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TED Talks Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
This is just an example of an interesting video with transcript from TED. There are hundreds of remarkable talks worth watching. I've chosen this one because it is rather short and entertaining and it can be easily adapted for class use. Ask your students which 30-day challenges they would attempt.
This programe converts text to audio. The sound is slightly computerized, but I think it is an astounding programme.
You can just copy the article URL on the programme and include your email to get the mp3 in your inbox, or you can use the Chrome extension and have the mp3 sent to your Google Drive (Google Docs) or to your Dropbox.
ESOL Courses - English language lessons for students of English as a foreign language and young learners. Practise your English skills using our free listening activities, video quizzes, reading exercises and games. Very well organized materials for all levels and different skills.
This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening comprehension skills through practice with self-grading quiz pages. Great material. Includes scripts. Different levels. Easy to find your way through. And it is free.
This ESL video and listening site maintained by Mike Marzio is for ESL and EFL students who want to improve their listening comprehension and speaking skills via efl esl video, lessons and interactive self-grading exercises and quizzes.
Two short (5 minutes or less) podcasts every week in clearly spoken English will help you to improve your listening skills and learn new words and expressions. Many podcasts are linked to grammar and vocabulary notes or to quizes or exercises.
Evernote is a lot more than just a notepad. You can use it as lesson planner and share materials with your students. You can capture materials and organize them and you can synchronize all your devices so your lessons are always accessible.
Here are 11 ideas to make the most of Evernote as a teaching tool.
News in plain English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) and ESL, information for immigrants and students improving their literacy skills and learning about health, jobs, immigration and American government. Useful for lower level students, but you can also challenge your advanced class and ask them to rewrite the articles using more complex structures!
Great source for real listening practice. Video appears on the left, questions on the right (you can check your answers online). Some scripts also available. Beginning to High Intermediate levels. Share it with your students.
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