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Your #1 grammar and spell checker for social media, e-mails and documents!

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Another inspiring tool from Nik Peachey's Tools for Learners

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BB's curator insight, April 19, 2013 8:27 AM

Sounds like a great tool for ELs!

Antoinette Robinson's comment, April 23, 2013 5:48 PM
I downloaded Ginger...looking forward to trying this tool.
Danijela Vujisic's comment, April 25, 2013 4:05 AM
Thanks, I just downloaded it! So useful!
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Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention

Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention | Learning English from A to Z | Scoop.it

Listening and observing can be passive activities—in one ear and out the other, as our mothers used to say. Or they can be rich, active, intense experiences that lead to serious learning.

 

The difference lies in our intention: the purpose and awareness with which we approach the occasion. Here’s how to make sure your intentions are good.

 

Research on how we learn a second language demonstrates that effective listening involves more than simply hearing the words that float past our ears. Rather, it’s an active process of interpreting information and making meaning.

 

Studies of skilled language learners have identified specific listening strategies that lead to superior comprehension. What’s more, research has shown that learners who deliberately adopt these strategies become better listeners.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:53 PM

This is a very good article on critial listening skills development. In my opinion, with adult learners they need to relearn this approach within the workplace to be successful.

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Games to Learn English - For Students

Games to Learn English - For Students | Learning English from A to Z | Scoop.it
Learn English online with these fun games. A wide selection of vocab and interesting, engaging content. Study English and have fun at the same time. This site is for students to use individually.

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English@Holme's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:39 AM

Fun games for younger learners / beginners :)

richard Forward's curator insight, December 19, 2013 10:02 AM

Handy games for easy learning

www.englishcoach.fr

Macarena Del Pilar Cardenas's curator insight, August 23, 11:34 AM

A new way of learning...

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Improve your English through film clips

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When learning English it's important that you hear as many different accents and types of voices from different ages of speaker so that you are able to understand English wherever you go. This activity gives you lots of opportunity to practice your listening skills and broaden your understanding of English speakers.


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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 31, 2013 11:01 AM
Great content source.
Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:31 PM

Learning through film is a great way of improving listening and pronunciation skills and is above all, fun.

Mrs Le Roy's curator insight, June 1, 2013 7:16 AM

Learning through film is a great way of improving listening and pronunciation skills and is above all, fun.

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Nik's Daily English Activities: Find Words that Express Your Thoughts

Nik's Daily English Activities: Find Words that Express Your Thoughts | Learning English from A to Z | Scoop.it
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If you sometimes forget a right word you want to say, try this ''reverse dictionary'' and find words that show your thoughts

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English Language & Usage Stack Exchange

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Essay Map

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the Essay Map for everyone struggling with the essay structure

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Emma King's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:25 PM

I believe this resource would be extremely helpful in aiding students’ understanding of essay structure, and will be helpful in allowing students to plan their essay. This site sets out the main paragraphs of the essay into sections whereby students can gain an understanding of what each paragraph must contain. For example, the Introduction section reads ‘write one or two sentences that introduce your topic, including a brief description of your main ideas’. This then continues on to three boxes for ‘main ideas’ on the topic whereby information can be added. This site is valuable to students as it not only enhances their English writing abilities, but their essay writing in other subjects will also be improved.

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Kaplan Blog | How to use Facebook to learn English

Kaplan Blog | How to use Facebook to learn English | Learning English from A to Z | Scoop.it
Discover how to use Facebook to learn English with our four simple steps.
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Nik's Daily English Activities: Dictation to Improve Your Listening

Nik's Daily English Activities: Dictation to Improve Your Listening | Learning English from A to Z | Scoop.it
Dictation to improve sts listening skills http://t.co/SUNF4lGaEx 4 sts of #esl #efl #elt #tesol
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Learn English through songs and videos

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LyricsTraining is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and lyrics of your favorite songs...

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Knowble Articles

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Improve your English skills. Sign up for free and start reading news articles at your proficiency level!

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improve your English by reading interesting articles at your own pace, at your language level

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Ana Sclerandi's comment, May 24, 2013 1:57 PM
I'll try it out again, Nik, and get back. Maybe I did something wrong. Thanks for your feedback.
Stewart Whitney's comment, May 24, 2013 5:02 PM
It'll get better. These things usually do. On another note, I just made the best cup of coffee!
Remy Lamers's comment, June 6, 2013 9:25 AM
I'm Remy and I work at the company that invented and developed Knowble. We think it's great that so many of you appreciate Knowble and making the effort to give feedback.

To date we haven't found a proper method to make phrasal verbs work properly. We do consider adding phrasal verbs, but the sheer endless combinations of verbs, context and meaning make this a very though nut to crack. Also; Knowble is designed as a supplementary learners aid instead of an alternative language course. That's why we focus on what Knowble does best; improving vocabulary by reading news articles.

This free version of Knowble offers a rudimentary pre-test. We have developed specific versions with better pre-tests for our clients, such as publishers. These versions also include target word lists, specific resources and translations from dictionaries (instead of Google translation used in the free version). In the paid version of Knowble teachers can also view the progress of individual students.

Still, we hope that our free version of Knowble will continue to help people improve their English in a pleasant way.

Keep your feedback coming!
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Free Online Karaoke

Free Online Karaoke | Learning English from A to Z | Scoop.it

This is a great tool which matches up YouTube music videos to lyrics. Just enter the name of a singer you like then select a song. You'll see the lyrics appear beside the song. Great way to improve your language skills.


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malek's comment, May 3, 2013 10:39 AM
Out of service for now
Ana Sclerandi's comment, May 3, 2013 11:16 AM
I've just searched for a couple of songs and artists and worked out for me.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:29 PM

Lol! just for fun!

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Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and Activities

Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and Activities | Learning English from A to Z | Scoop.it
English lesson plans: Free EFL/ESL lesson handouts (478 so far), online activities and handouts for teaching and learning listening.

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LearnEnglish Apps | LearnEnglish | British Council

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A Collaborative English Grammar

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I have to admit that I'm not a great fan of grammar, but this is a site that I do really like. It's called English Language and Usage and it is like a Q & A of English grammar. The site has a huge collection of questions that people have sent in about various aspects of English grammar idioms and general usage and anyone who is registered can the try to answer the questions.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:40 AM

A good site for students who like to learn on their own and share thoughts and doubts with the learners' community

Susan's curator insight, April 26, 2013 4:54 AM

Great site whenever you have those doubts about English grammar.  Even native speakers get it wrong at times!

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, April 29, 2013 3:17 PM
Really great,thank toy!!!!!!!!!
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lock up

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Get the explanation for the 'lock up' phrase at Phrases.net
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Learning Phrases and Phrasal Verbs is a real fun with this website

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Check out Ginger!

Check out Ginger! | Learning English from A to Z | Scoop.it
Your #1 grammar and spell checker for social media, e-mails and documents!

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Another inspiring tool from Nik Peachey's Tools for Learners

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BB's curator insight, April 19, 2013 8:27 AM

Sounds like a great tool for ELs!

Antoinette Robinson's comment, April 23, 2013 5:48 PM
I downloaded Ginger...looking forward to trying this tool.
Danijela Vujisic's comment, April 25, 2013 4:05 AM
Thanks, I just downloaded it! So useful!
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English phonetic transcription software Phonetizer

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This is a great tool for pronunciation development, recommended by my lecturer 

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