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SITE OF THE DAY - HUNDREDS OF THE "BEST" - Teaching Recipes

Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal

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La Gran Vía in Madrid

The one street you shouldn't miss on your trip to Madrid is the Gran Via, a showcase of early 20th century architecture, according to this site. This big avenue celebrates its 100th birthday and the most important Spanish paper has developed a nice application, it's in Spanish though, sorry.

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Using the Guinness World Records Book as course content!

I am writing today about something I STRONGLY feel. Not stepping on anyone's toes in particular but forgive my own passion in advance. Today, I'd like to publicly advocate my detest with textbooks and in particular, the gross deficit of thought, creativity, respect for learners, price gouging, addiction and lack of reality that most, if not all, are stamped with.



I've been around the block.



I'll say it again, I've…

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The #1 ..... (vocabulary website for Young Learners).

Number One ** Not your ordinary endless list - just what's number 1. Just the BEST.





KinderSay





There are so many great websites for teaching young learners. See a list of my own below (culled from my big list, also attached). However, after our own resources here (always got to toot our own horn!). KinderSay is next in line.



It has wonderfully colorful images and rich, clear audio.… Continue

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ehow - Lessons on "How to"

eHow is a video site with rich, user created video about "How to " do things. It also has lists and writing about "How to" but I find the videos most useful in class. It has grown after absorbing the site I loved and wrote about previously - Expert Village.



Some topics that have sterling video here are: arts and crafts (paper folding/origami for example),… Continue

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Culturally Specific Content

I recently gave a lecture titled, "Korean Content for Korean Students", highlighting my contention that given the new educational environment (a global village, a wired world), we need to use more local and culturally specific content in our teaching/lessons. I focused on Korea but the ideas are applicable to whatever the foreign context, wherever you are. Find readings to support this presentation… Continue

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Using Authentic Resources - Videos

In the last few years, one of the biggest changes for language teachers is our access to authentic materials. The world now comes to us and especially videos! It is much easier now for teachers to find "real English" on video. This article highlights many aspects of using authentic materials with our students. Authenticity in the EFL classroom


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Ana Maria's e-book on using technology to learn/teach English



Ana Maria in Brazil has produced a wonderful ebook that I really want to promote/feature!!!!! Find out more on her own blog - Life Feast.


It is in Portuguese but I'm hoping there might be some members who could translate into…
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Songs, Stories, Grammar and games to use in Primary School.

Hello friends,
Here you are an interesting web with lots of resources to use in your English classes. There are lots of activities for children aged 5 to 12.
http://roble.pntic.mec.es/arum0010/#ingles
Best wishes,
Esperanza.

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An Injustice in Spain

The NYT has published an editorial today that I feel I have to share in every international forum I'm involved in, well as a matter of fact, most social websites, facebook, twitter and a couple of Spanish ones.

I don't need to add anything to the matter. In fact, the NYT says quite the words I would say, so what's the…

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A Classroom's Hierarchy of Needs

A Classroom’s Hierarchy Of Needs



I just got home after a morning of observing two classrooms. One was wonderful, a place that all students would long to be in. One was dreadful, a place that students would only just barely tolerate and where one student actually said, when asked to make a metaphor using the word school, “School is jail”.



What made them different? On the face of it they were both… Continue

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Tagxedo -- Wordle +

It just seems like yesterday that I wrote about WORDLE - an amazing way to display vocabulary. And of course, the games I made - What the Wordle.



Now along comes along Tagxedo with some major improvements (although your… Continue

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22 Frames - subtitles galore!

22frames.com If you've followed my posts/passion for awhile, you will know I'm a HUGE fan of subtitled supported video. I've helped quite a few online sites in this area as well as highlighting so much TTS (text to speech) here and also through Karaoke. HERE is a lot of the subtitled video you'll find on EFL Classroom 2.0. But so much more than these too!



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one heart

One Heart

One heart you are following...

You can run

And you can begin

In a place

Where you don't fit in

'Cause love will find a way

When you're down

You can start again

Turn around

Anything you're in

Love will find a place

If you got...

One heart you are following

One dream that keeps you wandering

Love lights your way through the night

One wish that keeps you trying

What's your silver lining

Love lights… Continue

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Ground Zero 1945 - A Schoolboy's Story



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The slideshow is reassembled from a flash presentation found at Visualizing Cultures, an MIT "image driven scholarship" project on Japan in the modern world. MIT got the images and story from the… Continue

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An Education

A must-see. I guess I should have added this film to the "best films about education" discussion but it deserves a better place. Don't misunderstand me, I'm just trying to call your attention.

Great acting, interesting coming-of-age story and nice soundtrack too. In the post-war, pre-Beatles London suburbs, a bright schoolgirl is torn between studying for a place at Oxford and the rather more exciting alternative offered to her by a charismatic older man. The script has been…

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Interesting website

Today is the last day of relative liberty, Easter holidays end tomorrow. I wanted to share this site before it's too late. I'm sure I 'll forget about it soon. You can visit the site here. Hope you like it. There are some good reading and listening activities for both elementary and advanced students.

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Animations that raise student consciousness



I really admire any teacher that "stretches" the mind of their students. YES, we teach English but further, a teacher should embody "praxis" which is to promote committed action in their students, promote their questioning about the world around them.



A second language offers a wonderful "mask" and opportunity to question all the assumptions we automatically don and wear in our lives. WHY? Well, free, unrooted thought, like that of a child,… Continue

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Cullen's ABCs

I really love Cullen's ABCs! If you teach Young Learners, you have to watch her Youtube videos where she instructs teachers how to do the motions/hand movements for many songs for young learners.(along with SuperSimpleSongs, she's the next best! I came to know about her after using a video of hers for a… Continue

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For English speaking experts

I've got a question. A difficult one. Here we go. How do you call the little "apostrophe" or the sign () placed before a syllable to indicate that the syllable has primary…

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