How am I supposed to read acronyms? As an indepent word altogether or as separate letters. I know most of them are pronounceable but what about this particular one?
I'm still studying the Phonetic topics for the public examinations and facing the IPA. How do native English speakers pronounce IPA? /'aipə/? or is it "i-p-a"?
Thanks in advance.
Every teacher sooner or later, will have to decorate their classroom. It may seem daunting but it can be really fun IF you make the students part of this. Get them making the decorations and being an active part of the process.
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I'd rather use EFL than ESL, though that's the term used in this presentation. However, for my students and for me as well, English is a foreign language, never a second one.
Let's talk grammar!
Here you can see a very neat and clean presentation on tenses. I hope you find it of some interest for your classes anyway.
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That is the name of a website I have visited today for the first time, it's got a lot of resources, mainly visuals, comics and images. There are tons of worksheets for self access, very interesting teaching materials in general.
The link here
According to a Spanish teacher of English, this is a "fantastic site where you can read and listen to real English. It's called LingQ. Registering is free, so once you register you can jump right in and start lessons. Lessons are short little dialogues, or sometimes short descriptions that link every word to a dictionary, so you can build vocabulary and pick up grammar on your own. You can also write things and…Continue
Today, kind of out of the blue, someone asked me what I was amazed by..... For whatever reason, I blurted out, "That we can communicate with each other - language".
And it is a miracle. Here we are, using something so well, everyday YET we know so little about it. We know so little about this…
While studying the English consonants (again) I came across this site. Hope you might find it helpful, I think it can be useful for teaching pronunciation.
Interesting article about language and the difficulties of translation....
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I'm really proud of the karaoke on EFL Classroom! We have so many options for teachers - see this post for how to get these and set up the player and make your own karaoke.
However, often not mentioned, is a cool alternative, Go Sing.
Go Sing is a traditional karaoke player that is in the public realm. You can't edit and it just has a standard…
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This weekend, I set eyes upon some glorious writing - Texts without Contexts by Michiko Kakutani. Thank god for fearless and perfecting critics such as her! Few really like her but I think she is brilliant with a capital B and in this latest piece, she reviews so much about…Continue
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Show 'N Tell
Yes, this is not just a stand by but a great activity for bringing the REAL and real communication into the classroom. It works in an L1…