Category Archives: Reading

Education World: Multiple Intelligences: A Theory for Everyone

Education World: Multiple Intelligences: A Theory for Everyone.

EFL WEB EXPLORER: Christmas songs-lyrics and podcasts

Christmas songs and lyrics in the Argentinian site OM Personal

EFL Web Explorer: Language Games

Traditional hangman games to practice vocabulary. Good site to be used on line with an interactive board:

http://www.languagegames.org/hangman/english/body

EFL WEB EXPLORER: Primary and kindergarten

Interactive learning for children
http://www.abcmouse.com/

EFL Web explorer: Listening and tapescripts

Yaper is an excelent video tool for English students to see and understand videos at different levels. A community of people who upload video segments togetehr with their scripts.

It is interesting to see their introductory video to see the many possibilities you can make use of http://en.yappr.com/welcome/Welcome.action

EFL WEB EXPLORER (6): Videos with scripts

Yolango is site with a growing number of authentic videos in English which are all graded from easy through to difficult, and all have a transcript, as well as related activities to help students’ learning.

EFL Web Explorer: comprehensive sites

English Study Direct is a site written by academic professionals with he following specific aims:

  • to promote quality online English courses that offer personal tuition
  • to provide an organised database of links to quality learning resources for students
  • to provide a database of links to quality web resources for teachers and researchers
  • to provide a database for consultancy services in academic English online to promote quality online English courses that offer personal tuition

It includes a useful Language Tests section where you can find Free Practice Exercises for students.

In this section you can do practice on:

a) Listening & Speaking

b) Reading & Vocabulary

c) Writing & Study Skills

d) Grammar

e) English Language Exercises and Activities – mixed

f) Test Practice – IELTS, TOEFL, CAEL, Cambridge

SOME TEACHING IDEAS

I have been surfing the web…as usual. That’s where most of my teaching ideas come from today.

I came across a  blog written by a University teacher, Mindy Mc Adams, on Teaching On line Journalism. Her last post, Journalism students’ blogging assignment is really inspiring for the EFL class. She has prepared an assignment for her students which involve 12 weeks’ writing practice. Some ideas that I will follow next year for my Web 2.0. course addressed to intermediate-adavanced students. It is worth reading the comments other colleagues left in order to arrange the task and mark it.

TRANSLITERATIONS

I have just come accross this site with a few sets of transliterations for elementary students practice.

There are  at least 40 word categories ranging from alphabet to weather in alphabetical order.

http://www.learn-english.co.il/