11 Ways Finland’s Education System Shows Us that “Less is More”. When I left my 7th grade math classroom for my Fulbright research assignment in Finland I thought I would come back from this experience with more inspiring, engaging, innovative lessons. I expected to have great new ideas on how to teach my mathematics curriculum and I would revamp my lessons so that I could include more curriculum, more math and get students to think more, talk more and do more math. This drive to do more and More and MORE is a state of existence for most teachers in the US….it is engrained in us from day one. There is a constant pressure to push our students to the next level to have them do bigger and better things.
40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies 40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book by Terry Heick You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much more different. On the surface level a video uses light, color, sound, and moving images, with the potential for adding text and shape and color and light filters as overlays to communicate ideas, while the most basic text structures use alphanumeric symbols, paragraph and sentence structure, and an assortment of text features (e.g., white space, headings and subheadings, fonts, etc.) to convey their message. There is much, much more to it than this.
Learn English English Lessons Information about English English belongs to the Indo-European family, Germanic group, West Germanic subgroup and is the official language of over 1.7 billion people. Home speakers are over 330 million. As regards the evolution of the English language, three main phases can be distinguished. From the 6th and 5th centuries B.C., the Celtics are believed to have lived in the place where we now call Britain. Vocabulary Competition: a Nice Simple Activity to Revise A nice simple idea to start a lesson. I always like to start my lessons doing some quick revision of what I taught the previous day. I do it using different techniques, but they always have something in common: they help get students into the mood and start using English from minute one. The idea in this activity is to combine two things: Revision of targeted vocabularyConsolidation of relative sentences
The Second Most Spoken Languages Around the World The most spoken language in any country is often obvious; usually, it’s the official language of the country. However, you can learn a lot about a country by analyzing its second most spoken language. More than 60 million Americans speak a language at home other than English, of the majority of these Americans reported to the U.S. Census Bureau that they spoke English “very well.” ESL Lounge: Songs for English Teaching. Free song lyrics. using songs in the esl classroom It's great to use songs in the class, if only to do something a little different. But beyond using them solely to give your students some 'light relief', there are many other ways songs can be used in ESL classrooms to consolidate what students have already learnt. Have a song to request?
Online English Course - Index Page Course 2 - Elementary Unit 15 - Quantifiers: Some / Any Unit 16 - Quantifiers: Much / Many / A Lot of Visual teaching & learning : EVAN - a stunning video with a powerful message Over 7 mln people have watched it over the last 2 months. Most people have said that they were shocked or moved by the sursprising ending of the film. What is it about and how can we use it with our students? The story Numbers: Facts, Figures & Fiction Click on cover for larger image Numbers: Facts, Figures & Fiction by Richard Phillips. Published by Badsey Publications. See sample pages: 24, 82, 103. Order in the UK and Europe from Badsey Publications. Order in Australia and NZ from AAMT.
How to Study Vocabulary Words Do you want to know how to study vocabulary words? First, get a list of them. A vocabulary word list is a group of words that belong to a certain subject. Here are some examples:A list of common verbs (be, go, do, have, etc.)A list of weather adjectives (rainy, sunny, stormy, etc.)A list of family nouns (mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, etc.) You can visit Vocabulary Websites (Word Lists) section for some useful word lists.
50 Incredibly Useful Links Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Websites Resource tools, printables, and other great stuff for ELL educators are all available on these sites. Articles & Advice When in Britain...: ENGLISH PROVERBS you must know! You can't call yourself an advanced English speaker if you don't know at least basic idioms and proverbs. On my blog I plan to write about both but if you are impatient always fresh portion of idioms you may find here: IDIOMS. Let's talk about proverbs then! What are they? Proverbs are short, well-known and repeated statements that give practical advice about life. They are often metaphorical.
METRO MAP CREATOR If you have the code for a map please paste it into the box below, then click "LOAD"LOAD CODE Alternatively you can chose a sample route.DefaultPoo Land Here is the code for your map. Copy this code to a text file on your computer if you want to carry on with your map at a latter date. SAVE AS IMAGE (low res)Quickly save the map at a low resolutionQUICK SAVEWhen the image appears, right click it and chose save SAVE AS IMAGE (high res)To save at a high resolution follow these steps...Firstly before doing anything else, copy the code above into the clipboard.Once you have done this THEN click here ESL Games and Activities - Useful for All Classes! Simple and Classic ESL Games - A list of many time-tested games for teaching ESL to young learners. Circle Memory Sentences - Students must remember all of the sentences said before his/her turn. Great for killing time at the end of class or reviewing vocabulary words at the beginning of class. Read for Speed - Read as fast as you can - can you beat the teacher's time?