Sounds of Speech - English Phonetics, simplified. Sounds of Speech™ provides a comprehensive understanding of how each of the speech sounds of American English is formed. It includes animations, videos, and audio samples that describe the essential features of each of the consonants and vowels of American English. Sounds of Speech™ is especially useful for students studying English as a second language. Features include: A real-time animated articulatory diagram for each consonant and vowelAn annotated step-by-step description of how each speech sound is producedFacial view video (not available for Android 2.2 and 2.3) and audio samples for each speech soundNavigation that reflects the classification of consonants by manner, place or voicing and of vowels by tongue positionAbility to see and hear native speakers pronounce sound for each consonant and vowel
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. How to Park a Ship in Ice Loaded with research equipment and international scientists, the RV Polarstern icebreaker is steaming towards the central Arctic, searching for the perfect parking spot next to an ice floe. The RV Polarstern as of September 21, 2019. The crew witnessed Northern Lights before continuing north towards the Central Arctic.
101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher’s, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier. The categories are listed in alphabetical order and the links to each tool are also listed alphabetically within those categories. Aggregators
50 ways to use music and song in the classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 “Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Fredrich Nietzsche We could also say "Without music, teaching would be a mistake!" Music just makes any teaching job, no matter how hard, enjoyable. We also say, “Music makes the world go ‘round” but it also makes learning happen. Please see my presentation on this topic, for all the reasons why. Also, this post has lots of links/resources related to using music and song in the EFL classroom. IPA Typewriter If the title above does not display correctly, you should click on "About" to find out how to get a unicode font. Introduction You can use this tool to type phonemic symbols to be inserted in a word processor. You can also use it to produce the code needed to insert phonemic symbols in a web page.
Learn English Video Here are all my 'learn English videos' so far. I'll be putting up more very often, so why not sign up for my newsletter (and get a free copy of my phrasal verbs e-book) or RSS feed to hear when I have a new one? Stative Verbs This video talks about stative verbs- what they are and how we should use them. It also talks about all the difficult exceptions. For a list of stative verbs, and exercises, go to this page.
MOSAiC Monday: October 7, 2019 After only a few days of searching by helicopter, icebreaker, satellite, and on foot, the MOSAiC expedition has officially found a suitable ice floe in the Arctic to freeze into and drift along with for the next year. One of the most important milestones of the expedition has been achieved! The Polarstern docks with the Akademik Fedorov. As the Polarstern becomes frozen in the ice, the Fedorov will deploy research stations on the ice around it, some as far as 50 km away.