Articles re. education
1.8K views | +0 today
Follow
Articles re. education
interesting articles on sites about teaching English as a foreign language.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Alison Rostetter
Scoop.it!

Grammar-Quizzes: Practice on Points of English Grammar (ESL/ELL)

Grammar-Quizzes: Practice on Points of English Grammar (ESL/ELL) | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Improve and update your knowledge of English grammar with contrastive examples, modern descriptions, contexts, images, diagrams, quizzes, editing exercises.
Alison Rostetter's insight:
Not only for students....useful for teachers (including me) too!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alison Rostetter
Scoop.it!

Why grammar lessons should be renamed 'understanding language' - The Guardian

Why grammar lessons should be renamed 'understanding language' - The Guardian | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The Guardian Why grammar lessons should be renamed 'understanding language' The Guardian Some of the country's most eminent linguists came together for English Grammar Day, presented by UCL and Oxford University in association with the British...
Alison Rostetter's insight:

Using the word “grammar”, she said, can conjure off-putting images of an old-fashioned classroom. It makes it sound like a secret you’re not let in on, and has associations of “right” or “wrong”. On the other hand, “understanding” or “knowledge about language” make it sound more positive.   NB: SPaG test is Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation.  Didn't know about that one before!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alison Rostetter
Scoop.it!

English Grammar: Past Simple Time Markers · engVid

English Grammar: Past Simple Time Markers · engVid | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Just now, I have seen a movie or Just now, I saw a movie -- which sentence is correct? In this grammar lesson, I will teach you about past simple time markers. Time markers like yesterday, just now, last week, and ago can ...
Alison Rostetter's insight:

Another supportive video to reinforce learning;  again, I would put this on my Wiki and let the class follow the lesson to support my teaching.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alison Rostetter
Scoop.it!

English Grammar Tricks – Countable & Uncountable Nouns · engVid

English Grammar Tricks – Countable & Uncountable Nouns · engVid | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
English Grammar Tricks – Countable & Uncountable Nouns. A furniture? Much books? Do you make mistakes like these? Learn some easy tricks to master countable and uncountable nouns for use in conversation and on ...
Alison Rostetter's insight:

another problem area exposed on video...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alison Rostetter
Scoop.it!

The EFL SMARTblog: It's a dog's life! | TeachingEnglish

The EFL SMARTblog: It's a dog's life! | TeachingEnglish | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

The EFL SMARTblog: It's a dog's life!| @scoopit http://t.co/LEorugm8 #TeachingEnglish...  This is a wonderful example of using a daft video to produce a great lesson.  If I had learners this level, I'd be showing this tomorrow!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alison Rostetter
Scoop.it!

Grammar & vocabulary learning resources

Grammar & vocabulary learning resources | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Free English grammar & vocabulary exercises, rules, lessons, and tests online. Learn & practice English grammar & vocabulary.
Alison Rostetter's insight:

Lots of voc and grammar here, all online and sorted to some extent (IELTS, TOEIC..) and great for busy teachers. 

Assign some of the vocabulary online, test in class.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alison Rostetter
Scoop.it!

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar - The Atlantic

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar - The Atlantic | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar
The Atlantic
The result: No significant differences among the three groups—except that both grammar groups emerged with a strong antipathy to English. There is a real cost to ignoring such findings.
Alison Rostetter's insight:

Yes.. students can learn writing without being restrained by grammar rules

However,  in this day and age when so much of our information is exchanged in a text format (mails, user guides, directives...) compared to previously having been exchanged via a landline or having had something explained orally, writing has taken on a new significance. 

 I think of grammar rules as a 'safety net' something to cling to in moments of doubt when your text should be as correct as possible. 

 

That doesn't mean that students should be overburdened with rules but at the very least they should have the basics to know which of their choices to use or where to look in moments of doubt.

Even I, a native speaker, sometimes need to consult a grammar book and to give students the extra possibility can't be deleterious. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alison Rostetter
Scoop.it!

A Great Online Resource: Explanatory Videos for ELT | TESOL Blog

A Great Online Resource: Explanatory Videos for ELT | TESOL Blog | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
TESOL tech blogger Tara Arntsen shares a resource that provides videos of people explaining tricky subjects—and she discusses how to use the videos in class.
Alison Rostetter's insight:

Be sure to check out the videoclass link.  Interesting for teachers and learners.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alison Rostetter
Scoop.it!

Teaching English Grammar Lesson: Present perfect – uncompleted ...

Teaching English Grammar Lesson: Present perfect – uncompleted ... | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
This video is about a Grammar. we know that the Grammar section is very important in every language. In this video mainly talks about present perfect tense. In this video Lucia explains how the present perfect can be used to ...
more...
No comment yet.