Experimenting with English (Part 2) – Activities for learners to do outside the classroom [26 and counting!] In my blog post Experimenting with English: scaffolding learner autonomy, I discussed how I approached helping my learners to use English outside the classroom, drawing on learner autonomy theory and methodology (e.g. Benson, 2011; Oxford, 2003; Smith 2003). Central to that project, alongside the very important element of discussion, was a handout I created for my learners. Infants School (5 - 8 years) Activities Archives - Lessons Learnt Journal Content © Lessons Learnt Journal. All Rights Reserved. All photos & content are copyright of Lessons Learnt Journal. Images can be shared or pinned, but must link to the original post. Please give proper credit "via Lessons Learnt Journal" and do not claim them as your own.
11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English It’s no secret that YouTube is an English language learner’s best friend. Because ESL/ELL teachers have been willing to turn the cameras on themselves, you can find thousands of lessons to help improve your English. However, sometimes it’s difficult to know where the true gold is among all the videos that show up in searches. Hopefully this list of 11 YouTube channels can help steer you toward some of the best ESL/ELL content YouTube has to offer in 2014. 11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English Off to the beach this summer? Then you’ll need some beach vocabulary The school holidays have started here in the UK and this weekend will see many families fly off to sunnier countries to catch some of those rays and to luxuriate in warm sea waters. Having just returned from an idyllic two weeks in Barbados with its white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters, I can totally empathise with the excitement that will be felt across households as families pack their suitcases remembering to take with them their swimsuits – trunks for boys and men; bikinis, tankinis, one-piece swimsuits for girls and women; their beach towels; shorts;T-shirts; light summer dresses; sparkly sandals; flip flops; sunglasses (or shades) and many more items. Of course, we mustn’t forget to take our suntan or sunscreen lotions with us.
The 9 best language learning blogs — Whittled Learning a new language can get lonely, especially if you’re self-studying. Sometimes it’s nice to put the books down and connect with other language learners, get advice, or just swap stories. Thanks to the magic of the internet, there are tons of blogs and websites to help you do just that. The best out there are full of advice from credible sources to help supercharge your language learning, and are often pretty entertaining to read as well. These are written by people who've done the hard work of learning languages, and want you to be able to learn from their experiences.
LISTENING 1. What is Listening 2. Listening is NOT a gift! 3. Train Your Ears4. Christmas Memory Game My five year old recently discovered the joys of the Memory matching game and we’ve played a lot of rounds of it since. I have to admit that this is one game that I really enjoy playing. So, as I was making the Christmas Bingo Game, I thought “why not do a Christmas Memory Game too?” So I did. It didn’t take much more work once the Bingo game was set up. I think it’s a fun pairing to have both games. Talk2Me English : The Present Simple 1 - Back To Basics I am very proud to announce that this post has been awarded the 'Teaching English Blog Award for Innovative Teaching Ideas' by the British Council.I would like to take this opportunity to thank Teaching English for their support and thank everyone who voted :-) This post is the first of a series of three, on the topic of the Present Simple tense. It contains a printable infographic covering the basics of the Present Simple and three printable worksheets. Getting back to basics: If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I've been on a journey of discovery, concerning using technology to create materials and using technology to teach and study. A few weeks ago I began teaching a group of 12 adults face-to-face.
English Collocations Series: Words that collocate with “Conversation” In language there are words that go naturally together. For example, in English we “make a cake”, “do business”, “take a photo”, “have a drink”. In another language, the verb that goes with those nouns could be different. For instance, in Italian we say “take a drink”, “make business”, “make a photo”. If you were to literally translate the expression from Italian to English, it would sound strange to a native speaker. Young Learners Mobile phones – or cell phones as the Americans like to call them – are often cited as a nuisance, a disturbance and a pest by teachers across the world. Not only in English Language Teaching but in every subject, educators battle on a daily basis against the disruptive presence of the mobile phone.Some schools have gone as far as to ban mobiles all together – tackling the problem by removing the cause from the classroom.Other schools have taken a subtle approach, encouraging learners to reserve their phone usage for break time and lunch time. But what about in ELT? What is the situation of the mobile phone and the classroom? Continue reading Like this:
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