Web 2.0 Toolkit for Teaching and Learning EFL Presentation Skill * * * On the Internet * * * Vance Stevens UAE Naval College, HCT, CERT, Abu Dhabi vancestev gmail.com Past participle – divided according to the pronunciation ,ENGAMES Last week I taught passive and present perfect tense. I thought that I was well prepared but in both cases we encountered one big problem. The students could not form the past participles correctly. So they fought with the past participles and completely ignored the grammar taught. So now I know that we have to deal with past participles before we return to the two grammatical points again.
Leoxicon: About me I’ve been involved in ELT for more than 12 years in all sorts of roles: teacher, examiner, teacher trainer, senior teacher and materials developer – mainly with the British Council in Tel Aviv but also Cyprus and Turkey. In recent years, teacher training missions have taken me to Azerbaijan, Armenia and other countries in the region where I had a chance to meet, work with and learn from some wonderful and dedicated teachers and teacher trainers. Currently I am a lecturer giving courses to pre-service and in-service teachers in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), teaching methodology, vocabulary teaching and using technology in the classroom (the latter by demand rather than by choice). My other interests – as you can tell from the contents of this blog – include corpus linguistics, lexical approaches to language teaching and using video in the classroom – the topics I’ve written articles and materials on for the British Council and BBC’s TeachingEnglish website.
12 Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners Posted 11/12/2015 2:28PM | Last Commented 12/18/2015 6:31PM Have you ever asked a question to your English language class, only to be answered with complete silence and blank stares? At one point every English teacher has had the struggle of encouraging students to speak. Perhaps the student has a deep fear of making a mistake, or maybe the student is just plain shy, even in their native language. Whatever the reason, here is a list of a few fun activities to get your students to speak English!
Learning Together by Robert Martínez: About Me I'm a University of Cambridge ESOL CELTA, CELTA Online, YL Extension to CELTA, DELTA and TKT Practical Tutor and Assessor with 21 years' experience in 8 different countries and currently based in sunny Sicily! I've worked and lived in Colombia, Italy, Egypt, Spain, Singapore, The UK, Canada and Vietnam. I'm interested in teacher education, integrating technology into ESOL and language assessment. I hold the Cambridge ESOL CELTA, DELTA, a PostGrad in TESOL, an MA TESOL (Merit) from Sheffield Hallam University and an MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching with the University of Nottingham (Distinction) - I'm a proud recipient of the UoN Weston Scholarship! I am also a speaking examiner and official presenter for various boards.
Indirect questions: explanation of English grammar When students hear the phrase indirect questions, they get scared. But actually this is one of the easiest grammar points in English. The only thing you have to watch out for is that if a sentence starts with a certain phrase (Do you know or Could you tell me etc.) you have to use the word order for an affirmative sentence. To put it simply, after the aforementioned phrases do not make questions. To help you master this grammar there is a mind map, a video and several games in this post. Indirect questions – video
Blog IATEFL Slovenia 2016 photos A few shots taken during the 23rd IATEFL Slovenia conference, held in Terme Topolšica on 3 to 6 March read more How we work now (How we teach now) I read an article from Guardian Weekend with excerpts from a few ‘secret office diaries’ – here’s my take from an ESOL teacher perspective
Top 20 EFL Classroom 2.0 Resources We have a great community! Pioneering, always fresh. So much to help teachers. See these testimonials from members. Here are the top 20 things that make our community special – by no means all of them! Add images and videos to your blog - Blogger Help You can add photos, other images, and videos to any blog posts that you create. Add an image to a blog post Images in your blog are stored in a Google Album Archive and show up in Blogger when you’re inserting them into pages or blog posts. Sign in to Blogger. Choose the blog to update. Create a new post or edit a post to add images. In the end vs. at the end, in time vs. on time I have already dealt with the usage of prepositions in the posts Prepositions AT, IN and ON for time and Adjectives with prepositions. However, this post is different because it concentrates only on the phrases IN THE END, AT THE END, IN TIME and ON TIME which are frequently used incorrectly by students of English. In this post I would like to explain the usage and meaning of the phrases. To achieve this I have created a mind map, an interactive video and two quiz games. ADVERT:
it's NOT about what the teacher does with technology Bruce Springsteen: "When we kiss…" Not just going through the motions! You could probably say I've had four different though overlapping careers — in language teaching, language teacher training, technology and ELT management. The first of those I retired from (after 35+ years) a few months ago, though the number of contact hours I was doing was limited; teacher training I'm retiring from at the end of this month; management I got fired from (to the relief of all involved!)
Leave comments on a blog - Blogger Help If someone has comments enabled on his or her blog, then you can usually find a "comments" link at the end of each post, like this: If you click this link, you'll see the comments that other readers have left, and the option to leave your own. The link might open a pop-up window, depending on how the blog owner configured their comment settings.
Irregular verbs again I have already published several posts on irregular verbs: Past participles – divided according to the pronunciation and Present perfect tense. However, a week ago a student of mine contacted me and asked me if I could create a way for him to learn the irregular verbs. He spends a lot of time driving so he asked me to prepare something to listen to in his car. So I did. In this post there are 33 irregular verbs presented in an associative matrix, in mp3 for listening, in mp3 for learning and two games for practising them.