50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Websites Online Comics and Graphic Novels Here is a list of Online Graphic Novels and Comics. They vary from being read online or download as a pdf. With these comics you can use them for comprehension activities, use them as stimulus to give students ideas when they are making their own, you can also look at characters, setting and the plot of the comic. The WormWorld Saga is an Online Comic and is available in a range of languages. This makes it a great tool for learning laguages.
The Best Music Websites For Learning English Check out my New York Times post for English Language Learners focuses on using music for language development and includes a student interactive, video, and teaching ideas. I use music a lot in my teaching of English Language Learners. I thought people might find it helpful to see which sites I believe to be the best out there to help teach English — Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced — through music. My students have certainly found them helpful. Music is a familiar, fun, and engaging tool to use in learning a second language. This list includes sites that have music to listen to, activities for students to do, and ways for them to create their own.
Free English lessons for ESL teachers Love him or hate him, the Republican party candidate Donald J. Trump is to be the new 45th President of the USA. In a stunning upset, The Donald has beaten Hillary Clinton, from the Democratic Party, to the White House.
Rethinking SAMR, TPACK and using technology well I used to think of using the SAMR and TPACK tech integration models as “climb as high as you can” models. Now I see them differently. (Flickr / inkknife_2000) Six of the best: pieces of classical music inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 23 April 2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of England’s most famous playwright. We take a look at six settings of his most famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Galina Ulanova and Yury Zhdanov in Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet 1. Prokofiev
A to Z: The Best Books for Teens Step into the young adult section of your local library or bookstore and you’ll find hundreds, if not thousands, of books written just for teens. From paranormal romance to dystopian tales, there are plenty of options. The problem is, most teens aren’t reading them. To help teens wade through the masses, we’ve rounded up some of our top picks.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills This site will provide you with information on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which are the state standards for what students should know and be able to do. TEKS Review and Revision The State Board of Education (SBOE) has legislative authority to adopt the TEKS for each subject of the required curriculum. SBOE members nominate educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on TEKS review committees. Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet in dance Like Hamlet, the history of Romeo and Juliet makes for an interesting study of how artistic inspiration is not exclusive to one genre, but is informed by all fields - and how Shakespeare is often a reference point from which this branching out into visual art, music and dance occurs. Romeo and Juliet did not become a part of the standard repertory of dance companies until Serge Prokofiev composed his score around 1935. Prokofiev was probably familiar with Berlioz's dramatic symphony and Tchaikovsky's overture fantasy.