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Using Music in the ESL Classroom

Using Music in the ESL Classroom
Music is the universal language of mankind.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When students make a major breakthrough in learning, it is music to a teacher's ears. There is nothing more rewarding for a teacher, than seeing their students smile and laugh while they learn. The same can be said for students. Benefits of using Music Have you ever heard of anyone who doesn't like music? "Music stabilizes mental, physical and emotional rhythms to attain a state of deep concentration and focus in which large amounts of content information can be processed and learned." Techniques for Using Music with L2 Learners There are a variety of different ways to use music in the classroom. Suggested Activities Many teachers try using music once in the class, but forget to do it again. Teaching Kids with Music Using music with ESL kids has all of the same benefits mentioned above and more. Tips for Using Music Effectively Online Materials and Resources Related:  Teach & learn Englishschool

English language learning games ESL/English learning games on Digital Dialects are completely free to use, do not require registration, and are designed for ESL students of all ages. Each ESL revision topic includes vocabulary lists and practice games with audio for teaching correct pronunciation. Materials are of use to beginner level English as a second or other language students, though those with some familiarity with the language may wish to try the English/ESL spelling games. Teacher Lesson Plans, Printables & Worksheets by Grade or Subject Adele's ESL Corner - Your free online English language website FREE -- Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans from the Federal Government FREE Features These features originally appeared on the FREE.ED.gov features blog. The features highlight resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics. January February March April May June July August Back to School: 7 Ways to Help Kids Transition Back to the Classroom September October November December About FREE Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) offered a way to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations. FREE was conceived in 1997 by a federal working group in response to a memo from the President. Technology has made it increasingly easier to find information from government agencies or with custom search tools, like Kids.gov. FREE Disclaimer The U.S.

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Asking For and Giving Street Directions English Exercise | Blair English Introduction: Anybody who has travelled to another country or city has got lost. Sometimes maps don't help, so you have to ask somebody for directions. If you're in a country where they don't speak your language, this can be difficult. At other times, you will have to give directions to people visiting your country. In this online exercise, we will look at the essential vocabulary used to both ask for and to give directions in English. Exercise: Receiving directions A visitor to the city of York in the North of England asks a person in the street for directions to the Silk Cottage restaurant. Using both the directions and the map, try to guess what the meaning of the words/phrases in bold are. Visitor:'Excuse me, could you tell me the way to the Silk Cottage restaurant please?' York Resident:'Eh, the Silk Cottage restaurant. You'll then come to a bridge, go over the bridge. Quiz: Street directions in English vocabulary When the answer is correct, two icons will appear next to the question.

Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning Making learning interactive has always been difficult for educators. Students rarely want to collaborate and get involved in discussions, because most of them are afraid of making mistakes and saying something wrong. Luckily for all of us, the emergence of technology used in classrooms has made educators able of making the learning process interactive. Blending the traditional textbooks with innovative web tools that inspire collaboration will be the wisest thing you’ve ever done for your students. The goal of project-based learning is to enable your students to put the things they have learned into practice and develop valuable skills through the project development. They will learn how to make priorities, manage sources, and summarize new concepts. By implementing the usage of digital tools into the classroom, the students will get engaged and interested into each other’s opinions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Thumbnail image via 123rf.com

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