What’s on your mind? This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Shaun Higton and the theme of Facebook. Students practise vocabulary related to social media, watch a short film, and talk about Facebook. 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. BusyTeacher.org It’s only natural. After all, they are trying to talk in a language they are still working on learning. Still, silence can be deadly in the ESL classroom for your students and you. Celebrate Roald Dahl 100 With Teaching Ideas! 2016 marks 100 years since the birth of the popular children's author Roald Dahl and schools around the world are celebrating with a wide range of classroom activities. To help you to prepare, we have created this list of some of our most popular Roald Dahl teaching, activity and display resources. Teaching Ideas and Classroom Activities: Organise your own Roald Dahl Day with the ideas in this post.
Technology in the English Classroom Technology in the English Classroom, 9 The first problem is finding good software, software that will teach information, and not just have lots of fun graphics. Even once good software is found, the question of its value in school has critics complaining. Irt a survey carried out by Education Week, more than one third of the responding teachers called software in general a "big" or "moderate" problem. Many times, the content provided was no better than that found in a textbook (Zehr, 1999). Despite the access to web and multimedia, if the program does not exceed what a textbook can supply, then it really isn't doing its job.
Look Up This EFL lesson is designed around a short film and poem by Gary Turk and the theme of isolation caused by the use of new technology. Students watch a short film with no sound and speculate about the story it tells, read a poem and discuss digital technology, social media and isolation. 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. Language level: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1) Learner type:Teens and adults Learning Registry The Learning Registry is not intended to be your portal into the world of digital resources but rather a conductor that developers can use to create the user-friendly and tailored tools you need. You are currently looking “behind the scenes” of some tools that you already enjoy. While you are welcome to take the Learning Registry for a test drive below, the primary audiences for this site are publishers and developers who, together, can create the user-friendly, tailored tools you are looking for. Check Out Some of the Current Tools and Apps Available There are a growing number of developers generating tools for educators that are powered by the Learning Registry. You can check out tools created for more specific audiences of educators on the page of Community Projects.
English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics What is... What is something you dislike about yourself? What is something you do well? Phrasal verbs - Lesson Plans Digger Making students even remotely enthusiastic about learning and using phrasal verbs has been one of my biggest challenges as a teacher. These 5 games have proved to be effective as far as consolidating and revising my students’ knowledge of phrasal… Continue Reading . . . This writing activity helps students learn and practice different phrasal verbs about food. It is a perfect fit for classes about nutrition, diets, health, and fitness.
CALL (computer assisted language learning) Author: Graham Davies © Professor Graham Davies Abstract An introduction to Computer Assisted Language Learning, including a brief history and mention of more recent trends (CD-ROMS, DVDs, the Web) and professional associations dedicated to CALL. Table of contents A definition of CALL How can film help you teach or learn English? What can film and video add to the learning experience? Kieran Donaghy, who won the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post I want to learn English because…, explains why film is such a good resource, and recommends some useful websites. Language teachers have been using films in their classes for decades, and there are a number of reasons why film is an excellent teaching and learning tool. Learning from films is motivating and enjoyable Motivation is one of the most important factors in determining successful second-language acquisition. Films and TV shows are an integral part of students’ lives so it makes perfect sense to bring them into the language classroom.
SEALL – Supporting EAL Learners Most classrooms are decorated with students’ work, info graphs and posters. Unfortunately they are static and are rarely used for learning. A way to make your displays more interactive is by making sure to leave space for translations for students’ own languages Träna mera – länktips Links to improve your skills in English Vocabulary Vocabulary for learners of English