SNN - Student News Net Thank you for visiting SNN. For 10 years, the same team of professionals has been producing SNN with a sharp focus on original, interesting content as both a mediator and motivator for learning. SNN has spent years studying the challenge of providing meaningful integration of technology in the classroom, conducting educational research, and working closely with teachers. The bottom line is that SNN today is aligned to basic principles of learning to support student achievement. ESL/EFL: Best Debates & Role-plays of 2011 (English Class Activity) English Current : Download the file, paste the role-plays/debates you find interesting into a blank document and then use that for your class. Do not try to use of the debates/role-plays found here. Some role-plays/debates will not not be suitable/interesting for your students. Enjoy. Student A: Your country is planning to pass a law to allow same-sex marriages.
Clilstore - Teaching units for content and language integrated learning Teaching unitsfor Content and Language Integrated Learning HelpAbout Select the language you are learning and your level to see the available units. Level AnyBasicA1A2B1B2C1C2Advanced Listen to English - learn English! - The podcast website for people learning English This is one of the school meals which Martha Payne photographed for her blog. She had carrot soup, pasta with meat and vegetables and more carrot, and yoghurt. Today we visit Scotland, to find out what a Scottish schoolgirl thinks of her school meals. And because the European Cup Football matches have reached an interesting stage, and poor old England have been knocked out by Italy, this might be a good time to learn a new football expression. Martha Payne is 9 years old. She lives in a small community in Scotland called Lochgilphead.
VIDEO Oxford Teaching Workshop Series, Sendai 2015 « sendaiben.org I really enjoyed presenting at the Sendai Oxford Teaching Workshop Series last Sunday. It was great to present on home ground, and we had a fantastic audience on the day. My presentation was “Reading: the key 21st Century skill” and made the following points: reading is very important, and should be part of all language coursesnon-fiction is often neglected, but many learners prefer it and it is sometimes easier to understandOUP has a nice range of non-fiction readershow to include reading practice in your classeshow to design an extensive reading program You can see the full presentation below: Please let me know if you have any questions or comments
Kelly Gallagher – Resources Part of the reason my students have such a hard time reading is because they bring little prior knowledge and background to the written page. They can decode the words, but the words remain meaningless without a foundation of knowledge. To help build my students’ prior knowledge, I assign them an "Article of the Week" every Monday morning. By the end of the school year I want them to have read 35 to 40 articles about what is going on in the world. It is not enough to simply teach my students to recognize theme in a given novel; if my students are to become literate, they must broaden their reading experiences into real-world text. Below you will find the articles I assigned* this year (2013-2014) to my students.
Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English ►Go to travelogues Follow the pie team on their travels and learn English along the way ►Go to pie plus Teaching listening – example lesson world cup This post was inspired by a listening lesson I did twice with two different elementary level 1-1 students last week. It is based on the listening from Breaking News English which you can find here. I decided to do something different from what the lesson plan on the website suggested, and devise my own procedure, taking into account the 15 listening tips I wrote about last month: “Planning a listening lesson – 15 tips”, which try to take you beyond the standard CELTA approach. First, please read through the lesson plan below and identify which of the 15 listening tips I used when designing the lesson procedure. Afterwards, you can check with my comments and reflections below the lesson plan. Lesson procedure
The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” Having the “same” text written for different levels of English comprehension can be a life-saver for a multi-level class of English Language Learners or for a teacher with a mainstream class that includes some students that are facing other challenges. They can be an important tool for differentiation. But where do you get these different versions other than creating them yourself? Here are a few sources, and I hope that readers will suggest more: