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Word on the Street is an exciting new English Language teaching programme co-produced by the BBC and the British Council.
Word on the Street looks at how English works in everyday life and presents lively aspects of young British culture. Each half hour episode is filmed in a different place in the UK and features drama, interviews and reports to help you improve your English language skills.
We all have to get up in front of a group of our peers and deliver a presentation at some point. Whether it’s a TED talk or a book report in your elementary school classroom, there’s a pressure and sense of nervousness that strikes us all. And that’s just the mere thought of giving a presentation.
What about the actual presentation itself? How do you make it successful and awesome? In an effort to help you become the next Steve Jobs of presenting, here are more than two dozen different presentation tips perfect for both students and teachers alike.
Lingualy is a free Google Chrome extension designed to help you learn a new language while browsing the web. With Lingualy installed anytime that you come across a new word you can double-click on it to hear it pronounced, read a translation, and read a definition. The words that you double-click are added to your Lingualy account where you can review them in a quiz format.
Collaborative teaching and learning - it's the keystone in a school with a large body of ELLs. EAL and mainstream teachers need to sit down and start a dialogue about working together. When we model our cooperation, then our students can model our example and work together, too.
Andy Curtis discusses teaching and learning online, and the importance of putting the pedagogy before the context.
Vannessa MissoVeness's insight:
Our pedagogy comes first. Then we teach through whatever means is available to us - traditional black boards, televisions, interactive whiteboards, online games and apps. The point is we need to know our trade before we can trade in our chalk and talk. TLO: Part Two: Putting the Pedagogy First | TESOL Blog http://shar.es/8bez3 via @sharethis
One decision I made was to focus this list more on Beginning and Early Intermediate English Language Learners, or for more advanced ELL’s who primarily would use these sites more to “brush-up” or review some basic pronunciation skills.
I am developing another list that I’ll call The Best Sites For Developing English Conversational Skills. That one will probably be geared more towards Intermediate and Advanced English Language Learners, and will include more of the sites I received from readers in my call for recommendations.