system for learning to speak English. The program contains lessons that give special attention to English pronunciation and everyday language. With over 100 lessons, Englishspeak.com provides a large amount of audio content. How to Motivate Reluctant Learners What we call motivation in school is really a decision students make to invest in our classrooms. It s our responsibility to show students the value of investment and guide them toward behaviors that will support learning. In this guide, Robyn R. Jackson takes you step by step through the process of motivating reluctant learners what great teachers do instead of relying on elaborate rewards systems or creative tricks to reach students who actively or passively resist investing themselves in the classroom. Here, you ll learn how to