How thousands can join free English language online course From 1 September 2014, you can learn English through our first massive open online course (MOOC), ‘Exploring English: language and culture Opens in a new tab or window.’ on FutureLearn Opens in a new tab or window.. Irene Lavington of the British Council's English product development team explains how it works and why we are adding this new dimension to our English teaching. What is a massive open online course (MOOC)? A massive open online course (MOOC) is a free online learning course, to which an unlimited number of students can sign up. Starting in the US, MOOCs have emerged as a major new phenomenon over recent years, and their popularity has spread across the world. As a language enthusiast, I was heartened to learn that the word for 'computer' in Kaurna Opens in a new tab or window., an Australian Aboriginal language of the Adelaide Plains, is 'mookakahnda', or 'lightning brain'. Aren't MOOCs normally geared towards higher education, not language learning?
Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching — University of Southampton What is language? How do we learn meaning in a new language? What is easy and hard about learning another language? This free online course suggests some answers to these questions. If you are a fully participating learner in “Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching,” you will be eligible to apply for a scholarship to cover part of the MA fees. The course takes place over five weeks. Explore second language learning and what it means to learn language Consider language classrooms and how teaching affects our language learning Look at the use of technology in teaching, and its benefits and challenges for language learning Investigate the case of English - the most widely learnt and taught language in the world - asking how it has achieved this position Update you on the latest research into the use of English and give you a taste of what it is like to be a researcher in Global English. The course includes quizzes, activities, discussions and videos filmed around the world.
19 Successful Online English Teachers Share Their Tips and Resources for Planning Online Lessons Thanks to everyone who contributed! I receive A LOT of emails from online teachers (and online teachers to be) about planning; namely, what they should include in their lessons and what resources they should use. As there are many areas of English and different teaching methods, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What I do and what I use might not work for you and your learners. However, there are some common practices and amazing resources that you can use in your online lessons. And as a way of celebrating the incredible teachers who create their own content so that we can use it with our students, I have put together this super post: I asked 19 online teachers for a tip or an app when it comes to lesson planning, and for them to share their resource. (At the bottom of the post there is a chance for you to add your own resources.) Gabby Wallace Make sure that each lesson has a clear takeaway. WHAT’S YOUR RESOURCE? Kieran Docherty WHAT’S YOUR RESOURCE? Mau Buchler Sylvia Guinan Drew Badger
Exploring English: Language and Culture — British Council What level of English language do I need in order to understand the course? This course is aimed at non-native English speakers who have studied English to around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR). Is the whole course really free? Yes, it is free to take part in the whole course. Is the course live or recorded? You will be able to access every step of the course whenever suits you. Do I need a web camera in order to communicate within the course? You do not need a web cam as there is no ‘live’ video discussion. I cannot stream the course videos. Yes - if you have trouble streaming the videos in the course because your internet connection is slow, you can download them to watch offline. When are the classes going to be held? The course is delivered fully online. Is the course equivalent to IELTS? The Exploring English course is NOT an IELTS equivalent and there is no formal test at the end of the course. How do I get a certificate after the course?
Free Translation and Professional Translation Services from SDL Real Language Taught By Real People · OpenLanguage® English Speaking There are two things to practise in order to speak English well pronunciation and fluency. (Fluency is being able to speak quickly and with a good rhythm). How to improve your pronunciation The best way to improve your pronunciation, Im afraid, is to take lessons with a very good teacher who knows about phonetics. However, you can also work on your own. 1: Learn the sounds of English and the phonetic symbols A very good place to start (for British English pronunciation) is the BBC pronunciation guide, which takes you through all the sounds of English. series. For American English, this site from the University of Iowa, has all the sounds of US English with videos showing how to say each one. 2: Listen to the radio, a TV programme or an audio book and repeat phrases aloud It's also useful if you can get English subtitles or a transcript to be sure of what is being said. 3: Use a pronunciation dictionary Try the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. How to improve your fluency (practice!)
ESLGold.com - ESL English as a Second Language free materials for teaching and study. The best resources to help you learn English online Along with speaking, reading, and writing, listening is one of the "four skills" of language learning. All language teaching approaches except for grammar-translation incorporate a listening component. Some teaching methods, such as Total Physical Response, involve students simply listening and responding. A distinction is often made between "intensive listening", in which learners attempt to listen with maximum accuracy to a relatively brief sequence of speech, and "extensive listening", in which learners listen to lengthy passages for general comprehension. In order to practice English listening skills, we recommend three things: 1. Podcasts are great for practicing listening. Check out these websites for audio practice. Videos can also be useful for improving skills. Many textbooks have audio recordings and exercises. 2. Know something about the topic beforehand Prepare your mind by thinking about the topic ahead of time. Think about vocabulary you might encounter. 3.
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