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An Animated Introduction to Virginia Woolf

It’s a pity writer Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) drowned herself before the advent of the Internet.
Industrialization did not phase her.
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10 minutes on her life and work, also links to other sources of literature and literary criticism on the web.

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Dreamreader.net

Dreamreader.net | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Easy English, Interesting English, Fun English, Practical English, Academic English

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 19, 2015 9:36 AM

Texts and comprehension questions.

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20 Great Essays and Short Stories by David Sedaris

20 Great Essays and Short Stories by David Sedaris | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

The The best articles, essays and short stories from the master of observational humour

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 21, 2014 1:32 AM

The Electric Typewriter has lots of free articles and essays

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Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien

Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Here at Open Culture, we don't just feature education in your recommended daily servings of culturally wide-ranging video, audio, text, and image — we also feature it in a form that goes deep: whole courses you can download to your computer or mobile device of choice and experience at your own pace.
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How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critica...
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Nice justification of literature, liberal arts, pitched beautifully for anglophone teens, but just about right for undergrad second language speakers, IMO.

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Eion_D's curator insight, March 30, 2014 6:44 AM

Hopefully more engaging than the last post, John Green has created a series of Crash Course videos based around Literature. This is the first, it links in to our discussions about thinking critically, and why it's so important to be able to delve deeper. Finding meaning, creating an analysis of a text shouldn’t be a nightmare; it should give you the opportunity to view the world differently. So with that in mind, and having watched the video, I want you to sit down and have a think about the text Romeo & Juliet, before answering these two questions:

            Using the comments section, create for me, a list of the things you have learnt from the play. It's pretty simple, just a list of information, literary concepts, feelings or understandings you have gained from reading the play. Why? Because reflecting on what we've learnt from a text will help us move forward in understanding ourselves and how we can communicate those changes with others. By doing it together, with everyone's input, we can create a storyboard of our learned experiences as a group.

            Pick a character from the play (this exercise may help, if you're struggling to build the above list). Choose the character you thought you would most hate. Tell me why you thought they would be loathsome. And then as clearly and concisely as you can, explain why you were surprised that you didn't hate them at all. What experiences changed your mind? Were they persuasive speakers? Did their actions redeem themselves in your eyes? What emotion, or lived experience caused you to empathise with them, despite how much you wanted to hate them?

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Free Audio: 46 Minute Reading from Dave Eggers’ New Novel, The Circle

Free Audio: 46 Minute Reading from Dave Eggers’ New Novel, The Circle | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, has a new book coming out in early October, The Circle, a novel about 'a young woman who goes to work at an omnipotent technology company and gets sucked into a corporate culture...
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Knowble for individuals | Knowble Articles

Knowble for individuals | Knowble Articles | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
is an online language learning program that helps you improve your English for free.
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Learn English at GCFLearnFree.org

Learn English at GCFLearnFree.org | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Learn English
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Choose activities presented in French, Spanish or German to learn vocabulary and work on reading and video activities.

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EFLshorts

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Short stories for EFL learners
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Some changes on the EFL shorts website: new categories to accommodate stories of different lengths and adult readers.  There seem to be 4 full stories now, two or which are medium-length with learning activities, and there is one short story.

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Anabel's curator insight, June 2, 2014 5:22 AM

Great site for EFL learners. Short stories with reading comprehension activities.

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45 Top Websites To Download Free EBooks - SloDive

45 Top Websites To Download Free EBooks - SloDive | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
45 Top Websites To Download Free EBooks. Some really useful sites where you can find the books and magazines you have been looking for and that too free of cost.
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English Resources: primaryresources.co.uk

English Resources: primaryresources.co.uk | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers."

 

Teaching materials intended for young native speakers, which can be used for reading and writing work with young EFL learners.  Includes text, PDF, powerpoint and interactive whiteboard (Notebook) files.

