Category Archives: Teacher’ sites

EFL WEB EXPLORER: Christmas songs-lyrics and podcasts

Christmas songs and lyrics in the Argentinian site OM Personal

EFL WEB EXPLORER: Writing Fun

An interactive writing help site that includes downloads to save for off-line use.
http://www.writingfun.com/

ESL Video Quiz

ESL Video Quizz is a good site to do video listening with qizzes on-line.

The videos are divided by level and categories. Just an example of what you can find for your students. I hope you like it!

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Blups! I’m trying to find out why the post code does not work.

Well the WordPress support has informed me that this service is not supported by WordPress, so it’s useless to copy their code here.

AUTHORING TOOLS: Language Game Makers

languages-on-line

Languages on line is a project lauched written by the Australian  Languages Online Team at the State of Victoria.

It offers  the following resources for language teachers and students:

Software to make your own interactive tasks…
Memory Game Maker 3.0
Tetris Game Maker 1.4
Matching Game Maker 1.3
Sentence Game Maker 1.2
Comprehension Task Maker 1.0
Free downloadable templates to create your own multimedia language games and activities. Use your own text, pictures or voice recordings:

VIDEO: What are Game Makers?

Ready made activities to learn French, German, Indonesian and Italian.

Over 220 engaging interactive tasks and games and 190 printable worksheets that introduce, reinforce and recycle vocabulary in these languages. They are self-paced and self-correcting and can be repeated as desired. Activities are presented in 35 topic-based sections, and include recordings by native speakers.

AGREGA

Agrega is the new Internet repository of educative objects which has been recently launched under the initiative of three Spanish public institutions: the group Red.es, the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Regional Spanish Governments.

It is meant to be a free public platform for teachers and students with an idea in mind: to spread the use of digital educative objects and content in schools.

The underlying principles of this project are:

  • To promote the use of ITC means in all schools.
  • To rely on common criteria  for cataloguing digital objets.
  • To launch a sustainable model for making digital objects and using them in the classroom.
  • To launch a new industry of digital content creation and edition.
  • To keep in mind the ease of these use for those teachers and students who are not familiarised with the use of technology.

EFL WEB EXPLORER (4)

Today I will comment on one of this comprehensive sites you can go to whenever you look for something new to learn. Usingenglish.com was opened in 2002 and is written by a group of teachers. The reference section includes a good glossary of idioms, phrasal verbs, irregular verbs and grammar terms.  

Students includes tests and polls and articles on English usage. At the English ESL forum, they answer your questions about English usage.

Testing is a good source for English tests and quizzes, questions bank and selected online tests.

Forum.

Teachers is a good section with articles on teaching uses and resources written by other ESL teachers.

TEACHERS’ SITES WITH TIPS FOR ICT USE IN MFL (1)

Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom is Joe Dale’s blog. One of those favourite sites which offers practical tips and advice on using ICT to enhance the teaching of modern foreign languages.
The other practical experience for newcomers to ICT Language Learning is Larry Ferlazzo’s websites of the day… For teaching ELL, ESL & EFL. In this site Larry has gathered a huge collection of pages he has written after a long experience of practical ICT class use. I do personally like his My Best of series, which I recommend to follow.
Angeles Hernandez
Computer Assisted Language Learning: Theoretical backup and practical issues