CALL@Hull: English (TEFL/TESL) sites Dictionaries Online dictionaries, grammar references, thesauri, and etymologies. Cambridge International Dictionaries Online. Search online Cambridge dictionaries of English, American English, Phrasal Verbs, and Idioms. Very useful. The DICT Development Group. Dictionary.com. Hyperdictionary (née The Exploding Dictionary). FreeDictionary.org. Geordie Dictionary. Hypertext Webster Gateway A searchable online version of the Webster English Dictionary. The Jargon Dictionary. KnowPlay Reference. Online English Grammar. Oxford Reference: English Dictionaries and Thesauruses. Roget's Thesaurus. Slang Dictionaries and Language Links. 20 Essential Business Dictionaries online. Wiktionary. Wordsmythe English Dictionary-Thesaurus. World Wide Words: exploring the English language. Directories Online directories of EFL products and courses. GlobalStudy's "English Programs Around the World". EFL Teachers CactusTeachers. ESLWorldwide.com. EFL/ESL Jobs in Japan. ELT News. ESL Employment. ESL Magazine.
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All Things Topics - Home 25 Ways to Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?' | liZ Evans This year, Simon is in fourth grade and Grace is in first grade, and I find myself asking them every day after school, "So how was school today?" And every day I get an answer like "fine" or "good," which doesn't tell me a whole lot. Or at least get a full sentence. So the other night, I sat down and made a list of more engaging questions to ask about school. They aren't perfect, but I do at least get complete sentences, and some have led to some interesting conversations... and hilarious answers... and some insights into how my kids think and feel about school. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. So far, my favorite answers have come from questions 12, 15 and 21. And the answers we get are sometimes really surprising. As my kids get older, I know I am going to have to work harder and harder to stay engaged with them -- but I know it's going to be worth the work. This post originally appeared on Simple Simon and Company. Alamy 1.
Teaching Pronunciation / Resources for Learning About Phonetics Return to FrontPage These resources are more theoretical and detailed than those on the "Resources for Teaching Pronunciation" page. Vowels and Consonants Based on A Course in Phonetics, a classic book by the great linguist Peter Ladefoged. A Glossary of English Phonetics and Phonology: How Language Works: The Cognitive Science of Linguistics An online book about all aspects of linguistics, including phonetics and phonology. Phonology and phonetics review by Pamela Rogerson-Revell. Web tutorials on phonetics from University College London. Resources for Studying Spoken English from the University of Washington. IPA Help From the Summer Institute of Linguistics. More than you ever wanted to know about IPA.
Book Trailer Project Step-by-step Guide | English Teaching 101English Teaching 101 Book Trailer Project is a digital storytelling activity for middle school or high school students after they finish reading a book. Students need to take the key idea from the book to create a short video that persuades people to check out a book they have read. Doing the book trailer project requires students to summarize, synthesize and analyze the book and put that analysis in their trailer. Furthermore, having students create book trailers is a great way to incorporate technology in the classroom and encourage reading. Common Core Standards for English Reading Standards 2. 7. Writing Standards 11. Book Trailer Project: Lesson Guide The secret to a successful book trailer project is scaffolding! Introduction Using , start by discussing the kind of trailers that students are most familiar with: movie trailers! Tell the class that they will be creating book trailers of the books that they have read before. Show several book trailers to the class. Professionally made sample video Planning
10 Excellent Social Bookmarking Tools for Teachers February, 2014 Social bookmarking is a new concept that has seen the light with the emergence of bookmarking services like the ones I cited below.Semantically speaking, ' social bookmarking' is made up of the the term " social " which is related to society and general interactions between people, and the verb " to bookmark " (used here as a gerund ending in ing) which has to do with recording and/or saving content for both later use and quick access. Weaving the semantic reference of the two words results in social bookmarking as we know it today : a collaborative and collective saving and sharing of web content.' Below are some of the best social bookmarking websites I would recommend to teachers and students. 1- Diigo This is my favourite tool for socialbookmarking. 2- Livebinders This is another powerful tool for saving and organizing your bookmarks. 3- Scoop.it Scoop.it is another powerful web tool for curating digital content. 4- Pinterest 5- Edshelf 7- Educlipper
Get app worksheets and activities for our educational apps! App Activities & Worksheets If you have downloaded any of our apps checkout these activities and free companion worksheets. Each worksheet is designed to provide a maximum blended learning experience! Read & Rhyme Series Activities: Check out non-tablet activities and worksheets you can do with your child or student. Activities Read & Rhyme: Joe Has a Sore Toe Discussion Topics: Compassion, friendship, doctors, mean and nice people. Talk about a doctor and a nurse and what they do. Kim Likes to Swim Discussion Topics: hot/cold, seasons (summer “When is the weather hot?”) Take swimming lessons! Pete has Big Feet Discussion Topics: big and small, body parts, self-acceptances (Pete is happy he has big feet). Write down words that rhyme with Pete. Jenny Found a Penny Discussion Topics: saving money, family (uncle, aunt, cousin), value/money. Categorize pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters Start a piggy bank to encourage saving. Mike Has a Bike Go for a bike ride! Activities Paul is Tall Grades: 1
Speech bubbles for classroom language by Language Stuff A big bundle of speech bubbles with key phrases of classroom language will become a great visual aid for students and a useful resource for teachers. How to use big speech bubbles: - decorate the walls; - tips for students to reduce L1 and increase the use of English in EFL classes; - blank bubbles to write down the phases you need; How to use small double-sided speech bubbles: - tips or cribs. If you are learning a new grammatical or lexical structure with your students, write a question on one side, and an answer on the other to help them memorize it.
43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than 700 submissions! 43 products emerged with several votes and strong, detailed Field Notes to explain just how they are being used effectively at school. So here is our (albeit unscientific) list of apps, games, and websites transforming classrooms this Fall. We are also pleased to announce the winner of the $250 Amazon gift card. What apps, games, and websites are transforming your classroom? Related Posts: 5 Easy Steps to Writing a Great Field Note