The Seven Best Video Website for ELT Students - Kieran DonaghyAs part of the launch of the website I’m organising a prize draw for my new book Film in Action. Everybody who subscribes to the website in the months of February and March will be entered into the draw. The Internet now offers students the opportunity to improve their lexical, listening and speaking skills through watching short film clips, videos and short films. Here are my seven favourite sites. English Central Possibly the best website for students to improve their vocabulary, listening, speaking and pronunciation. English Attack A aimed specifically at young students which uses clips from movies and TV series; music videos, themed visual glossaries; learning games and social networking to help language learners improve their English. Learn English Teens Film UK A British Council website which gives students the opportunity to watch innovative short films made by young people, and do a variety of activities designed around the films. Go Animate Zimmer Twins Bombay TV Clip Flair
7 Mind-Melting April Fools' Pranks for TeachersAfter enriching minds and making a difference in the lives of young people, my next favorite thing about being a teacher is tricking children. Sometimes I use trickery for good, like tricking students into thinking grammar is fun, or that reading is, in fact, not a waste of time. But sometimes, like on April 1st, I use trickery for… well, trickery. I treat April Fools’ Day the way I treat my morning iced coffee: go big or go home. Forget the old tricks like filling Oreos with toothpaste, or hiding rubber bugs in students’ desks. Here are eight pranks that will require a spatula, because afterward you’ll need them to scrape your students’ minds off the floor. 1. You’ll need another teacher in on this prank with you. 2. This prank fills my heart with pure, unadulterated joy. 3. Either download the Fake Call app or arrange for someone to call you at a certain time on April Fools’ Day. 4. 5. Now, this is an oldie, but if it’s done right it will never get old. 6. 7.
4 Ways to Use the Internet to Improve Your English - Grammarly BlogLet’s take a minute to appreciate the Internet and all the good it’s done. It’s made us smarter by giving us instant access to a world of information. It’s made us more relaxed by giving us tomes of entertaining content. And yes, the Internet might have made us less productive by giving us cat and puppy videos, but it also saved us a lot of time by making online shopping and online banking possible. Let’s Improve Our English by Listening! There are two ways you can approach using the Internet to improve your English: you can either find English language lessons in the medium that fits you best, or learn by surrounding yourself with as many examples of English as possible. Let’s Improve Our English by Reading! Blogs that deal with the English language, websites that host grammar handbooks, and dictionaries and thesauri are all great resources for improving your English. Let’s Improve Our English by Writing! Let’s Improve Our English by Speaking!
Engelska | Språklärarnas riksförbundAs representative for English on the national board of Språklärarnas riksförening, I am very pleased with the interest you show by looking us up. I will strive to make it worth your while. The purpose of this page is to provide English language teachers of all levels of school, primarily in Sweden, with useful resources, information and current news, for example of upcoming events and publications. Concerning useful links for English teaching, see “Länkar. Engelska.” Adjacent to this page you can also find a short profile of me “Engelskansvarig i styrelsen.” Språklärarnas riksförbund and I believe in collegial exchange we are grateful for the contribution and input of our members. IATEFL: Our Partner Association Språklärarnas riksförening is an associate of IATEFL (International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) which organizes teachers of English to students of all kinds, levels and ages. The Annual Conference 2015: Manchester Online Liverpool Online
Engelska 6, 100p | Åsö vuxengymnasiumKurskod: ENGEN06 Prövningen är uppdelad i två delar, en skriftlig och en muntlig del. Du får en bekräftelse på tid och plats till den skriftliga delen. Vid skrivtillfället antecknar du dig för en tid till muntlig prövning som äger rum en till tre veckor senare. OBS! Man kan inte flytta tiden för den muntliga prövningen. Betyget grundas på hela prövningen. För att läsa om det centrala innehållet i kursen och vad som krävs för de olika betygen, se skolverkets kursplan som finns länkad längst ner på sidan. Prövningarna bedöms utifrån de av Skolverket uppställda kunskapskraven. Om du gör provet i både Engelska A/5 och B/6 måste du på det muntliga provet redovisa allt som krävs för Engelska A/5, och allt som krävs för Engelska B/6, dvs. två romaner på Engelska A/5, två romaner på Engelska B/6, sex tidningsartiklar, och två muntliga anföranden.Översiktlig information om prövningen finns nedan. Skriftlig del Listening comprehensionReading comprehensionWriting: en uppsats på 350 ord OBS! Muntlig del
Student Instructions For How They Can Create A Cloze (Gap-Fill)I use clozes often – both with English Language Learners and with proficient English speakers. They’re excellent formative assessments of vocabulary comprehension and can promote metacognition if combined, as I always do, with pushing students to identify the “clue words” they use to fill-in the blanks. Clozes can come in many forms, including like the one in the photo at the top of this post. It’s also an option to put a “word bank” of answers at the top or bottom of the cloze, along with putting the first letters of each answer at the beginning of each blank, putting a blank for each letter as another form of clue, and the list of possibilities goes on-and-on. In my opinion, the absolute best use of clozes is having students create their own after they develop enough experience completing teacher-provided ones. • Pick a passage related to one of the chapters we have studied in this unit and seems interesting. • Copy and paste it again on another Word document. Related March 28, 2012
Quiz: Fixing Most Common Mistakes Seen in Intermediate Written ExamsI must be doing something wrong. On second thought, perhaps my students are doing something wrong. Do you know when your mum tells you off over and over again for not tidying your room and you just nod your head, promise it will never happen again and then, for some unknown reason, you seem unable to keep your promise? So, you highlight the mistake, explain why it is a mistake, ask students if they have understood, they nod their head and say they do, you elicit some examples and give them exercises to consolidate and when you think you have seen the last of this mistake, here it is again, sticking its tongue out at you. Below you’ll find a quiz with some of these very persistent mistakes students at intermediate level, and probably above, make. This is how I suggest you do this quiz Do the quiz. Blog de Cristina is also on Facebook. Ready to start the quiz? I am interested in participate in a seminar I am interested in participating in a seminar Which of these sentences is correct? possible
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