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A Website for Teachers and Learners of English As a Foreign Language Abroad

A Website for Teachers and Learners of English As a Foreign Language Abroad

http://americanenglish.state.gov/

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Error Feedback: Skill Acquisition Theory As noted in the previous post on theory in error feedback, the research on expertise and ACT-R Theory suggest that learning a language is similar to learning other activities like chess, music, and math. In this post, we'll look at Skill Acquisition Theory (SAT), which is based upon the work in ACT-R. Robert DeKeyser (2007) has a good overview of Skill Acquisition Theory. (See Theories in Second Language Acquistion.) E.L.L. Practice, Oct. 7, 2013 Before Taking the Quiz Watch the video above. In your own words, what is it about? Quiz

16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary There are now several web tools that are really great in teaching vocabulary and that you can use with your students in the classroom. We have curated a list a list of some of the best web tools to teach vocabulary. Check them down below. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters.

1: The Very Different World of Long-Term Illness When you develop a long-term illness, like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or fibromyalgia, you may feel like you have entered a new world in which all the rules of life have changed and there is no obvious way forward. This perplexing situation can make you feel helpless. But there are many things you can do to gain control and improve your well being. This book will show you how to take an active role in managing your illness. We'll start by looking at how long-term illness is different from short-term illness and terminal illness.

4 great things to do with newspapers in the language classroom Although the way we consume news has gone through great changes in recent years, newspapers remain a great teaching resource to use in the classroom. Some of the best lessons I’ve ever taught have been based around newspaper articles. Their flexibility in terms of meeting objectives and outcomes are the key to why they are such a good resource for us as teachers. Language In Use It is great to show and offer students many examples of English language in use. Meaning, students appreciate that there are many ways to say the same thing and like to see the "nuance" of the English language. Here are some images showing different ways / expressions to communicate a similar thing. Might be handy. Also, view as a slideshow or you can purchase and edit in ppt. If interested in this kind of approach, you might be interested in my ebook "Get TALKing" which has 28 lessons all based around language chunks.

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. Forget the Resolutions, Create a Vision Board that Works With the holiday buzz quietly behind us, are you still forging ahead with the new goals you wanted to implement into 2013, or, like most people, are you already noticing a backslide? It’s the middle of January, and studies show that 80% of our resolutions are now as out of our thoughts as the boxed up Christmas decorations. One of the reasons that resolutions are often sidetracked is that they cause us to focus on what we need to give up, instead of asking for more of what we want. We say toss out those resolutions, and join us in creating a Vision Board for 2013. You have no doubt heard of Vision Boards by now – many celebrities and self-growth experts from Oprah to Maria Shriver advocate their use, and there are numerous books and websites on the subject. Our goal is to encourage you to set aside the time to create one, now – if you have not already in the new year.

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