accueil_048 It is celebrated on February 14th. We say "Be my Valentine" in English. It’s that time of the year when couples show* their love for each other by sending* cards, flowers and chocolates. Friendship* is also celebrated. School children sign Valentine's Day cards and bring* them to school for their classmates*. A Wonderful TED Ed Video on The Cognitive Advantages of Bilingualism Bilingualism or the ability to speak more than one language is a prevalent linguistic phenomenon. Even in the online digital discourse a great deal of multilingualism and bilingualism is observed in text-mediated interactions between users. For those of you interested in learning more about bilingualism in the virtual world, we recommend Language Online: Investigating Digital Texts and Practices (by David Barton and Carmen Lee) and The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online (by Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring). Both of these books provide some interesting academic studies with illustrated explanations of how Internet users appropriate their linguistic codes in different multilingual spaces. To learn more about bilingualism, this Ted Ed lesson, we discovered through LarryFerlazzo, does a great job explaining what bilingualism is all about, its types and its cognitive benefits.
Lesson plans UK This is little village of Cholsey, England Sam is 16 years old and lives in, Cholsey, a small English village together with about 3300 inhabitants. The village is old and consists of many old cottages as well as new houses. In the middle of the village there is the church where the people meet on Sundays to attend morning service. A couple of years ago Sam’s parents divorced and her mother moved to London but Sam decided to stay in the village with her father Lucas who is a sheep farmer.
18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing Teachers in Littleton, Colorado — like teachers in many places — are increasingly asking students to read and write online. Free tools like Google Docs have made it easy for students to work on the same piece of writing at home and at school, and have allowed teachers to explore collaborative writing assignments and synchronous editing with students. There are also many digital tools that can support students as they learn how to read deeply, take well-cited notes, and navigate the writing process. While many teachers are finding efficiency in allowing students to write and submit assignments online, not all students or teachers want to use the exact same set of tools. That’s why Littleton’s Instructional Technology Specialist, Dana Levesque, started compiling resources on a site that both teachers and students can access to find the tools that fit their needs. “Kids have different learning styles,” Levesque said.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. Contributors:Tony Russell, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli, Russell Keck, Joshua M.
6ème English alphabet and sounds Greetings (Book 1 Lesson 1) Dates How are you? (Book 1 Lesson 1) Let’s count / How old are you? Weather Ordinal numbers Classroom English (Book 1 Lesson 1) Countries and nationalities (Book 1 Lesson 2) Pays Anglophones Pronoms personnels sujets At the pet shop (Book 1 Lesson 3)
Classroom Icebreakers for Back to School - TechNotes Blog - TCEA The first day of a new school year can be awkward and nerve-wracking for both teachers and students. Why not break the ice that day (or week) with a few, fun, getting-to-know you activities? Giving your students a chance to share special facts about themselves and learn about their teacher at the same time will help ease first-day jitters. And it helps to build a sense of community in the class, an important requirement as they collaborate with each other throughout the year. Below are some of my favorite icebreaker activities. The activities are fun and easy.
Tired of Teaching “Elements of Plot”? A New, Fun Approach! Are you tired of beginning each school year with the same ol’ “Elements of Plot” lesson? The initial vocabulary and concepts related to “Plot” can be kind of “dry” and “boring”, especially if you’re a student in grades 7th-10th! You know what I’m talking about because we’ve all been there ;) I took some time (well, quite a bit of time!) designing a new way to introduce the “elements of plot” to my ninth grade English students! 10 Creative Ways To Use Video in Your School - Flipped Learning Network Hub --Originally published at Flipped Learning – Ed Tech Enthusiast Why use video? They say “a picture is worth a thousand words”. So, at 24 frames a second, a 2 minute video is worth 2,880,000 words.
8 words you need to know to survive The Hunger Games Happy Hunger Games! With the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at cinemas, what better time to explore some of the core vocabulary from this epic series. Need some background? For the full picture on the language of The Hunger Games, read our blog post. Whether your arena is a jungle, a desert, or a ticking time bomb, here are eight pieces of essential vocabulary you need to know in order to survive the Games.
3e - iEnglish Choose one of these two subjects (Use past tenses to tell your story - you'll mainly use the past simple (i.e.: I saw her...) and the past continuous (i.e.:...as I was walking home); individual work: 200 words; pairwork: 300 words) ->Create a few characters: think about their name, age, situation, where they live, what they enjoy, what they fear, what their dreams are...etc. One of your characters might be the narrator, or you can choose to adopt an external point of view. 10 Board Games for EFL Teachers - Teach English Spain How often do you play board games with your English learners? With a little bit of imagination, you can use your board to practise grammar, lexis and pronunciation in lots of fun and engaging ways that will make your learners love your classes. If you’re lucky, the board may be a new-fangled, hi-tech snazzy interactive smartboard. If you have never used one of these, they are basically like a giant tablet.
How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching by Terry Heick Ed note: this post has been updated from a fall 2015 post A little bit of technology doesn’t change much. It can make things a little easier by automating them. It could make a lesson here or there gee-wiz flashy, or even engage hesitant students.