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Lesson Plan: Crime and Punishment Yay! It’s March! One of my fav seasons! I’m basically ticking off the days in my calendar until March 31 when we turn the clocks ahead and get more hours of daylight. In case you haven’t figured yet, I’m a sucker for bright sunny days. Selected Links for ESL & EFL Students Selected Links for ESL & EFL StudentsMaintained by The Internet TESL Journal The purpose of this page is to introduce students to a select list of links that they will find immediately interesting and useful. These may not be all of the very best sites, but these are definitely some of the best. We have not included sites that are difficult to navigate or are cluttered with advertising. For more links, see our complete list of links.
Larry Ferlazzo’s English Website There are many pages on my main website, and they have nearly 8,000 categorized links appropriate for English Language Learners. The best place to start exploring is the Main English Page. You can read an overview about each section of my website on the Teacher’s Page. This page also has many links specifically useful to teachers. You can also go directly to each page of my website: English For Beginners and Early Intermediate Swansea Metropolitan University Education Research The University’s research covers engineering, social science, arts and humanities disciplines. Striving to be engaged, always innovative, it’s often interdisciplinary and collaborative in nature. Through our research partnerships we influence economic, cultural and social landscapes at national, European and international levels by delivering benefits for business, government and communities. Classics Find out more Research in the areas of classical literature; Rome and the West; Economy and Materiality; and the Ancient Near East.
14 Song-Based Lesson Plans and Activities Although I know I like using music in my teaching, I never thought there would be so much of it on this blog when I started it over a year ago. Songs are fun, authentic sources with multiple possibilities in the classroom, but the main reason for having published 14 lesson plans and activities based on songs here is to a large extent due to copyright issues: while lyrics and songs are easily available for everyone online, access to other types of authentic texts is more limited because of copyright constraints. I also think the key to a successful song-based lesson is to deal with the text as you would with any other type of short text, whether written or oral, to practise a variety of comprehension skills, work on specific grammar and vocabulary, or introduce a topic for discussion.
"The Future" English Reading Exercise - Learn English Online Beginning English Lesson 16 - The Future Reading On This Page Read an article about the future. Answer reading comprehension questions about the article. Write about the future on our blog. Language Acquisition vs Language Learning Julio Foppoli argues that as teachers, it is our duty to make sure that our students "acquire" rather than "learn" the language. According to linguists (i.e. scientists who engage in the scientific study of human language) there is an important distinction between language acquisition and language learning. As you may well have noticed, children acquire their mother tongue through interaction with their parents and the environment that surrounds them.
ESL: English as a Second Language Resources for Teachers and Students Are you learning how to speak English? You've come to the right place! Here, tutors have shared their knowledge so that you won't be confused as to what a preposition is. Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge Contact Sara Hennessy University of Cambridge Faculty of Education 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ Tel: 01223 767657E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Publications Downloads of papers arising from all of our projects are available in Word or PDF format by clicking on links below Presentations ESL Listening Websites Listening & Speaking Top Sites Speak English Fast Over 500 conversations on 26 topics with audio for intermediate learners ESL Conversations 1,500 conversations under 25 topics with audio for speaking practice ESL Fast A huge free online English learning site For Beginners English Level 1 Simple present tense, 50-word passages with audio and exercises for English beginners English Level 2 Short passages with audio and exercises for English beginners English Level 3 Short essays for English beginners to improve reading and listening English Level 4 More short essays to improve reading and listening English Level 5 200-word essays for English beginners to transition to intermediate level English Level 6 250-word essays for English beginners to transition to intermediate level Classroom English
Removing The Stigma From Edutainment Education in general and education reform in particular abound in buzzwords. If you follow conversations concerning technology and its place in the realm of education reform, you’re bound to hear about "accountability," "data-driven assessment," "the flipped classroom," just to start. If you venture further into discussions around actual educational technologies, you’ll likely also come across terms such as “edutainment,” describing products that incorporate games or game-like features. The premise underlying these products implies that today’s students require entertainment in order to learn. A cynic might argue these products bribe students into learning important topics with the intellectual equivalent of cotton candy, making a mockery of the content itself.