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Apps for ESL

creative ESL Here at Small Talk Labs we love Apple’s iPad! Most of this blog and it’s pictures have been written and drawn on the ‘pad on the subway or in coffee shops. It’s a great tool for increasing your productivity, throwing down a lesson plan or writing and sketching ideas on the fly. It’s an incredibly versatile tool in the ESL classroom too. In no particular order here are five cool apps for iPad tested by me with small groups of students, there may be even better ones out there, if you find them please let me know in the comments. British Council A phonemic audio chart from the British Council. MindValley LLC This App allows you to use pictures downloaded from the internet to produce flashcards and display them on the iPad. EA Games Shake the iPad and the letter cubes land at random, connect them with your finger to spell as many words as possible in the allotted time. EA games make for iPad too, it takes a long time to play and my students struggled with it. Cocoa Box Design LLC Eknath Kadam

Meringue Cake Recipe | HowToCookThat : Best Birthday Cakes Desserts Parties Gingerbread Houses & Cake PopsHowToCookThat : Best Birthday Cakes Desserts Parties Gingerbread Houses & Cake Pops Meringue cake is a pavlova that is dressed up for the ball. It’s proper name is a Spanish Wind Torte and as a child I used to admire the photo of it that adorned the front of Time-Life Foods of The World Book,”The Cooking of Vienna’s Empire”. It is a perfect gluten and wheat free birthday cake for friends with intolerances. Here I have filled it with cream and fruit, you can also add shaved chocolate to the mix if you would like it even more sweet. Ingredients – meringue circles 8 Egg whites 570g (20.11 ounces) caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar Ingredients – meringue covering for the cake 4 Egg whites 280g (9.88 ounces) caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar Ingredients – Royal icing for the details 1 egg white 150g (5.29 ounces) icing sugar purple food colouring and silver cachous (optional) STEP 1: Take a saucer or a cereal bowl, turn it upside down and use it to draw 4 circles onto nonstick baking paper (this is better than greaseproof paper).

the best !!!! American History in VOA Special English There are 246 fifteen-minute programs and 5 four-minute programs. That is about 62 hours of listening. About 'The Making of a Nation' Radio Program Introduction and Overview of 'The Making of a Nation' (You may skip this one.) 1400s-1500s 1600s-1776 1861-1865 - The Civil War 1916-1919 - World War I 1929-mid-1930s- The Great Depression mid-1930s-1945 - World War II 1950s - Korean War 1960s - Kennedy Becomes President 1964 - Vietnam War 1968 - Richard Nixon Becomes President 1997 - Bi-centenial 1988 - George H. 1993 - Bill Clinton Becomes President 2000 - George W. Other History Broadcasts (Explorations, Agricultre Report, ...) Holiday Special Christmas in America During the 19th Century More Stories about History in Other Sections on This Website These are not included in the count at the top of the page. About Other VOA Material on This Web Site Voice of America Special English Study

English Language Learners • ESL Techies Using Mobile Devices with Limited English Proficient/Special Education Students More and more school districts are investigating the use of mobile devices such as the iPad to facilitate learning and instruction for LEP/ELLs in Special Education settings. As K -12 teachers continue to adopt 21st century learning models, curiosity is growing over the integration of mobile devices into the classroom and the practical applications of these new tools. LEP/ELL students with special education needs present a distinct challenge: how are the language needs met while also addressing various required learning accommodations? One of the key reasons why teachers are exploring mobile devices is that they provide ways to differentiate content and accommodate a variety of learning needs and styles. This is especially true when planning instruction based on the unique needs of a special education student as delineated in his or her IEP. iCommunicate Pre-loaded pictures and storyboards/routines (e.g.

American English Pronunciation Podcasts Listen now! Note: The most current podcast will begin playing, scroll down to the episode you wish to listen to. Other Stuff at Pronuncian If you find value in Pronuncian's podcasts, why not check out the rest of the site? Sounds We have more than 8000 audio files online Books and Downloads If you can't study online, choose one of our books, or try our downloadable sound drill MP3s Services Become a subscriber to receive the full range of Pronuncian services, from online tests to sound recording and feedback. iPad apps for better english BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips Apps and Methods written by: Winston Smith•edited by: M.S. Smith•updated: 4/28/2011 Whether you are a student, tutor or teacher, there are several ways of using the iPad in ESL classes. Using the right combination of techniques and apps can create a great way to supplement formal education. The iPad is more than an easy way to read books and newspapers or media consumption. However, the iPad can be used in the classroom and for self-study.

The Art of Inventing Complexity in Language Learning | lingholic I was recently reading one of Scott Young’s blog posts which he wrote a few years ago, in which he argues that smart people like solving complicated problems, and that when faced with a problem that is difficult, but doesn’t have a complex answer, they invent complexity. Instead of focusing on the essentials and making progress, they become trapped in irrelevant details. Hard Does Not Necessarily Mean Complex Learning a language is, of course, no easy task. It is, obviously, a pursuit that is time-consuming and that requires a fair amount of dedication and motivation. When we get at it for the first time, it is quite intimidating. If you listen to polyglot Steve Kaufmann, he’ll tell you that the secret to learning languages is to listen and read a lot, and then speak when you feel you’re ready. Catch a Man a Fish, and… Here are a few more examples, to nail down my point. What If I’m a Fish, Not a Monkey? As I mentioned in my first blog post, I believe that we all learn differently.

iPad Educational Apps – ESL Conversation Builder Teen Conversation Builder Teen for iPad: $29.99 at the iTunes App Store – Now on iTunes!!! ConversationBuilderTeen™ (Patent Pending) is a Conversation Simulator designed to help teenaged children learn how to have multi-exchange conversations with their peers in a variety of social settings. Language Builder app for iPad Language Builder is designed to help children improve in sentence ideation, sentence formation, and receptive and expressive language. Tense Builder app for iPad TenseBuilder is designed to help students learn to identify and use correct tense forms by playing videos to demonstrate past, present and future tense. Rainbow Sentences app for iPad Rainbow Sentences is designed to help students improve their ability to construct grammatically correct sentences by using color coded visual cues. Story Builder app for iPad Conversation Builder app for iPad Preposition Builder Speech Journal iPad App Question Builder Sentence Builder app for iPad

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