Extreme Photo of the Week Photograph by Mike Schirf “I love the skiing down the best, but I don't love the skinning up,” says 11-year-old Lilliana Libecki, seen here with her dad, Mike, on their recent sailing-skiing expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula in front of Paradise Bay and a colony of Gentoo penguins. It was Lilliana’s very first expedition with her dad, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Expeditions Council grantee, and veteran of 50-some remote expeditions. “I will never ever forget the skiing and icebergs and how curious and unafraid the penguins were,” Liliana says. When Mike returned from Antarctica in 2008 with photos of skiing and snowboarding on the continent, Lilli, then five years old, was inspired. “Finally when she was old enough, she started training for this goal in the backcountry and worked so hard to make this dream come true,” Mike says.
WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE - The Learning Network Blog Photo Students 1. After looking closely at the image above (or at the full-size image), think about these three questions: What is going on in this picture? Read more… Updated: Oct. 2, 2015 1. Read more… Updated: Sept. 25, 2015 1. Read more… Updated: Sept. 18, 2015 Welcome back, students and teachers. We’re excited to begin our fourth year of “What’s Going On in This Picture?” We hope students will continue to join our moderators at Visual Thinking Strategies in responding to other students, making the feature truly an interschool conversation. Please note that we’re delaying the reveal until Friday mornings this year to allow students additional time to comment on the image and to reply to other students. Thank you for participating. Read more… Updated: June 2, 2015 Note: This is our final “What’s Going On in This Picture?” 1. What’s going on in this picture? Read more… Updated: May 19, 2015 Note: We’ve switched to the more advanced commenting system used by the rest of The New York Times. That’s all.
Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News | Current Events multiple uses of newspapers & magazines for ELT | TeachingEnglishNotes Newspaper fire orange (Photo credit: NS Newsflash) I love using real things for teaching English. By “real things” I mean something from real life – and not something specially developed for learning or teaching. That’s why I prefer usual movies (and not educational ones – they are hardly very exiting, most of the times, usual radio and not “special English” stations, and usual newspapers (not the ones for ESL learners). Talking about the newspapers, their use in class (and outside too) is limitless. Newspapers can be used for: jigsaw reading (in a group, assign each student a small extract, then ask them to report on their part and put all the parts into the right order/ for one-to-one putting the parts into the right order would also work greatly) reading-and–retelling-and-discussing (very close to real life – when you read a newspaper in your language, you would often discuss what you’ve read with your friends or colleagues) Like this: Like Loading...
How to teach ESL with pictures - simply ieva Speaking and writing are the productive aspects of a language. They are also much more difficult to master because one needs to retrieve the information they already have and present it to the listener or reader. I see this all the time: a student says they studied English in their country for a number of years (sometimes it is five, six or more years) but when it comes to speaking English, they fall silent. They can crack grammar easily (sometimes, better than a native speaker), but they cannot find the words to express themselves in a simple conversation. As someone who learned English as a foreign language myself, I totally understand how it is. After all, learning and teaching grammar is something that can be easily measured by rules and completing worksheets. Conversation, on the other hand, is usually artificial at best. Until life brings them to an English speaking country. But how can we help the students become more motivated and self-confident in communicating in English?
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Immigrant earnings ‘a failure’ - Göteborg Daily Refugees and other immigrant groups are finding it hard to establish themselves in the labour market, even after 10 years in Sweden, suggests a report from daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The newspaper followed the progress of nearly 15,500 immigrants of working age who received permanent residency in 2004 and are still registered in Sweden. After ten years, those who came here as refugees earned a median wage of only 11,100 kronor per month - less than half the figure for the entire population. Around three out of ten receive welfare benefits from the municipality. Another group who had problems establishing themselves were those who came here to be with relatives. Olof Åslund, professor and director general of the Institute for the Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy, thinks the results for these two groups are problematic: “It’s a failure when so many people have difficulties gaining stable employment and being self-sufficient.
untitled Using Image Prompts to Inspire Writing & Speaking Activities Pages Wednesday, 13 September 2017 Using Image Prompts to Inspire Writing & Speaking Activities This site is built around the concept of using image prompts to inspire digital writing activities for students. The site is free to use with up to 40 students and they can produce up to 5 postings each. WriteAbout is a really useful tool to get ideas for student writing projects. Sign up for my twice monthly free newsletter and get a free copy of Digital Tools for Teachers at: My eBooks: Best Nik Peachey Labels: images, writing skills © Nik Peachey at Wednesday, September 13, 2017 No comments: Post a Comment Newer PostOlder PostHome Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) My eBooks & Lesson Plans 20 Tech Enhanced Activities for the Language Classroom£3.49 Read More Thinking Critically through Digital Media£6.99 Read more Exploiting Infographics£2.49 Sumo
Hörförståelse med strategier som hjälp | Min undervisning Vi arbetar med hörförsteålse i min språkvalsgrupp, de elever som inte läser något språk, och programmet vi utgår från är News Reel Easy från UR. Programmet är ett par minuter långt och finns också i en svårare variant här. Eftersom jag har elever som inte når målen i engelska och många främst behöver träna på att lyssna så arbetar jag med strategier för att ge dem verktyg för att lyssna aktivt. Som ni ser är det samma upplägg med strategier som vid läsning och det ger dem en röd tråd av att strategier är tillämpbara vid många olika uppgifter. Vi gör så här: Förutspå: 1. 2. Reda ut oklarheter 3. 4. Ställer frågor och sammanfatta: 5. 6. 7.
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