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Learning Communities

Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27, 2017. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19, 2017. 74 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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




October 2007 Blog Posts (11)

2 programs (downloads) for elementary students

Not web2.0 but definitely EFL. 2 programs that my students have enjoyed in the past -

Talkany - very lightweight text to speech program (375kb) which reads out any English or Spanish text pasted in. The user can choose from different fun voices and speeds, such as:

whisper, monotone, robot, boy singing, old woman ... and many more.

There is no need to install the program, simply run it from the link, exellent for kids who need that extra support when…


Added by Susan2 Comments

New Website Address

I wanted to let everyone know that the url for my website, which has over 7,000 links specifically for English Language Learners, has changed. It's now:


My blog address has remained the same:


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Ning in the Elementary EFL Classroom

Hi everyone, long time no see!

This is a crosspost from my new blog http://efl20.blogspot.com

I've been so sidetracked for the last couple of months, translating the Ning platform to Hebrew, setting up a network for my EFL students and kicking off "Edureshet" a social network for Israeli educators (reached 50 members yesterday -…


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Classroom Activities: warm ups

Lately, I've been having some problems with attention, and I figured I needed to change things up a little. So I started thinking about ways to change the warm up activity. I thought of short readings with CCQs, or vocabulary exercises , and also just karaoke listening files and questions. I tried a .kfn file today about Canada and America, and it went over well in my 5th and 6th grade classes.

I know a warm up is supposed to be an entrance activity, but should it always be active?…


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Stolen, but appropriate...

Nicked from the Writersalmanac.publicrdio.org

Raising Their Hands

Sometimes I dream about my students,

the pink of their palms

red and raw.

One student, seven feet tall,

his long back

hunched over the desk,

his arm out and above him —

he could be waving

or stopping a train.

Another student wears eyeliner for the stage.

She bends from the ribs

her body forming a tiny "c,"

her hand up sudden as a…


Added by Justinoxxii1 Comment


Globalization101 offers information and interdisciplinary activities based on the complexities of globalization. Their goal is to get students to think about the controversies surrounding globalization and to promote an understanding of the trade-offs and dilemmas facing policy-makers.

On the teacher’s page, they offer a variety of lesson plans that…


Added by Dave (ESLetc)1 Comment

Activities around the classroom: functional decorating

This came up in the blog about teaching classrooms with 40 students, and I, having just finished putting all my ideas together, thought it would be a good idea to start a new post and offer some of my own activities. The reasons why I decided to start decorating my classroom:

1. It was sparse to begin with and was just way to beige!

2. I wanted to give the students things to do in their own spare time.

3. I wanted to start using them as alternatives to punishments: just…


Added by Nelson Beard1 Comment

Animoto: More Movie/Slideshows Creation ONLINE

Just upload images and music, the rest is done for you!
Check out a quick slideshow!

Added by Ana — No Comments

If you're looking for blog posts...

I've been blogging at my website (ESLetc.com). Recently, in addition to my podcasts, I've been looking at some global issues-themed videogames in terms of how they might be used with language learners.

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