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Adult ESL Training Videos - New American Horizons

Adult ESL Training Videos - New American Horizons
Teaching ESL to Adults: Classroom Approaches in Action is a series of twelve videos, which can be viewed online on this page or purchased as four DVD volumes. For a list and description of the titles, click here. To view the twelve videos online, select a thumbnail below the player. An arrow to the right of the four thumbnails leads to four more thumbnails, then four more. To see a brief description of a video, after selecting it, click on “Menu” in the lower right corner of the player. The quality of your online viewing experience depends on the capacity of your computer and the speed of your internet connection.

Using Optical Illusions For Speaking Practice An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a perception that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. There are three main types: literal optical illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them, physiological ones that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, color, size, position, tilt, movement), and cognitive illusions, the result of unconscious inferences. Source Wikipedia. These optical illusions for kids help them in increasing concentration power and sharpen their focus. Advertisement Pink Dots If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, the dots will remain only one color, pink. Bird in the bush A Bird in the the bush How many human faces can you find in this picture? The Man in the Coffee Beans Colors

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Realia Realia Submitted by admin on 6 April, 2011 - 14:13 ‘Realia’ in EFL terms refers to any real objects we use in the classroom to bring the class to life. In this tip I’d like to offer a few suggestions for activities using realia and to consider why we may want to bring things into the class. Why use realia in class? A second example would be if you are going to teach some functional language for asking for the timetable for a train. Here is a selection of activities involving realia. Tourist informationGather some city/town maps from the tourist information bureau wherever you are. These are just a few ideas to get you started. Further r This article will give you some wacky ways to use realia in the classroom. More about realia. By Jo Budden Printer-friendly version

9 Activities To Get Your Learners Thinking Like Inventors ESL-Library’s teaching theme for January is Innovation. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein There are those lessons in which our learners come out feeling empowered, as if they have the ability and skills to make a positive impact in the world. Idea #1 Advertising this Tool Break students into pairs or small groups. Idea #2 An Innovation Day Have a day in which students are able to create an invention with the help of a mentor. Idea #3 Recycled Invention Have families, businesses, and the community donate recycled machine parts from cell phones, computers, appliances, and so forth. Idea #4 Create an App Various online tools make it easy for students to create free apps on Google Play. Idea #5 Solve a Real World Problem Have students brainstorm problems within their community or facing the world. Idea #6 Life Would be Easier if ….. Idea #7 Interview an Inventor

Short-Sequence ESL movie lessons | Movies Grow English | Watch Movies, Learn English Jump to: -Describe Story and Character -Present, Past, and Future (speaking/writing) -Movie Karaoke -Paraphrasing Kraoke -Rewrite the Script -Jigsaw -Guess the Dialogue -Guess the Vocabulary -Movie Vocabulary List -Action Cards -Cloze Encounters -Word-for-Word Dictation -Blind Summary -Hear-the-Word Bingo -Change the Ending -Grammar Focus Big Things in Small Packages Welcome to the Movies Grow English knowledge bank of Short-Sequence Movie Lessons for ESL and EFL. *Five-page short-sequence Lessons for $1 each You can browse these lessons on the menu bar at Short-Sequence Lessons, Browse Here. At Teachers and Classroom Guidelines on the menu bar at the left, there are companion discussions on pedagogy, preparation, and class management that can also apply to Short Sequence Lessons. This page considers how short-sequence movie lessons can have an important place in the ESL classroom. The Utility of Short Sequences Movies have the ability to compress time. Movie Karaoke Paraphrasing Karaoke

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom I came across a great blog post the other day – Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven Anderson, who implemented formative assessment in his classroom. He used a sticky-note version of an exit ticket to elicit evidence of student learning and in his words, “what a difference that made.” Formative assessment is ‘easier than you think’ and with all the digital tools and apps now available for mobile devices it’s even easier. We’ve shared some digital tools before and with the five tools that Steven shared combined with our earlier suggestions there are now 33 digital tools that we’ve uncovered that are free or inexpensive and help teachers implement formative assessment in their classrooms. Here they are: A few of Steven’s discoveries: Lino – A virtual corkboard of sticky-notes so students can provide questions or comments on their learning. Poll Everywhere – Teachers can create a feedback poll or ask questions. Pick Me!

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