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English Language Centre Study Zone: Welcome! About the Study Zone The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. Speaking and Writing English Effectively Course Description "Speaking and Writing English Effectively" is designed for proficient English speakers who would like to improve their speaking and writing skills. The course compares a variety of writing styles including imaginative writing, journalism, English in the media and textual analysis. Behind the News Weekdays: 02/06/2017 watch BTN Investigates Have you seen or heard something in the news you'd like explained?Add Question

Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool. BBC Skillswise - iWonder Guides for Quick Reads 2015 4 February 2015Last updated at 23:14 Quick Reads are short, easy-to-read stories by best-selling authors like Roddy Doyle and Jojo Moyes. They're great for getting back into the joy of reading.

A Summary and Analysis of the ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ Fairy Tale A curious introduction to a classic fairy story How old do you think the story of Rumpelstiltskin is? It was famously included in the 1812 volume Children’s and Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm (a book that’s better known as Grimms’ Fairy Tales), but many of the tales written down by the German siblings were of a considerable vintage by then. The surprising thing is that the story of Rumpelstiltskin – albeit under a different name – is thought to be some 4,000 years old. To put that in perspective, that’s over a thousand years before Homer, and roughly contemporaneous with the earliest surviving versions of the tales that comprise the Epic of Gilgamesh, widely regarded as the oldest epic. Rumpelstiltskin, it turns out, is one of the earliest known narratives in Western literature.

My Best of series I’ve separated my “The Best…” lists here by topics. A number of the lists, though, can fit into multiple categories, so it still might be useful to scan all of them. The Websites Of The Year page on this blog, on the other hand, has these lists in the chronological order in which they’ve been written. Please note that I continually update and revise all of the lists. The best way to search is using “Control + F” on your keyboard. The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education — Help Me Find More Control Alt Achieve: Black Out Poetry with Google Docs March 21st is World Poetry Day, so this is a good time to revisit some ideas for creative ways for students to write poems. In the past I have shared activities for Random Writing Prompts for Poems, as well as drag-and-drop "magnetic" poetry templates in a Winter Theme and a Valentine's Day Theme. Another fun way to engage students in poetry is by having them create "Black Out" poems. Basically you give the student a page of text pulled from a book, article, websites, or such. The student then blacks out all of the text, except for the words they want to leave behind to form a poem. This can be helpful for students struggling to write a poem, since they do not need to come up with any words of their own, but instead are working within a set collection of available words and in a particular order.

Interactive sites Updated July 2015iPHONE AND iPAD APPS iPhone and iPad apps collated by Kristyn Paul (scroll down for French ones) MAINLY GRAMMAR Royal Grammar School High Wycombe's (UK) excellent and attractive Languages Online site has a wide range of Hot Potato and Spellmaster exercises for all levels. Strongly recommended.The Language Gym by Gianfranco Conti has a wide range of activities and games for French, Spanish and some Italian. I highly recommend it.Older students will appreciate the accuracy, humour and comprehensiveness of the well-established Tex's French Grammar site, from the University of Texas, USA. The site includes mp3 files exemplifying grammatical structures.

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