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English verb form generator | Grammaring

English verb form generator | Grammaring | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
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This looks neat, but I'm struggling to see an application for language learners - maybe to check written work?  The generator gives the names of English tense/aspect combinations and one decontextualised example for each.  Maybe the link to more information about each verb form will be more helpful.

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Wordrobe

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Language games developed by the University of Gröningen (Netherlands) used to build a "large annotated corpus and improve natural language processing software."

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Grammar Gamble for language geeks, no doubt intended for native speakers, it can provide reading/parsing practice for advanced ESL learners - in Twins, for example, decide whether the highlighted word is a noun or a verb, and indicate your confidence in your decision using a slider.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 29, 2012 2:55 AM

Reading/grammar practice suitable for advanced learners, with social media/gaming integration.

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Practice your English with Academy Island Game!

Practice your English with Academy Island Game! | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Azhar's Reflections:
An unknown alien life form lands on earth and has to learn English to get by in a range of social situations. Players of Academy Island have to progress through different difficulty levels by helping the alien use English in a range of situations such as shopping in a bakery and visiting places such as an art gallery and library. Our game is designed to help learners improve their English language ability, in a fun way.


You can also play this game on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CambridgeESOL.
Shona Whyte's insight:

A game interface makes the activities seem fun, but it's basically grammar/vocabulary practice - multiple choice gap-fill or dialogue completion based on written sentences in 2-turn dialogues with limited contextual clues.

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Advanced Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English

Advanced Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"This site provides instructions for writing essays in English for a US academic audience. This site also contains academic essays by ESL and EFL students writing in English for university level classes."

 

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Erlyn Baack, ESL writing instructor, ITESM, Quertaro Campus (Mexico) maintains the site http://eslbee.com on advanced composition for non-native speakers of English: advice, examples and exercises for academic writing for intermediate learners and beyond.

 

Here's a review by Jennifer Banton (University of Quebec, Montreal)

"Advanced Composition is a clean looking unified site. It is well planned and easy to follow. There is no advertising to clutter the pages, and all images are directly related to the sites' content and purpose. The audience is specified, and the stated goals are achieved. The author takes great care to cite secondary information, and he includes useful links to related sites. All of this sets a very much appreciated formal and academic tone. In comparison to other Online Writing Labs, Advanced Composition stands out as one of the few which offers higher order writing instruction, including university level sample writing."

 

Via Vanessa Vaile of Blogging English.

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English Tenses Timeline - For ESL EFL TESOL TEFL TOEFL Students Teacher and Classes for Quick Reference

English Tenses Timeline - For ESL EFL TESOL TEFL TOEFL Students Teacher and Classes for Quick Reference | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
English tenses timeline chart for quick reference to English tenses related to their placement in time for ESL EFL TESOL TEFL Classes and Students...
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The Karate Kid: Cleft Sentences

The Karate Kid: Cleft Sentences | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Claudio Azevedo's movie segments to assess grammar goals.
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Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and More

Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and More | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

This looks worth checking out for intermediate/advanced learners of English: copy and paste your text into this online grammar checker, and receive free and instant feedback on grammar and spelling errors and word choice statistics.


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Irregular verb game– Macmillan Dictionary

Irregular verb game– Macmillan Dictionary | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.

 

Spin the wheel, get 5 versions of a given verb, and identify the infinitive, the 3rd P singular present, simple past, past participle, and present participle.

Shona Whyte's insight:

Nice idea, but I'd have put in some plausible wrong forms, rather than just matching grammatical label with correct form.  Finding the -ing form when there's only one is a bit of a no-brainer.

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senecalc's curator insight, April 12, 2013 3:47 PM

Have fun while practicing your irregular verbs.  Spin the wheel, then answer the question

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 14, 2013 6:21 AM

Tried it, liked it, I suppose it would be fun for students studying English at a basic level, perhaps 6ème-5ème of collège (France).... 

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Grammar Gamble - online quizzes

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Play Grammar Gamble, the online English grammar test, and beat the scores of your friends.
Grammar Gamble is based on the popular classroom activity. Players choose the answer to a grammar question and 'bet' points depending on how confident they are. At the end of the game they can share their final scores on Facebook or Twitter.

 


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Discrete multiple choice questions on sentence-level grammar: choose the correct version of one sentence, or identify grammatical features, then decide how much you're willing to bet.  

 

The set I tested was probably suitable for lower-intermediate/intermediate learners.  Feedback is immediate, after each answer, but shows the correct answer without an explicit right or wrong evaluation. (You need to check your total score for this information.)

 

Obviously very decontextualised explicit grammar practice, which may have its place in your learning programme and may be more fun than usual.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 29, 2012 2:48 AM

Decontextualised explicit grammar practice, but may have its place in your teaching and be more fun than usual.

madhura bhagwat's curator insight, August 22, 2013 2:15 PM

interesting.....give it a try....

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English Grammar - Getting It Right » Qstream | Real-time learning for the mobile generation

English Grammar - Getting It Right » Qstream | Real-time learning for the mobile generation | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Free online grammar course recommended by ELT professionals.

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Grammaring – A guide to English grammar

Grammaring – A guide to English grammar | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
"What is Grammaring.com?

Aimed at learners, students and teachers alike, Grammaring.com is a resource portal for people interested in English grammar. The current version is intended for those who are at least at an advanced level of proficiency in English (B2 level or above).

How are the topics organised?

At Grammaring.com English grammar is broken down to its finest details, with even the smallest grammatical items and simplest structures displayed on separate pages. The pages are categorised by topic and shown in a traditional tree structure, and at the same time tagged with grammar and vocabulary terms. If there is a direct relationship between items on different pages, the relevant pages are also connected by links. These can be found under the Related topics and Topics with similar tags sections below the main content on each page. This way, instead of discussing grammar topics individually, we are able to show you how various aspects of grammar are related to each other within the system of English grammar as a whole.

Who created Grammaring.com?

The content of this site was created by Tibor Borbás and Péter Simon, assistant lecturers at the English Department of the University of Szeged, Juhász Gyula Teacher Training College, and instructors at TANSZÉK Angol Nyelviskola in Szeged, Hungary."
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Online English Grammar Resources

Online English Grammar Resources | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Anthony Hughes has developed this popular grammar reference resource over 15 years. Useful for EFL learners and teachers alike.
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Perfect English Grammar

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seonaid@perfect-english-grammar.com says "Lots of free explanations and exercises to help you perfect your English grammar."

 

It looks very well set up: various types of cloze test, videos too.  Grammar for intermediate and beyond.

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Free English Tests and Exercises Online for ESL, TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE, SAT, GMAT

Free English Tests and Exercises Online for ESL, TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE, SAT, GMAT | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Free English tests online English grammar exercises - lots of discrete point and fill-in-the-blanks exercises, with a time limit and feedback after each answer.

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