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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

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Writing www.eslfast.com/robot/ What does "Tutor Mike" know? "Tutor Mike" won the semifinal in 2015 Chatterbox Challenge and is recognized as one of the top four chatbots on the net "Tutor Mike" won the fifth place in International Loebner Prize 2014 Contest in AI "Tutor Mike" won one first place and one second place in International Loebner Prize 2013 Contest in AI "Tutor Mike" won one first place and one fourth place in International Loebner Prize 2011 Contest in AI HOME Copyright © 2015. How can film help you teach or learn English? What can film and video add to the learning experience? Kieran Donaghy, who won the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post I want to learn English because…, explains why film is such a good resource, and recommends some useful websites. Language teachers have been using films in their classes for decades, and there are a number of reasons why film is an excellent teaching and learning tool. Learning from films is motivating and enjoyable Motivation is one of the most important factors in determining successful second-language acquisition.

Love Actually: activities, ideas, vocabulary I use a lot of films in my teaching: not just occasional Youtube clips but full-length authentic feature films, and I’ve been wanting for a while to start a new section on this blog where I would upload my film-based materials. I thought December would be a suitable time to share materials for many people’s favourite Christmas film Love Actually.Warning: some scenes are suitable for adults only Activities actually The activities are divided into three parts.

Loebner Prize 2013 The Imagineering Quarter hosted, for the first time on the island of Ireland, the International Loebner Prize 2013 Contest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to find the world's best conversational chatbot computer program in collaboration with universities in the USA (New Mexico), Denmark (Aalborg), France (LIMSI-CNRS), England (Exeter, Sheffield) & island of Ireland (The Queen's University of Belfast, UCD, DCU) and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society UKRI chapter. The contest was held during the CultureTECH 2013 digital media and creativity festival, City of Culture 2013 celebration, European Heritage Open Days and preceded an International Workshop on: ``Waiting for Artificial Intelligence...''. Each year an Annual Prize & Bronze Medal is awarded to the most human-like computer. Loebner Prize 2013 Annual First Prize is: US$ 4000 + Annual Bronze Medal, Second Prize: US$ 1000, Third Prize: US$ 750 and Fourth Prize: US$ 250.

British Vs American English: 100+ Differences Illustrated Given the amount of places around the world that English is spoken, various differences are bound to emerge. Despite how much the USA and UK have in common, there are enough differences between their two versions of the English language that someone may not always understand exactly what someone from the other country is saying. Fortunately, the US State Department has created a series of useful graphics to help clear things up. Show Full Text

ESL Games Kids Archives - ESL Speaking Top 5 ESL Warm-Up Activities ESL Warm-up activities are an excellent way to begin class because they ease students back into using English again. In many cases, the last time students thought about or spoke English was in your class last week! Here are five of my favorite ESL warm-up activities that I use in my own classes in a Korean university. The Challenge of Teaching English to Dyslexic Students by Julia Shewry This week we are excited to bring you a post by BELTA member Julia Shewry, an EFL teacher in Wallonia. Julia shares with us her experience of working with dyslexic learners learning a foreign language. This is a topic you may find surprisingly relevant to your teaching context given the proportion of dyslexic learners in the school population as a whole – read on to find out more! Julia Shewry

Best Language Websites Language teacher advice and tips: I know from my own 38 years of teaching experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your language association ( plus two foreign language teacher associations (state and national: ACTFL - ( and attend their annual meetings on a regular basis. Free spelling worksheet maker, printable reading worksheet templates, with images Tools for Educators offers to use as resources for lessons, lesson plans and printable materials for classes Choose the correct word or correct spelling worksheets: Choose a picture and write in three options for the spelling or three words with one correct option. You could also write two words that apply to the object and one that doesn't. Students would select the correct words.

celebratelanguages.com/english Click on the LOGO pictures below to discover many FREE useful resources for teachers and students. Celebrate Languages The best and most complete site for learning English, free ! 10 useful websites for ELT A self-development task during my diploma last year asked me to list all the websites I found useful in my ELT practice. The document I created spanned about 6 pages – it could easily have been longer. I’m sure there’s a lot of common ground between us teachers, experienced or not. A majority of the sites I use were either found through a Google Search or passed on from colleagues. Nevertheless, I think it’s worth listing a few of my favourite sites as some serve rather specific purposes.

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