happy English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to the area of Britain that would later take their name, England, both names ultimately deriving from the Anglia peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic language), as well as by Latin and French. A Range of Free, Downloadable, Writing Templates – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS I’ve made some writing frames, which are completely free to download (just right click and ‘save image as’, or find high quality PDFs by clicking this link). I hope they are useful 1) Narrow lined paper template: 2) Medium lined paper template: 3) Postcard writing template: 4) Recount writing template:
Expressions for Agreeing and Disagreeing This page is about words and phrases that we use when we agree or disagree with someone in English. Stating an opinion In my opinion...The way I see it...If you want my honest opinion....According to Lisa...As far as I'm concerned...If you ask me... Asking for an opinon Teach English Writing: Videos Write Story Summaries Writing Skills: idea, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, organisation Short videos with interesting plots make great prompts for an ESL writing class. Here are 5 videos which can help students learn English writing skills. What makes a good video prompt? I look for four features when choosing a video for the writing class.
25 Terrific Online Games for English Language Learners - Online College Courses English language learners fall into two categories — native speakers and those pursuing it via ESL/EFL instruction (or self-instruction!). But both demographics can build up their skills, no matter their age or proficiency, through game-based learning. The Internet, in its infinite providence, does not disappoint when it comes to hosting effective resources for teaching and reviewing the core components of the English language. Here’s a few particularly useful games or, more accurately in most cases, suites of games. GameZone: Dozens of simple, straightforward games about grammar, spelling, and vocabulary reach out to English language learners at all levels. Keep in mind, however, that this site is based in the U.K. and follows a different set of linguistic rules than American English.
Create-a-Story By Craig Gill Age Range: 7 to 11 This resource can be used to help children who may lack ideas during creative writing lessons. It consists of four charts, which contain 81 characters, 81 places, 81 situations and 81 objects. WARNING - some of them are a little gruesome! Theme Poems In this online tool, elementary students can write poems based on shapes from five different categories: Nature, School, Sports, Celebrations, and Shapes. Within these categories, 32 different shapes are included. By selecting a shape, students are learning how to focus their writing on a particular topic or theme. In addition, as part of the online tool, students are prompted to brainstorm, write, and revise their poems, thus reinforcing elements of the writing process.
Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening to call US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and telling one employee: “Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English … This is America.” A video of the incident quickly went viral, drawing widespread scorn. The Yelp page for his law firm was flooded with one-star reviews, and Schlossberg was soon confronted with a “fiesta” protest in front of his Manhattan apartment building, which included a crowd-funded taco truck and mariachi band to serenade him on the way to work.