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. …Continue
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 / …Continue
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…Continue
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. …Continue
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…Continue
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!
Never an excuse to not have fun studying…Continue
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…Continue
This has been a classic for many years - watch these penguins and be amazed. Your students will be mind boggled!
Years ago, I built a player that collects ALL the TED Talks in one handy place. HD. Also, the player is designed to promote serendipity, browsing, stumbling upon ..... so little does this happen in this day and age where…Continue
This video was super big, mega large in 2008. A classic and inspired so many students in so many classrooms. Free Hugs.
It would be great to challenge students to do the same but with English. Free English. Speak and greet people in English for practice.....
Justinnoxxiis a blogger that in our early days ruled the roost here. I was even able to meet him at a few conferences and he was in person, just as you could imagine him as a blogger - happy, irreverent, curious.... Been years since…Continue
I made this post years ago and now re-visiting it, miraculously it has stood the test of time. The sites listed are still the top for English language teachers and offer a wealth of content for teaching.
Such a surprise but also not a surprise. Things change so fast and websites become outdated but if the site/tool is based around core needs for language learners or teachers, it…Continue
Over this weekend, was thinking of "depth" and that in contrast to many social networks, this community since it is focused on knowledge and content, is deep. So much is temporary on today's internet, so much just gets buried "alive" and then it is on to the next big thing. It's a big problem. Good curation helps but…Continue
Check out all prior Blog Carnival entries, now nicely archived on…Continue
When I first heard that Seth Godin was venturing into the realm of education with a book on schools - I cringed. He isn't a teacher, has no experience in this field and often is just "sensationalistic". He paints issues with sharp metaphors and turns of phrases but at the end after reading him - I'm often left with, "and so ...."
However, we all have an interest in education, Seth Godin…Continue
50 “Best Practices” For Language Teachers
“It’s a funny thing. The more I practice, the luckier I get.”
- Arnold Palmer
I'm a big fan of always exciting students with "possibility". By that I mean, designing a lesson so that they can change and interact with the content in creative, personal ways. They can be touched by possibility - much like we are when online and using Web 2.0 tools.
I've been experimenting and checking out Tapestry over the last few months. It is a unique way to present text and images. Simpler than powerpoint, less dazzling than Prezi but lovely in its own way and with many strengths.
Simply sign upand then start using their editor. Or check…Continue
I'm so very proud of our video library, the best curated videos on the web for English language teaching. Lots of TLC has gone into finding the best videos only.
More and more, I get emails asking "Can I download X video?". I will usually see if we have the video in our video file directory and if it is clear to share…Continue