Cool Sites and Tools for ESL & EFL Learners Sep September 10, 2014 | 11 Comments If you are learning English in the 21st century, you are lucky because you will have numerous alternatives to practise the things you’ve been learning. There are thousands of great sites which will help you, but if you don’t have a place to store these cool sites, then you’ll lose track so I will suggest you to bookmark them. Three wishes - and how to make them come true! These wishes reflect three ingredients which are vital for teaching and learning success. Developing positive self-esteemFor children to 'be happy' cannot not refer to spheres of their lives over which we have no control, such as what may go on at home. Nevertheless, we can play a key role in developing children’s positive self-esteem during lessons. Self-esteem is based on: a sense of security – feeling safe and not threatened.a sense of identity – knowing who you are.a sense of belonging – feeling part of your community.a sense of purpose – having reasons for doing things.a sense of personal competence – having a belief in your ability to do things. Young children are still in the process of constructing their self-image.
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ESL Kids Puzzles, Printable Crossword and Word Search Puzzles for Children Download ESL kids puzzles and make your lessons more fun. These puzzles will greatly ease the teaching of spelling, reading, writing, vocabulary and other lexical skills. These worksheets can be used in conjunction with the videos and quizzes of this website. ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English. Here's what you do: Click on the video you want to watch below.Watch the video, and pay attention to it!
Multiple intelligences Why do some students really enjoy working in groups whilst others are much more productive working alone? Why do some learners draw pictures in their vocabulary books while others seem to need to just hear a word to be able to use it themselves? Types of intelligence Finding your strengths In the classroom Linking learners to activity types Conclusion Types of intelligence American psychologist, Howard Gardner developed a theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983) which can go some way towards explaining different learner styles. According to Gardner there are eight different types of intelligences. The eight intelligences are: Printable Flash Cards for Vocabulary Words-with Photographs Sluggish Sluggish audio/easy/sluggish.mp3 Six ed-tech resources for ELL/ESL instruction Readers chime in with their suggestions for how ed tech can make a real difference in teaching English as a second language By Meris Stansbury, Online Editor Read more by Meris Stansbury February 10th, 2012 One reader’s tip: Know the products that work! It’s usually the editors’ job at eSchool News to create our own “Question of the Week” for our newsletters, but a few weeks ago we received a request from a reader that we ask our followers: “What are some ways technology helps in the education of ELL students?” From award-winning software, to a teacher-created program that needs peer input, our readers offered some useful ways in which technology can help English-language learners and those for whom English is a second language.
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. ESL Reading Activities - Interactive Games Every ESL textbook will have reading comprehension lessons. Take any reading lesson and here are 4 reading activities and how to make reading more interactive, fun, and interesting for your international students. Even a reading lesson can become an interactive game. Let's get them moving and out of their seats.
Recent blog posts - Tuning into Speech, Language and Literacy In previous posts I talked about using themes to help with teaching and practising new vocabulary to pre-school aged children. It is also important to use fun games that can be adapted to focus on words and language you are targeting. Fishing games with pictures pasted on cardboard fish, a fishing pole with a magnet and a paper clip connected to each fish is a simple but great game to play with kids. I use the fishing game for work on speech sounds, language development and literacy skills. In this post I will focus on the concept 'Opposites' to build vocabulary around concepts and to help combine words into phrases and sentences. But you can use lots of different types of concepts and targets. ESL Games and Activities - Useful for All Classes! Simple and Classic ESL Games - A list of many time-tested games for teaching ESL to young learners. Circle Memory Sentences - Students must remember all of the sentences said before his/her turn. Great for killing time at the end of class or reviewing vocabulary words at the beginning of class.
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