previous writing and grammar lessons on My English Teacher .net and MyEnglishTeacher.net Tenses The Present Perfect and The Difference Between The Present Perfect and The Simple Past The Present Perfect Progressive and The Difference Between the Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive The Past Perfect Tense The Past Perfect Progressive Examples of Formative Assessment When incorporated into classroom practice, the formative assessment process provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are still happening. The process serves as practice for the student and a check for understanding during the learning process. The formative assessment process guides teachers in making decisions about future instruction. Here are a few examples that may be used in the classroom during the formative assessment process to collect evidence of student learning. Observations
IELTS listening guide Understanding IELTS listening Easy to harder The questions start off easy with listening to in a social context (like checking in at a hotel) and get slowly harder until you get to an academic lecture edutopia Videos can be an effective tool for teaching and learning English (or, for that matter, any academic subject) if used strategically and not as a "babysitting" device. My colleague Katie Hull Sypnieski and I wrote a previous post for Edutopia titled Eight Ways To Use Videos With English-Language Learners that shares instructional strategies for many kinds of clips. Here are a few of my favorite videos to use with those exercises. Video Playlist: Resources for English-Language Learners
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.
15 Ideas to motivate students using Blendspace A picture is worth a thousand words -- and questions. You can use Blendspace to spark discussion. First, select a topic and decide how many images you want students to view in the Blendspaces. For example, you may pick plate tectonics and twelve images based on the amount of time you plan to spend on the activity. 9 Modern Songs for Teaching Hip English Grammar and Vocab Lessons When you read, you begin with…ABC! Maria from “The Sound of Music” sure knew what she was talking about. Setting words to music is a great way to boost your students’ language retention and teach them lessons in a new, interesting way. That’s why we’ve united our favorite songs for teaching English. And we promise—they’re far from what you’d expect!
Analysis of written language mistakes Click See problems, then move the mouse over a red word to see an analysis below the text. Gopal and his wife is very poor. Everyday Gopal goes to river to catch the fish. Sometime there is no fish in net. Then Gopal and his wife Nataki didn't eat. Gopal is always happy.