115 Leading Sources for Teaching & Learning ESL – Masters in ESL English is one of the most widely spoken languages on Earth, and is widely considered the international language of business. Knowing at least some English is essential for success in many careers, and it is estimated that nearly 400 million people have learned English as their second language. Learning English opens up opportunities in a way unrivaled by other languages, and people who choose to teach English as a second language (ESL) are providing a great service to their students. Learning and teaching ESL cannot be confined to a classroom. Immersion is the best way to truly absorb any second language. The sites compiled here offer free tools and paid lessons, general tips and specific exercises, and much more information to make teaching and learning ESL as fun and easy as possible, inside and outside the classroom.
More than 20 free listening tests for IELTS This is my selection of the best free practice listening sites for IELTS on the internet. Not all of these tests are exactly formatted to the IELTS exam but they are excellent for practising your listening skills. Before you go there may I suggest you check out these pages and resources:
MES English free printable flashcards, matching worksheets, bingo cards, games, activities, handouts and more There are 100+ sets of that I used to design curriculums for children ages 3-9 and 6-10. However, I use most of them up through to high school students and many with adults. See the left-hand menu for the current list of sets available. READ ME FIRST: These cards are excellent image quality and as such some of the files are quite large (1mb~4mb.) About Youth For Freedom Owners/Directors: Kami and Mark Mitchell Kami Rhoades Mitchell was born and raised in Utah.
Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are well over a million free ebooks and audiobooks at the sites listed within these pages.
How young children learn English as another language By Opal Dunn, educational consultant and author Young children are natural language acquirers; they are self-motivated to pick up language without conscious learning, unlike adolescents and adults. They have the ability to imitate pronunciation and work out the rules for themselves. Any idea that learning to talk in English is difficult does not occur to them unless it’s suggested by adults, who themselves probably learned English academically at a later age through grammar-based text books. Read the notes below about young children learning English as another language. You can also download these notes as a booklet.
100 Hands-On Activities for Middle School and High School - Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers Hands-on learning is the best kind of learning, as far as I’m concerned. Sadly, as kids get older, the ideas for hands-on projects seem to dwindle. That’s why I wanted to compile a list of 100 hands-on activities for middle school and high school students. I do want to include on caveat – not all of these activities are specifically geared toward older students, but I think that often activities for younger kids can be beneficial to older students when they are adapted by turning all of the planning and execution of the project over to the student (as opposed to a parent helping) or by requiring more detail than may be required of a younger student. Art Lesson Plans and Activities for Teaching Phonics Want to try phonics in your classroom but don't know where to start? These free resources, including lessons and activities, will help you use phonics to promote reading success. Professional Development Resources
Phonetics Sounds As you know, the English alphabet is far from being a regular and consistent system of representing all the sounds in English. For instance, think of the letter group ough. How many different way can it sound like: