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25 Terrific Online Games for English Language Learners - Online College Courses

25 Terrific Online Games for English Language Learners - Online College Courses
English language learners fall into two categories — native speakers and those pursuing it via ESL/EFL instruction (or self-instruction!). But both demographics can build up their skills, no matter their age or proficiency, through game-based learning. The Internet, in its infinite providence, does not disappoint when it comes to hosting effective resources for teaching and reviewing the core components of the English language. Here’s a few particularly useful games or, more accurately in most cases, suites of games. GameZone: Dozens of simple, straightforward games about grammar, spelling, and vocabulary reach out to English language learners at all levels. Funbrain Words’ games and activities are meant to be enjoyed between children and their parents or teachers rather than alone. Related:  Anglaislesson plans

Reading Reading Lessons International Women's Day - A reading comprehension test on the topic of International Women's Day Night Study in Korea - A reading comprehension test on the topic of night studying in Korea. History of Halloween - A reading comprehension test on the topic of Halloween. Catching a Cold - A reading comprehension test on the topic of catching a cold Levi's Blue Jeans - A reading comprehension test on the topic of Levi's Blue Jeans Take a Bath! - A reading comprehension test on the topic of taking a bath. Summer Solstice - A reading comprehension quiz on the topic of the summer solstice Test Taking Skills - A reading comprehension quiz on the topic of 'test taking skills' Improving Your English - A reading comprehension quiz on the topic of Improving your English Friendship - A reading comprehension quiz on the topic of friendship The Story of the Jailed for Freedom pin - Pins played a role in the women's suffrage movement.

ESL Interactive Exercises for Students, Online grammar, Vocabulary Games and Quizzes Teach Kids to Read with Phonics - Games, Videos, Worksheeets Free ESL Interactive Exercises for Students Free online interactive grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and listening exercises are making it easier for hardworking students to learn by themselves. Here are tons of interactive exercises for English Learners. Excellent e-Learning Materials for ESL/EFL. Online Quizzes Fun Games for Teaching English to ESL Kids Grammmar Exercises Online : Several interactive grammar exercises for self-study. Vocabulary Quizzes Online - Find interactive vocabulary quizzes arranged by topic Grammar Quizzes Online - Arranged by topics - Most popular grammar topics covered. Pronunciation and intonations Exercises : using video slides and self-grading quizzes, students can practice pronunciation here. Phonetic Exercises online : Learn the vowel and consonant sounds of English using these interactive quizzes and videos Vocabulary & Grammar Self-study Quizzes for beginners, intermediate & Advanced students

Games for Learning English, Vocabulary, Grammar Games, Activities, ESL Race and the three phases of the American Revolution Introduction The social construct of “race” is a good point of entry into American history, as it enables teachers to cover different time periods. The idea is to get students interested: they usually respond well to discussions about race and they have heard of Black Lives Matter and the Civil Rights Movement. In my class, we start with present time and we work our way back to the American Revolution and the Civil War. The concept of race presents a difficulty with regard to its translation: many students believe that they understand the concept of race – which they don’t – because what they understand is the French translation of “race”. We can look at the entire spectrum of American history through the prism of race. The American Revolution brought about some real revolutionary ideals. 1. The beginning of the struggle for racial equality is visible in the Constitution, especially with the Three-Fifths compromise and the slave trade compromise. 1.1 The Three-Fifths compromise 2. 2.1.

How diversified are the accents in France? Free ESL Fun Games, Interactive Grammar & Vocabulary Games for Classrooms English for Kids, Games, Videos, Worksheets, Songs, Apps, For ESL Kids Lessons The Best Shakespeare Videos for the Classroom Here are a few of our favorite Shakespeare videos for the classroom. You can also check out our playlist of favorite Shakespeare videos here (and be sure to subscribe to WeAreTeachers YouTube channel while you’re at it.) Remember to check out these videos yourself before you show them to your students because only you know what will work for the children in your classroom. What’s So Special About Shakespeare? Michael Rosen explains in less than eight minutes why Shakespeare rocks. The Story of William Shakespeare for Kids An illustrated look at Shakespeare’s life, his times, and his works in under ten minutes. CBeebies: Who is William Shakespeare? In just five minutes, viewers get to “meet” Shakespeare and learn a few fun facts about his life and why he became a writer and playwright. The Secret to Teaching Shakespeare The advice that author James Shapiro gives to teachers in this short video is invaluable. Shakespeare for Kids Horrible Histories: Shakespeare Goes to School

Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics Six things I tried out this year which truly enhanced my teaching Here are six things that I have tried out this year which significantly enhanced my teaching and two which, whilst being much less successful, provided me with valuable insight in my students’ cognition and affect. 1. Six things that worked 1.1Teaching more verbs The textbooks and the wordlists that one finds in published instructional materials and on language learning websites traditionally tend to mainly focus on nouns, occasionally throwing the odd adjective here and there. Verbs are usually grossly underrepresented in the published vocab lists. Without verbs the communicative power that we provide our students with is seriously limited. Moreover, by widening the range of verbs we also provide a larger number of cognitive ‘hooks’ for the target nouns, contextual cues that will facilitate future recall. Another benefit of teaching more verbs is that the more our students use them the more they are likely to deploy adverbs – a highly under-taught word class. 2.Things that worked less well

Comedy in classroom-bring laughter into lessons During a recent class session, my students stared at me with blank expressions, glassy eyes, pasty and pale skin, and jowls drooping. I think I even saw a string of saliva hanging from the corner of one student’s mouth. I was reviewing plot structure. It was perfect except for the fact that I was boring them to death. So I blurted out, “No wonder you like The Walking Dead, you look like zombies.” Suddenly, the students sporadically kicked and jumped and held their stomachs while laughing. We spent the rest of the class learning plot structure while laughing about episodes of The Walking Dead. Inside a classroom, the air thickens with time and words and problems and thoughts, lots of thoughts. Humor in a virtual classroom enhances students’ interest and participation, according to a study conducted by Ohio State University professors of psychology, Mark Shatz and Frank LoSchiavo. The difficulty always lies in the delivery and the willingness of the teacher to seriously bomb. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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