Short A Activities Grade Level: Kindergarten Words that Begin with the Letter A: Activity Sheet: Say the name of each picture out loud and listen for the short vowel Aa sound. Activity Sheet: Modern Manuscript: Trace (print) the words that begin with the short vowel Aa sound. Activity Sheet: Standard Font: Trace (print) the words that begin with the short vowel Aa sound. Six computer games to use in an English language classroom Another guest list that I’ve picked up during conference season, this time from language teaching games expert Kyle Mawer. Kyle doesn’t make computer games for language learners (often these aren’t very good), he finds existing games and exploits them with his classes. The result is some serious fun and language learning combined. Here he shows six ways that this is not just child’s play… 1 Reading
Project Unspell: Resources Unspell Wallet Card Everything you need to memorize in order to start reading unspelled text is contained on the two sides of this wallet-sized card. (Print version available here.) To quickly learn the sound of each Unspell symbol, click on each symbol below and listen to how it sounds. Writer Creates “Color Thesaurus” To Help You Correctly Name Any Color Imaginable Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer says that she loves to collect words that can help give her stories variety and depth. “I’ve learned that we all have different associations with color words,” Sundberg told Bored Panda. “For example the color sapphire is a light blue to me (since that’s the color of the sapphire on my engagement ring), but a sapphire can also be a very dark blue.
Digital Play Have you ever wanted to be James Bond? Princess Natasha is a digital game where the character is a bit like James Bond, except that she is a female. The game has messages that help you solve problems and hints on how to continue playing. 5 Free Language Tests To Boost Your Learning Power - 90 Days to Language Learning Glory As you may know, LingQ recently launched a free proficiency test that you can use to evaluate your skills in your target language. I used the Spanish test numerous times while doing my 90-Day Challenge at LingQ, and although I didn’t always test well at first, I kept at it until I got a better score. That didn’t mean that I suddenly spoke Spanish at an intermediate level just because the test said I did, but it did boost my confidence as my score got better. I found several other proficiency language tests around the web, and decided to channel my inner polyglot by trying them out in different languages.
The Punctuation Guide The period is perhaps the easiest punctuation mark to master. It ends a sentence. Difficulty generally arises only when the period is used with other punctuation marks. This entry consists of the following sections: Multiple punctuation Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: Explosive Fun Timers: Modern Languages Lab “Using ICTs for transnational, transcultural and transcontinental collaboration” INFLIT Conference 2014 Presentations: Thank you for attending the first annual INFLIT conference. To review presentations from the conference, please select the video link and corresponding PowerPoint presentations below. If you wish to use one of these presentations as a source, please cite INFLIT Conference 2014. Keynote Speech: "The Challenges and Evolution of Tandem Learning"