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50 Essential Resources for ESL Students

50 Essential Resources for ESL Students
Learning a new language is always daunting, especially when that language is as full of weird rules and contradictions as English. Even native speakers sometimes have trouble mastering the nuances of tense and grammar. Fortunately, if you’re originally a non-English speaker, there are a fantastic amount of resources online to help you master the English language. From speaking to writing, these tools will help you get a handle on English and help you in your education and career. Don’t let the size of the task stop you from getting it done. Use these resources and you’ll be fluent in no time. Grammar and Usage Use these sites to boost your grammar knowledge, from verb tenses to noun placement. Spelling and Pronunciation These sites will help ESL students learn how to speak or spell the English words they’ve been learning. Vocabulary and Writing Building a vocabulary is one of the most important parts of mastering a language. Quizzes and Worksheets Podcasts YouTube Channels

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Super quick motivating activities: Who am I? A great activity for practicing adjectives that works at all levels Instructions: Make sure each learner has a blank piece of paper of paper to write on.Ask them to write answers to a series of prompts, the following are examples: ‘Give an adjective you would use to describe yourself‘; ‘Give an adjective other people might use to describe you‘; ‘What is one adjective that is totally opposite to what you are like?

The 30 Best Online Language Courses for Any Budget or Level If you’re reading this, you’ve probably just recently decided to throw caution to the wind and learn a foreign language, traumatic high school Spanish finals be damned. Or maybe you’re in the midst of learning a new language online, and your mission has been a fruitless journey of online translators and trying to navigate your Facebook timeline in Yiddish. Oy vey. Either way, congratulations! You’ve just stumbled upon the most epic list of online language courses.

Listening Welcome to EnglishClub Listening, to help you learn the skill of listening in English. Listening is the first of the four language skills, which are: 1. Listening 2. Speaking 3. Reading 4. A huge bunch of resources for teaching the present perfect tense Almost universally, elementary learners of English are systematically introduced to the simple present and simple past forms. Then, somewhere around the end of what we consider to be elementary level and the beginning of pre-intermediate study, learners are introduced to the phenomenon known as the present perfect tense. In many cases, this is more than just a stumbling block on the road to learning English. This is primarily due to the fact that for many learners there is no tangible equivalent to the have/has + V3 in their first language.

How Much Is It: A Shopping Lesson Plan by Chris Gunn Time: Up to 4 hours depending on how much the teacher wishes to use. Materials: To give to the students. Introductory Vocabulary Exercises. Super quick motivating activities: building the story An engaging speaking activity for intermediate level learners Instructions: Get learners to select an interesting image from their course book, preferably one that has a few people doing something.Arrange the class into groups to talk about it.Tell them as a group to choose one person in the picture and to think in detail about them; they can decide any number of things: the person’s name; their age; their job; what they are saying or thinking; how they are feeling; where they are going; what they have in their bag; who they are visiting, and so on.Get each learner in the group to help build up as big a story as possible using only the picture as a source of inspiration. Make sure they understand that every member of the group has to remember all the details, because they cannot make notes.When your learners are ready, mix the groups and tell each person to explain who their group chose and then talk about the story they made up about them. Images are a great source of inspiration.

The 101 Best Websites for ESL Students in 2016 The Internet is full of resources for English language learners at the university level. However, the problem lies in which material is valuable and which isn’t. Like with any topic, the internet’s a mix bag. There’s amazing materials for ESL students and also material that could prove detrimental to your learning. Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English ►Go to travelogues Follow the pie team on their travels and learn English along the way ►Go to pie plus 21st Century Skills Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like Oxford University Press ELT's video. Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike Oxford University Press ELT's video. Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add Oxford University Press ELT's video to your playlist. Published on Oct 9, 2013 Teacher and author Kathleen Kampa explains the fundamentals behind 21st century skills and what they mean to teachers and students.

10 digital tips for small businesses Listing your store on Google Places for Business means that it will appear on Google maps. Photograph: Alamy Saturday 7 December is Small Business Saturday, the focus of a huge campaign encouraging us all to spend more of our cash with independent retailers in our communities.