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50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language
Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Websites Resource tools, printables, and other great stuff for ELL educators are all available on these sites. Articles & Advice Check out resource lists, journal articles, and ideas for best practices in ELL on these links. Organizations Take advantage of the great opportunities and resources available from these organizations that benefit ELL teachers. Learning Resources Teaching Resources Reference Communities & Blogs

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Verb Tenses Worksheets "What a comprehensive site! I espcially like your verb tenses worksheets. They allow my students to really practice all the many variations. Thanks very much for your help." -- Lilliana V., Distrito Federal, Mexico, 10/28/11 Like these materials? Show your support by liking us on Facebook... Classroom Signs and Labels Printables for Primary Schools New Literacy Maths Signs and Labels Class Management Special Needs Other Topics Starbucks Manners: a video-based listening lesson This is a ready-made, video-based lesson you can use with your intermediate / upper-intermediate students. It’s suitable for both teens and adults. Copy and paste whatever you want and use it to your heart’s content. If you want to know more about the principles underlying the activities, please read my article on the richmondshare blog. Seriously, I mean it. It’s a good post.

Grammar poems Present poem The present simple is simply I go,It’s a very useful thing to know,But the continuous is I am going,Which is really worth knowing. I go, sometimes, often, always,But I am going now, today, these days.Although they are both present in name,These two tenses are really not the same. A Two-part poem contrasting Active and Passive. Car thief, Part 1 A robber stole my car,His name was Jonny Parr.I got it back today,So I said ‘Hurray’!

How to Learn English: 15 Steps Steps Part 1 Improving Your Spoken English Free Printable Flash Cards Here you will find our selection of free printable flash cards for preschool learning (and beyond!). Flash cards are a great way for kids to learn the basic elements and memorize them through short repeat sessions. You’ll find helping them learn their first abc, animal names and numbers incredibly rewarding. A few minutes here, a few minutes there, whether at home, traveling, in the park or at Auntie’s it’s learning on the go. These lovely cards turn learning into playing (… but we also love decorating kids’ rooms by sticking them on the wall or putting them in picture frames.) 50 Movies You Have to Watch Before You Die Movies are an important part of popular culture. You may view them as less refined than books, but the stories are essentially the same. As much an art form as painting, video games, music, and books, movies capture our imagination and show us perspectives we’d never see on our own. Life is short – don’t let it pass you by without seeing these movie classics:

5 useful online journals for ELT professionals A blog reader requested this post about the best online ELT journals so we were very happy that Florentina Taylor agreed to write it for us. More reader requests always welcome! Having been invited to recommend ‘the best ELT journals…, maybe a top 5 list’, I will do my best to explain why the following are, in my opinion, great resources for ELT professionals. Such a list will always be a subjective compilation dependent on personal preference, work context, accessibility and the reasons for accessing (and recommending) the respective journals. I’m hoping this will, nevertheless, answer the question. Body: Little Explorers Picture Dictionary Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.)

787 Listening Worksheets Listening can be a challenge even for experienced ESL students. Scoring high on a grammar quiz may be a piece of cake, but it’s not always easy to make out every word a native speaker says - especially when that speaker is talking at normal speed, without pauses between words. Even so, listening is a crucial component of modern ESL teaching, right up there with grammar, speaking, and writing. 7 Useful ESL Websites Every Professional ESL Teacher Should Have Bookmarked - YourEnglishSource We have put together a great team to help teachers and students with all things ESL.2015 is going to be a productive year for Haps Education Corner & YourEnglishSource.com as we roll out our new section dedicated to our readers who are studying or teaching English. For Teachers: We have 100’s of lesson plans, teaching tips, e-books and a podcast coming.For Students: Video lessons, online activities and an educational take on great Hapsarticles. Be sure to join the Haps Facebook Page and YourEnglishSource Facebook Page to make use of all the free content we are generating this year and to tell us what you want to see! Another community-contributing powerhouseAnother mind-blowing compilation of print & teach lesson plans.

CLIL videos Why should CLIL teachers support learners to work actively with the input provided? Firstly, if learners are actively involved in thinking about the content and/or the language, they will reach a better understanding of both. If they re-organise or change input into another form, learners will process and comprehend input better. Tasks for guiding understanding might include, for example, changing information from a diagram into a text, or from a text into a picture or role-play. Such tasks require higher thinking skills.

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