A huge bunch of resources for teaching the present perfect tense Almost universally, elementary learners of English are systematically introduced to the simple present and simple past forms. Then, somewhere around the end of what we consider to be elementary level and the beginning of pre-intermediate study, learners are introduced to the phenomenon known as the present perfect tense. In many cases, this is more than just a stumbling block on the road to learning English. This is primarily due to the fact that for many learners there is no tangible equivalent to the have/has + V3 in their first language. Even those languages that utilise a perfect tense may do so in a way radically different to English. What is the consequence of this situation?
6 Useful tools for teaching and learning vocabulary I don’t know about you, but I always find that my learners need as much help in learning and retaining vocabulary as I can give them. I’ve been doing a bit of searching for online tools that can help me in this quest, and here are a few that you might also find helpful… Word bucket Memento Mori: the beautiful ways we have kept the dead among the living Koudounaris is a skilled photographer, as the 500+ pictures in this oversized book attest, but even more so, he's a skilled and sensitive historian, who brings an anthropologist's empathy to the task of documenting and framing the varied practices depicted in the book. The book opens with a highly readable, beautiful essay on the many ways that humanity has sought to maintain contact with their dead through preserved, displayed remains, and the political, moral and spiritual uses to which the dead have been put. After this introduction, Koudounaris uses text sparingly and well, briskly presenting the facts and context for each of the image-sets in the book. He is every bit as scrupulously compassionate and respectful of the gilded mummies of Buddhist monks as he is in describing the Italian Capuchin monks who were mummified in great 17th century charnels.
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Cambodian Spirits Projected on Trees Awaken the Night Cambodian Trees is a creative light projection project by French artist Clément Briend that overlays trees with sculptural images of spirits and deities that are highly regarded in Cambodian culture. It's a beautiful surprise when the projected spirits awaken and reveal themselves at night as though they are made of the towering trees themselves. The photographic light installations echo the spirituality of the few sprouts of nature in the predominantly urban landscapes. It is a visual imagining of the divine figures that inhabit the world, as seen through an environmentally aware spiritual eye. Clément Briend website via [iGNANT]
The Young Learners Issue #1 – Esra Children are like a sheet of blank paper. Depending on how much you are able to engage your students’ attention, you can have them either acquire the language as a native speaker does or have them learn the language. I have always aimed to have my kids internalize and acquire English naturally. After 10 years, I have some golden rules that make language acquisition happen in a natural and fun atmosphere. The Top 10 Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Have you ever taken a tour of the secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Well, that’s exactly what you’re going to get here. We’re sharing all the little known facts we know about the museum. This is less about the unparalleled art collection, for which guides abound, but more about the tidbits that make the building like none other in the city.
Music, Stories and Magic – Erika Instant groove lesson recipe By Erika Osváth If someone asked me to jump in and teach a stand-by lesson to a group of children, teenagers or adults, a group of any age, I’d just walk in now with no pen, no paper, no book nor laptop and be somewhat sure we could come up with something fun and useful together. Something that I would certainly enjoy and hope they would like too. A lesson full of vocabulary practice, functional language, pronunciation, lots of speaking and listening and possibly some reading and writing too, age of the students and time permitting. And I’m sure some of you know already that one of my instant lesson ideas is to make a rap song together with the group.
THE FOUR SKILLS IN AN EFL CLASSROOM Which are the advantages or disadvantages of integrating skills in an EFL classroom situation? One of the most important goals for English teachers is develop the four skills in their students; traditional teachers prefer to work these skills one by one in an EFL classroom leaving to the others in isolation. On the contrary current teachers tend to carry out all at the same time like a beehive where bees work in team; one helping out others.
Lanternfish ESL: Lesson for Adult Classes The Odd One Out Game: Students look at a list of four items and decide which is different. They must give a reason. Everybody holds their answer up at the same time. If their reason is unique they get a point. Example: Eagle, Owl, Bat, Penguin. We are delighted to welcome Singapore-based gallery, Art Loft Asia to Artfinder. To celebrate the partnership we catch up with photographer Anuchit Sundarakiti. Tell us one interesting story that happened while you were photographing your works. Photography has taken me to many different places. I have collected many stories with each of my travels but the one place that still inspires me is the Bangkok Railway Station. Once, I met an old monk who traveled from at-risk areas in the south of Thailand to a hospital in Bangkok just to get treatment.
Learning to See – Josette Questions on The Reflective Journey – Josette LeBlanc The beauty of questioning is that it helps you look deeper into yourself. Questions ask you to investigate, to doubt, to grow, and to change. Questions help you learn to see. But some people don’t want to see. Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature The Classics Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W.
Four Ways to Get Your English Learners to Do More One of the biggest frustrations of teaching English is when your learners don’t do anything outside of class. When a learner starts taking lessons, they say the right things and seem motivated. But this initial enthusiasm usually disappears after a few weeks.