"Does anyone know where to get some good pictures of many people doing a lot of different actions at once? I'm teaching passives and progressives and I'm looking for 'busy scene' kind of pictures, but they're hard to find via…"
"Great Ellen thanks to you and Carrie. A found a few other sites that are pretty good:
Scholastic news for kids, which can really be used for most age groups, and The Simple English wikipedia, which can be edited rather easily if you pick out some…"
"I got this from Carrie's blog, online esl tutor's posterous -- Learn From My Fail. Talk about authentic language! And very entertaining.
Thanks, Carrie! Will at least give you a chuckle, Carl, and a supply of conditional sentences : )"
"Thanks Ellen, I'm not sure what was done in the past, I think they used a textbook but I was told that most students would not buy one so I should come up with my own stuff. I will check out Larry's link, thanks."
"It is the 11 week time frame that has me concerned... how do you prepare a beginner for university level classes in 11 weeks? Though if the program is not new, I'm guessing it has been done!
What have other teachers at the school used, Carl?…"
I really wish that there was some "life skills " texts for immigrants like are produced in Canada. See the Ont. Reader that I used to use to teach immigrants in Canada.
You might set up a webpage and have them do online reading.…"
Thanks for letting me know but id/pw of eflclassroom should work (don't use id - firstname.lastname@example.org for vimeo. ) . I will make all these videos public when I get the time. Originally they had a pw because of copyright reasons. But I've discussed the issue with vimeo (you don't know how often I'm in these kind of discussions,power struggles!) and hopefully they will continue to allow us to use the videos for educational content.
But all those videos should also be available in our A/V player. They are meant as backup but I like vimeos streaming technology though....
Thanks for your patience about vimeo...I've been on the road for the past few days and sooooo happy to be home.
Vimeo password came with the introductory welcome message! eflclassroom Id eflclassroom Go to the bottom right to download, there is a small arrow.
But!!!! You can download almost all these in our A/V player. Just click the arrow. Also, many or most are found in the various folders in the resource area...so plenty of options..Hope this helps and let us know what you find super useful!
I like the diet tips , google ads above! Great, I got to do a whole lot better letting members know about downloading/resource access and also little things like the widget on your page and more.... I"ll also be getting your blog into our directory shortly. So much to do!
Welcome to EFL Classroom 2.0! I hope you'll find a great "home" for learning and teaching. I look forward to your own contribution here. By sharing and learning from one another, all our jobs get easier.
Make sure you introduce yourself in our "introduce yourself" forum! Find others with common interests and Make Pals by inviting members to be your friend! And if you want, show others where you are from on the Frappr map.
When you have a moment, personalize your homepage, click around and see a lot of great videos, presentations, links to resources (games/readers/karaoke) pics and music. Share in the forums and put up or link to your own blog. Check out our great Buzka library of links. You have unlimited photo storage and can make your own albums and slideshows. Even chat to my double, Dave the "bot".
Join a “classroom” that interests you or form your own! Also, Ning offers a multiple login feature so that you can register a class page and all your students/faculty can access through the same pw/id and use the content. You can even start your own classroom here for your students in our groups.
In the new year, an improved resource site with everything for teaching will arrive –
Please take a look at the EFL FAQ link on the main page.
Note our Media Fire unlimited file sharing for sharing / storing materials. ID: email@example.com PW: eflclassroom
You may also download many videos (karaoke/teaching and readers) at vimeo with the same password. Our new video preview player also allows both full screen and downloading. Click the arrow.
Most of all, keep sharing and discussing. By contributing your expertise with the community you make all our jobs easier, better.
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