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The Mixxer - a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype

The Mixxer - a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype
The Mixxer is a free educational site for language learners hosted by Dickinson College. The Mixxer is designed to connect language learners around the world so that everyone is both student and teacher. Finally, help others. You can help your language partner learn your native language. Leave comments on other people's blog. Interested?

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English for Tourism: 6 Things That Teachers, Instructors and Guides Need to Know If you love to do activities and sports, pay attention! Did you know you can get paid to share your passion? Are you really good at a certain activity or sport? Have you been surfing or snowboarding or skateboarding since you could walk? Aprenda inglês com suas músicas preferidas Que tal aprender inglês ouvindo música? Essa é a proposta do jogo Feel The Music (Sinta a Música, em livre tradução), que permite o treino da compreensão textual e auditiva da língua inglesa, ao mesmo tempo que o jogador se diverte com os hits do momento. Aprenda inglês com suas músicas preferidas The benefits of learning a language via Skype Posted on April 16th, 2012 Fancy learning a language over Skype? Our colleague, Dr Anneli Beronius Haake, has years of experience of using the internet for teaching and loves it.

French language learning games All French language learning exercises are completely free to use, do not require registration, and are suitable for both school kids and adult language learners. French language acquisition games that French learners can study with, that teachers can incorporate into lesson plans, or that can be used used in homeschooling environments. An introduction to listening, reading, comprehension and communication in the French language. Each French study topic includes word lists with audio for learning the correct French pronunciation, and practice games for testing your learning progress. Online games employ the fun, fast and easy study method of simple wordlists for studying phrases of words, visual-based learning, and vocabulary drills for practice and testing.

Language Exchange Community - Practice and Learn Foreign Languages Joyous Lessons: Learning Languages the Charlotte Mason Way - Volume 1 and Francois Gouin (Part 1) "There is hardly another civilised nation so dull in acquiring foreign tongues as we English of the present time; but, probably, the fault lies rather in the way we set about the study than in any natural incapacity for languages." (Mason, Home Education, p. 301) "Let us state it as impressively as we can: the incapacity of the child is the incapacity of the teacher and the defectiveness of the method. To learn to speak no matter what language is a thing as natural and easy to a child as learning to fly is to a bird. For ourselves, however serious may seem the engagement, we would undertake to make ourselves responsible and to guarantee the development and real progress in a foreign language of any child, however backward, who 'loves a game and knows how to play.'" (Gouin, The Art of Teaching and Studying Language, p. 128-9)

Blogging With Students – Teacher Challenges Skip to content Blogging With Students This series guides you step by step through the process of class and student blogging. Each step includes links to class blogs being used by educators so you can check out how other educators use their blogs. Many of the examples are from primary grades but the same principles apply regardless of student age including adult learner. The activities can be completed at your own pace and in any order! Joyous Lessons: Learning Languages the Charlotte Mason Way - Parents' Review, Programmes, and Miss Mason Herself (Part 2) In Part 1, I went through Francois Gouin's suggestions regarding foreign language study. As we know from the programmes, Miss Mason did use his series in her schools, and she approved of many of his methods--particularly in the ways they took a sharp detour from the contemporary approach. Just to touch on a few points from my last post, I think we can take from Gouin some basic principles of language study for young children; for example, :: an emphasis on listening and speaking before reading and writing :: the use of copywork and recitation to cement knowledge

Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. After completing their comic, students have the ability to print out and illustrate their final versions for feedback and assessment.

Untitled Document As part of the trend towards cloud-computing and the advantages such as platform-independence that come with it, this new section offers tools for speeding up exercise preparation time by automating repetitive tasks. Each tool that features here will be available in two flavours: text only (for copying and pasting into documents), and interactive exercises you can save as an HTML page. The tools are free to use, all I ask is that you leave the small copyright text in place. The 20 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers

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