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Eisa Muhammad's curator insight, September 24, 2014 6:45 AM

Good links and greatly helpful

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BBC Skillswise - Quick Reads

BBC Skillswise - Quick Reads | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

An introduction to Quick Reads - short, easy-to-read books by well-known authors. A really useful resource, which includes sample chapters, audio recordings of books, and PDF handouts that can be printed off or downloaded.


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16 great websites for free audiobooks

16 great websites for free audiobooks | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Our picks for the best free audiobook websites so you can listen whenever (and wherever) free of charge.
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Places to listen to English books free
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Public domain eBooks: U Adelaide

ChronologyClassical AntiquityEpic PoetryThe Greek DramatistsMiddle AgesThe RenaissanceThe EnlightenmentRomanticismThe Gothic NovelVictorian LiteratureRealism, Naturalism and SymbolismThe Age of Uncertainty


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Marie-Hélène Fasquel-Erhart's curator insight, July 20, 2015 9:09 AM

Excellent source of free ebooks

Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 12, 2015 3:00 AM

Also classified by genre, national origin, and some reading lists for those who like to tick things off.

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Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses via Open Culture

Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses via Open Culture | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Santa left a new Kindle, iPad, Kindle Fire or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we’ll do ours. We’ll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media — great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest.
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LInks to portals for free e-books, audio recordings of classic literature, open courseware and so on.

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English e-books: Graded readers

Adapted e-books, various authors, genres, levels

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 5, 2014 2:42 AM

Lots of titles available in a variety of formats.  Some language errors in the book descriptions but the actual texts I looked at seem OK.  Copyright?

Nedi Silveira's curator insight, September 28, 2014 12:56 AM

Great site for students

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Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More from Open Culture

Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More from Open Culture | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Santa left a new Kindle, iPad or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we'll do ours. We'll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media -- great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest.
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NIce collection of links and tips.

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Glossary of Poetic Terms : The Poetry Foundation

Glossary of Poetic Terms : The Poetry Foundation | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Learn how to read poems and poetry with the Learning Lab's annotated poems, discussion questions, poetics essays and teaching resources. Find new children's authors. Take a literature themed tour of Chicago or Washington DC.
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Free Online Karaoke

Free Online Karaoke | Learning technologies for EFL | 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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Practice listening, speaking and reading all in the space of one track ...

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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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RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand!

RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand! | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

RhinoSpike is an online language learning community tool that lets users around the globe connect and exchange foreign language audio files. Get any foreign language text read aloud for you by a native speaker!

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Home page says: Submit some text that you want read aloud in a foreign language.  Record your voice for an Audio Request in your native language.  Download the audio file for your submission.  Learn the language through real, native input.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:39 AM

This could be nice for language teacher training: have trainees make and request recordings and evaluate the outcomes.

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Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird

Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

I believe storytelling is a very powerful teaching resource for young learners. They feel comfortable with it, and when they read or listen to a story they stop caring about “understanding every single word" of it.

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Steve Button's curator insight, February 25, 2015 1:53 PM

I haven't tried this, but it could be interesting. Any comments?

Stephanie Scarce's curator insight, March 28, 2015 1:42 PM

reading

Ruby Kupsho's curator insight, August 4, 2015 9:34 PM

Great supplement for ESL students!

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Movie script resources

Movie script resources | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
If you are interested in researching spoken communication, or simply in reading movie scripts, here’s a selection of resources for you:   Simply scripts (movie scripts) Simply scripts (t...

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Alternative reading practice

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The Official Westcoast Reader | An Online Resource for Adult Learners of English

The Official Westcoast Reader | An Online Resource for Adult Learners of English | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

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Short reading passages on engaging topics in simple English.  PDFs with more reading, vocabulary help, and links to places to follow up on the topic.

 

 


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Online Audio Stories| Short Stories and Audio Books Online

Online Audio Stories| Short Stories and Audio Books Online | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Online Audio Stories; short stories and audio books online for kids. Children's books online and downloadable audio books for free."

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