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April 2014 Blog Posts (13)


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BREAKING NEWS PROJECT

I really like to use news in my lessons. There are some great web sites which provide free materilas for news lessons

www.breakingnewsenglish.com is one of the best. I created a multimedia source by using a story from this web site. You can have a look at it here;

http://englishinlife.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/breaking-news-project/…

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April Mid Month Updates

Dear Teachers,

I hope everyone is having a great time teaching. It's never easy but I'm sure almost 100% of us despite the work and struggles, overall get so much in return for coming to class day in and day out.  Here are a few updates from this month on the community. 

1. Using Video…

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Idiom of the day

Since I noticed that my students couldn't use idioms properly while writing and speaking, I have worked on some most common used idioms. Not to make them feel bored by giving these all at once, I post a new idiom on my blog and share it with my students. You can find more idioms on my blog, I will keep updating this page everyday. …

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How is your general intelligence?

I made this simple quiz today to test students' knowledge of general things.  Nothing scientific about it just 10 simple questions I think everyone should generally know. A fun way to see how "on the ball" your students are (or you the teacher!). Challenge your students and see how they do. 

Good luck to you and your students. Feedback or additional…

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Blasts from the Pasts: Ken Lee

It's not really polite to laugh at someone who is honestly trying their best to sing a song in a second language. However, with this one "artist", you can't resist. A classic from the past. Enjoy! 

If interested in other "better" second language singers, try our Second Language Singer page. …

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Little Known (but superb) videos about the Future of Education

Over the years, we've curated and kept for good, all the best videos to inform, inspire and guide teachers given the changing world of education. Education / …

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Sugata Mitra: The Ignorant School Teacher?

There has been a lot of debate about the  ideas of Sugata Mitra after his recent plenary at IATEFL. Find a nice summary of these posts / discussions through this post.

I'm kind of confused by all the…

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Blasts from the Pasts: Commercials

Throughout the years, high quality commercials for teaching English have been a central focus on the community. We've curated and found/share only the best ones for use in the English language classroom. 

Here are a few old references to help you find great quality commercials for use in your teaching. …

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Blasts from the Pasts: The School Of TEFL

I started the community School Of TEFL around the same time I started EFL Classroom 2.0, over 7 years ago.  It was a place to enact my philosophy of "open teaching, open classrooms" and share what I was doing in my teacher training, directly with other teachers. 

It is not used much but full, full, full of free materials. A great option for those…

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Blasts from the Pasts: The Elephant Song

This delightful children's song has been an eternal hit with teachers in this community. 

Great for young learners but will work with any age group and I've seen adults just beam while watching this. A must when doing any lesson about animals! 

Here are…

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Blasts from the Pasts: Alice

This blog post tells you about something I built long ago - a chat bot that allows students by just selecting sentences and responses, to have a never ending conversation online.

Never an excuse to not have fun studying…

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Blasts from the Pasts: Voicethread

EFL Classroom was one of the first heavy users of Voicethread, when it first came out around 2006-07. It still remains the top quality place for students to get authentic input and practice their speaking. 

Teachers post a prompt, an image and then ask students…

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Blasts From The Pasts: Amazing Penguins

This has been a classic for many years - watch these penguins and be amazed. Your students will be mind boggled! 

 

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