richard rothstein Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years. I first began publishing “Best” lists in at the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008 (there are now 1,600 of them!). Olya Sergeeva Update. I was very happy to hear that this post got shortlisted for Teaching English – British Council blog award. If you decide to vote for it (in which case, THANK YOU! :)), let them know by ‘liking’ the post on their facebook page: ow.ly/MrfLk. Levels: B1+/B2Length: 90 minutesCourse type: Business English
9 Sites to Save You Big on College Textbooks It's that time of year again, when college students scramble for textbooks, in the hopes they'll have money left over for food and fun during the school year. No longer does the campus bookstore have the monopoly on book sales. Students now have the option to buy their books elsewhere, often choosing to purchase used books online, or even rent textbooks from various sites. Some schools are even incorporating e-textbooks into their coursework. The key is to find the right edition of a textbook at the right price, and that can take some research. Fortunately, a few websites can help with that.
Power Up: Flipping Your Classes NILE and Teacher Training Videos are teaming up again to run the popular PowerUp: Flipping Your Classes course. This is a very popular course with many of the courses in 2018 being completely sold out. In 2016 the course was shortlisted for the British Council ELTons award. Monica My name is Monika and after eight years of teaching English I’ve decided to share my more or less wild ideas concerning the process of turning innocent people to the Dark Side – eventually (mwahahaha). Since stereotypical role of a teacher is to oppose a student (at least in non-teaching eyes), I have gladly accepted the exaggerated role of Evil Incarnated much to both mine and my students’ amusement. It really makes things easier in a typical whining situation where the students go ‘ooooohhh, whyyyyy soooo muuuuch homewoooooork’ and one simply states ‘because I’m evil, that’s why’. Not much left for discussion, admit it. I’ve worked in public schools in Poland and private language schools both in my country and in Dublin, Ireland and I think I’ve actually covered all age groups so far, except for kindergarten children and people over 70 years old. The surprising thing is that I really enjoy working as a teacher – tried different jobs, so I’m quite sure that’s the good one!
Learn 46 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, English & More How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages, including Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Italian, Russian and more. Download audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and you’re good to go. Amharic Foreign Service Institute Basic Amharic – Audio – TextbookLessons with dialogues, drills, exercises, and narratives will teach you the basics of this language spoken in Ethiopia. 50 Essential Resources for ESL Students Learning a new language is always daunting, especially when that language is as full of weird rules and contradictions as English. Even native speakers sometimes have trouble mastering the nuances of tense and grammar. Fortunately, if English is not your first language, there are a variety of ESL resources online to help you master the English language. From speaking to writing, these tools will help you get a handle on English and give direction to your education and career. Don’t let the size of the task deter you from getting it done.
ESL Commando Here is a quick run down of all of my favorite listening websites for English learners. Please be sure to check out my top ESL listening activities here on the ESL Commando too! Enjoy! Kids <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase=" width="800" height="800" id="home" align="middle"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" /><param name="movie" value="swf/home.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /><embed src="swf/home.swf" quality="high" wmode="transparent" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="800" height="800" name="home" align="top" allowscriptaccess="sameDomain" allowfullscreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage=" use the text menu at the bottom of the screen.</noembed></embed></object> Coloring Pages | Connect-the-Dots | Stories | Games | Puzzlers | Fun Projects
The Seven Best Short Animated Films for the Language Classroom - Kieran Donaghy First film can be seen by clicking on link. Animated films are ones in which individual drawings, paintings, or illustrations are photographed frame by frame. Traditionally animated films have been associated with children, however, nowadays they are designed to appeal to everyone. With the increased ease of creating animations, there has been a huge rise in the number of animated films being produced, and the vast majority of these are short animations. Many of these short animated films can be exploited in the language classroom as they are short enough to be used in a single session, offer a complete narrative in a short space of time, have a unique capacity of grabbing and holding students’ attention, and deal with contemporary subjects and issues, such as bullying, racism, sexism, homelessness, and human rights, which are relevant to students’ lives.
Sandy Millin Anyone following my blog will know that CELTA took over my life in August last year (2014), and will continue to dominate until the same time this year (2015). I’ve been building this list in my head for a while, and it’s finally time to get it onto the blog. It’s arranged into categories, with subtitles and topics in bold to help you navigate. There’s a lot here, so just use the bits you need as you need them rather than trying to look at all of them – if not, you’ll end up being overwhelmed! A quick way to find what you need it to press CTRL + F (CMD + F on a Mac) and type a key word connected to what you’re struggling with, like ‘TTT’, ‘instructions’ or ‘writing’ – this will take you straight to the relevant section. Please let me know if any of the links are broken so I can update them, and feel free to add suggestions to the comments.
KS2 Numeracy We have split the resources in to 7 groups as the page was very long and slow to load.Use the sub menu above to navigate within the KS2 Numeracy resources. Here are a few of the latest Key Stage 2 Maths resources. © v2vtraining.co.uk A versatile 12x12 square with three highlight colours, hide or reveal, variable start number and a variable step feature.
fluentu A picture is worth a thousand words. Nowhere is this truer than in the ESL classroom. Suppose after a verb game or during some reading comprehension exercise, one of your curious students wants to know the difference between “He danced at the party” and “He was dancing at the party.”