Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern There are two other TED-Ed lessons related to this topic: How languages evolve and How did English evolve? (a lesson that fills in some of the details that we omit here due to the fact that the focus of this lesson was further in the past). There is still a great deal of debate about Indo-European, most importantly about the location of the homeland. The Best Music Websites For Learning English Check out my New York Times post for English Language Learners focuses on using music for language development and includes a student interactive, video, and teaching ideas. I use music a lot in my teaching of English Language Learners. I thought people might find it helpful to see which sites I believe to be the best out there to help teach English — Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced — through music. My students have certainly found them helpful. Music is a familiar, fun, and engaging tool to use in learning a second language. This list includes sites that have music to listen to, activities for students to do, and ways for them to create their own.
webenglish WebEnglish.se has added several motivational and inspirational links to the Learning to Learn part of the School Start page. This is a good time to improve students’ study skills as they tend to be especially keen on improving their studies at the beginning of the term. Link: School Start 7-9 Find the gap - increasing speaking in class This article looks at how the notion of a gap between speakers can be used to provide a reason for communication. Finding ways to create gaps between students, gaps which need closing, creates speaking opportunities and prompts the creation of new activities. What is a gap? Types of gap Increasing student talking time Conclusion What is a gap? Video Lesson: Mr. Bean / the future Follow me on twitter This is a video lesson based around the video “Mr. Bean packs his suitcase” thanks to British Council for bringing it to my attention in their lesson plan on making predictions but I’ve adapted it for use in different ways with different levels. Kids and lower levels
Att utveckla ett resonemang i engelska? Repetition inför NP We will rehearse for the national test in English. We will listen to a few listening comprehensions and read a few reading comprehensions from previous years and have a look at how to avoid some common misstakes. You can find the tests here. We will also read a few essay examples to learn from their good and bad solutions. Below I give you some links to introduce yourself in a formal and informal way, and the liking words you might use to compare and contrast.
The 8 Minutes That Matter Most I am an English teacher, so my ears perk up when writers talk about their process. I've found the advice handy for lesson planning, too. That's because both writing and planning deal with craft. In writing, you want your audience to be absorbed. You want them to care about your characters. The Web of Language Today's the birthday of a pronoun. On January 6, 1912, Chicago School Superintendent Ella Flagg Young began her talk at a meeting of principals saying, A principal should so conduct his’er school that all pupils are engaged in something that is profitable to him’er.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Important English Language Learning Apps Are Free Today August 17, 2015 Language learning is one of the key areas exponentially enhanced by the widespread of Internet technologies and mobile connectivity. Anyone now can easily start learning a language from scratch and right from the comfort of their couch. We have already featured some excellent language learning apps for both iPad and Android. However, today we are highlighting three excellent English language learning apps as they are on sale for a limited period of time. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Great YouTube Channels for Learning English September 2 , 2015 Youtube is undoubtedly a great source of educational content to use in class with your students. It also hosts tons of channels that provide instructional tutorials specifically tailored for different learning needs and styles. We have already reviewed some of these channels in previous posts and today we are sharing with you some of our favourite YouTube channels for learning English.
Watch This Weatherman Easily Pronounce The Hardest Name Ever Brave weather man Liam Dutton has become an overnight Twitter celebrity thanks to his correct pronunciation of the Welsh town Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The town is well known for possessing Europe's longest name for a place and is famous for being impossible to pronounce unless you are a native Welsh speaker. But Dutton doesn't even bat an eye over it! The name means: Parish [church] of [St.] The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students Ready for school? Let’s examine some of the featured apps that you should be using this year. From time-saving tools to reading helpers, there are apps that do just about anything. Rather than have you sort through the endless parade of app icons, we’ve done the hard part for you. If you’re looking for some useful tools for the classroom, these apps are for you. Most are available for both iOS and Android operating systems, so don’t sweat that part.