35 great tips for learning English! Here are 35 of our top tips for learning English (or just about any language!). 1. With just 20 minutes a day, you can really improve your English. 5 Inspiring TED Talks To Transform Your English Class - The Teaching Cove It’s no secret that TED talks are all the rage in the English classroom. So, why write a teaching tips post about them if everyone uses them anyway? Well, I really believe that it’s not just about turning on Youtube or TED and letting your students listen. It’s the activities they do that make or break the lesson. I LOVE speaking activities.
Grammar: teaching conditionals By Jim Scrivener Conditional structures that begin If + present tense offer lots of possibilities for interesting tasks, presentations or practice activities. Here are a few ideas. If you meet a wolf … Conditional structures that begin If + present tense … (e.g. “If you meet a wolf, run!”
Store - A-F 117: The English Sound System English is one of the richest languages in terms of sound variation. That is why it is sometimes a challenge for non-native speakers of English to understand native-speakers, or to achieve a good pronunciation themselves. This file introduces you to the different sounds in English and the special ways in which native speakers combine sounds in connected speech. It will greatly help your listening comprehension and you own pronunciation. *Downloadable (not a physical item) 5 Creative New Ways to Teach English as a Second Language As a volunteer ESL instructor and tutor, my methods have frequently been grounded in traditional worksheet and conversation exercises. Often, my older students are working towards dual fluency in English and technology, while my younger students are “native users” of computers and smartphones. English mastery—and more importantly, confidence—is still built on a solid foundation of speaking, speaking, speaking, but I relish the opportunity to introduce technology into my lessons. Why? Well, it shakes things up and adds to the fun!
5 Great Infographics for Language Teachers and Learners Infographics are great learning materials. The colourful graphics, clear text and their size make them ideal for classroom integration. I have been posting some of the ones I deem educationl to help teachers leverage this resource to create engaging, relevant and personalized learning experiences in their classes. In this regard, I am introducing you today to a series made up of four parts all containing the best infograpgics about English language teaching and learning. Due to their size we could not embed all the infographics in one post instead we distributed them on four posts with each one of them containing links to other posts to make it easy for you to navigate the four posts without having to move away. Teachers can print them out and pin them on the class wall for students to access throughout the whole year.
Larry Ferlazzo - Online tools These include The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use) and The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites. Now, though, I think it's time to narrow them down to my choices for the "best of the best" or, in other words, an "All-Time Best" list. Here are my choices, and I hope readers will let me know if they agree, disagree, and/or think I've missed some (one key requirement is that they are all free to use). Some of the sites I list could go in multiple categories, but I have placed them in the "domains" I believe they help the most: Obviously, The British Council has tons of great resources. I particularly like their animated Short Stories.
Adverb Worksheets An adverb is one of the eight parts of speech. It is a word that describes how, where or when an action verb takes place. Use the worksheets below to help your students understand adverbs. To see Common Core Standards for these worksheets, click on the common core symbol Find the adverb that is describing the given action verb in each sentence. Double-sided printable worksheet.