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By Kieran Donaghy

By Kieran Donaghy

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of the Jack O’ Lantern - Halloween People have been making jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack.” According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn’t want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form. TESOL Lesson Plans for Children - TESOL - Yahoo! News Search Results Teaching English to preschoolers (3 – 5 years old) Theme of the lesson: Learning things that are moving and related subjects to the moving things. Proficiency level: preschoolers (3 – 5 years old) Skill objectives: students’ skills in identifying five things that are moving, and where they are moving on.

The Other Pair This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Sarah Zorik titled The Other Pair and the themes of altruism and empathy. Students watch a short film, write a story, and speak about a story. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1)

You’re Beautiful – Literal Music Video Describing Actions, People, Prepositions, Movement and James Blunt. A designer lessons ESL lesson plan developed by George Chilton This is a fun descriptive video lesson that can be adapted to suit the needs of your students. I’m not sure where I found it, but I’m sure the idea was given to me by one of the teachers in the staffroom. Wherever it came from, it’s just too good not to share. I’ve used this in several classes and the students always find it challenging and fun. Transcripts - YouTube Help Transcripts are a simple way of creating captions. They only contain the text of what is said in the video and you don't need to enter any time codes. You can enter a transcript directly in your video or follow the steps below to create a transcript file. Transcripts work best with videos that are less than an hour long with good sound quality and clear speech. Keep in mind that the transcript file needs to be in the same language that is spoken in the video.

Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English ►Go to travelogues Follow the pie team on their travels and learn English along the way ►Go to pie plus How to plan an ESL/EFL (English as a Second Language) Lesson Plan - Indianapolis Living Abroad Whether you teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults or children, this foolproof lesson plan template is a great base to work from. Add to it and change it as you please, or follow every bit of it (a good idea if you're a new ESL teacher planning your first ESL lesson). This Lesson plan format will also work no matter what country you’re teaching English in, be it Japan, Korea, China or the USA.

The Boy Who Learned To Fly This ELT lesson plan is designed around the theme of the Olympic Games and a short film based on the life of Usain Bolt film created by Moonbot Studios and commissioned by Gatorade. In the lesson students speak about sports and the Olympic games, watch a short film, retell a story and write a summary of a story. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom This is a place were English teachers can share games and activities that they have found useful in the classroom. If you know a game or an activity that works well with ESL/EFL students and it is not yet listed here, please submit it. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Number of Submissions: 132 The newest addition is at the top of the page. Bad Fruit: A Shoppers' Nightmare Level: Easy to Medium

Add subtitles and closed captions - YouTube Help You can transcribe your video and automatically line up your text with the speech in the video. A transcript contains the text of what is said in a video, but no time code information, so you need to set the timing to sync with your video. Note: Since the transcript text is automatically synchronized to your video, the transcript must be in a language supported by our speech recognition technology and in the same language that's spoken in the video. Transcripts are not recommended for videos that are over an hour long or have poor audio quality. Choose the language for the subtitles or closed captions you want to create. You can use the search bar to find languages that don't automatically show in the list.

Drunk, violent, promiscuous... a U.S. view of British youth as seen on the cover of Time Magazine By EMILY ANDREWS Last updated at 10:20 29 March 2008 British youth are violent, drunken and out of control, a leading American magazine concludes today. The front cover of renowned publication Time Magazine depicts a young man in a "hoodie" with mugshots of others across a Union Jack. Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Lesson Plans to Download This page was originally designed to share my materials with other English teaching assistants in France, especially those who have no experience in teaching ESL yet. I've also included worksheets that I used for private English lessons in France as well as some of the materials I used in my ESL classes in the United States. Feel free to use them as you'd like. Some of the lessons listed under the Assistant section can also be used for private lessons and vice versa.

The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy I’ve been writing lesson plans designed around short films for my website Film English for six years. Teachers often ask me how I find the short films I use in my lesson plans. The answer is quite simple: I’ve watched literally thousands of short films and developed an instinct for the type of engaging and simple short films which will work in the ELT classroom. In this article I’d like to share what for me are the seven best short films for the language classroom. 975 FREE ESL Songs For Teaching English Worksheets Music can be a great way to connect with your students. Even students who aren’t fluent in English often know the words of popular songs phonetically, which makes these songs ideal resources for teaching your students certain forms of grammar, as well as vocabulary. Many students are happy to work with the unusual phrasing of song lyrics, because they’re learning new meanings for a piece of music that already has meaning in their lives. You might never have noticed it before, but many songs’ lyrics involve just one single tense - which means that as soon as you find a song that contains the tense you want to teach, you’ve got the makings of an exercise that your students will love.

It contains a wealth of lesson plans based on short films. As well as using these to teach language, the lesson plans deal with “cine literacy” and encourage critical thinking skills development, important in this day and age.  by charquis May 13

Added to Music pearl tree because it has a section which includes music lesson plans. by tigerduke Feb 10

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