Six Thinking Hats® Six Hats® ... A Critical and Creative Thinking Process that improves listening, speaking, reading and writing and is fun for ALL! Penn Hills PAGE Presentation " A special thank you to Franny for introducing me to the thinking hats and opening me up to becoming a better teacher by teaching my students to think about thinking." Foreign Language Education in the 21st Century posted by Jürgen Kurtz, Justus Liebig University (JLU) Giessen, Germany In a recent paper published in the Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (Herschensohn & Young-Scholten 2013), Florence Myles looks at “the major theoretical families that currently exist in SLA research” (2013: 46). Comparing the most influential linguistic, cognitive, and sociocultural frameworks and approaches to second language acquisition, she identifies a number of divergent trends and “a plethora of different and seemingly conflicting claims” (2013: 46), arguing that due to the complexity of language and language learning “a single SLA theory is currently beyond our reach” (2013: 70). I agree in principle but there remains the question as to “where all the different and sometimes conflicting approaches originate from” (2013: 70). This is largely undisputed today (see, e.g., Mitchell & Myles, 2004: 261). Cognitive metaphors of SLA have obviously been productive during the last 30 years.
Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go. Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content. joanna malefaki-My ELT rambles Fun tasks and the 1st conditionalA bit about conditionals In student grammar books, conditionals are usually divided into zero, first, second, third and mixed conditionals. This post is part of a series of posts related to conditionals. Today, I am going to write about fun activities you can use with your learners when teaching what is known as the 1st conditional. 1st conditional But first, what do I mean by first conditional? My focus is on the form that appears in most ntermediate/ upper intermediate grammar books. Here is the form:
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Shelly Sanchez Terrell BIO Teacher Reboot Camp Equipping ourselves because we love our learners! RSS Feed Bio More Sharing Services Leave a Reply Wonderful World MAIN ACTIVITIES Listening, discussion, vocabulary of animals and geographical features. SUITABLE FOR Teens and adults, Intermediate (B1) and above TEACHER’S NOTES (Click here for a pdf of the Teacher’s Notes.) Display this word cloud or make your own at Tell students that it contains the lyrics of a well-known song. Give them a minute to try and identify the song.
bloggEOIng » SPEAKING bloggEOIng You should use the opportunity to speak to your teachers and other students in class. Try to say as much as possible and don’t worry so much about your mistakes. 9 Infographic Tools For Data Visualization in the Classroom Information overload is a common complaint from young people, especially now that knowledge is easier to access and share over online networks. Being able to summarize, condense and visualize information meaningfully is an important skill for any student. Infographics have become a hugely popular tool for data visualization, and can now be created by both educators and students using online tools.
Using Movies in the ESL/EFL Classroom Jump to: - CATESOL-- Lights, Camera, Action! - Footnotes on Web Design - Blockbuster Methodology (Learning and Acquisition) - The Affective Filter Meets the Monitor - Vocabulary, Vocabulary, Vocabulary - Blended Learning - ESL for the 21st Century - Movies Bring Language to Life - How to Choose a Great Movie - The Streamlined ESL Movie Lesson - Showtime in the Classroom - Copyrights - Why Whole-Movie Lessons cost (only) $1 USD - Conclusion Humble Beginnings In 1996, I became an ESL instructor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. Hire Shelly I am blessed to support teachers and educational organizations worldwide. If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me at ShellyTerrell@gmail.com. I am available for the following: I have traveled to over 20 countries to train teachers, keynoted at various conferences, and trained 100,000s of teachers in over 100 countries through the econferences, educational chats, SMOOCS, weekly webinars, and other online projects I’ve curated and co-organized. View my plenaries, keynotes, student training, events, interviews, projects and more:
ESL BLOGGERS: Pre-Intermediate Megan is the main female character in the book "Two Lives", by Helen Naylor. She was a sixteen-year-old girl, a pretty teenager who fell in love for the first time with her childhood friend , Huw. However, perhaps their love wasn't meant to be, because all sorts of difficulties seemed to stand in their way. Are you the sort of person who thinks love can conquer all ? Do you think their young love could be strong enough to survive time and distance?