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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19. 76 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

Tags: 5, top

Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10. 4 Replies

Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue

Tags: teaching, methodology, language, l1

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 16. 80 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling

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Chatterbots - Honest Johnny

I really think the future of online language learning is with the perfection of voice recognition technology. One step along this road is the use of speaking bots. While Honest Johnny isn't a real bot (like our ALICE), he/she is fun and really user friendly.

Created by oddcast, the same one's bringing voki -- create and personalize your own talking figure. I like how quick the flash works and it is really kept simple and functional. Most importantly, the voice is really an improvement and is a great example of TTS (text to speech) functionality. Try it and get your students to do so. I've put it in our conversation section of the Practice area. Here is one I created in minutes only....

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