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47 Animated Videos Explain the History of Ideas: From Aristotle to Sartre

This year we’ve been featuring short animated videos from BBC Radio 4, all covering the big questions: How did everything begin? What makes us human? What is love? How can I know anything at all?
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 17, 2015 2:35 AM

Ultra-short, beautifully put together. Excellent teaching resource

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Opera Technical Support Phone Number 1-8002402551 

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Dreamreader.net

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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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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
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Ideas for structuring presentations

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 19, 2015 4:07 AM

Nice outline of different ways of organising presentations based on a story or stories, with examples of TED talks which follow each plan.

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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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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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725 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

725 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Download 700 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device.
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Courses in languages, literature, science, economics, and many other disciplines.  Learn English while focusing on something else, or learn the particular kind of English you need.

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525 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

525 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Download 525 free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
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Lots of English audiobooks in mp3 format

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Anne Macdonell's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:30 PM

nice and free

Nedi Silveira's curator insight, September 28, 2014 1:04 AM

Great way to have fun and enhance listening skills.

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Free English TV - Watch Online TV Channels - Free Internet TV

Free English TV - Watch Online TV Channels - Free Internet TV | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Beeline TV: Watch free internet TV channels. Live English Television Online.
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39 English-language TV channels - US, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Russia, Iran, New Zealand ...

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10 Free Resources For Learning Nearly Any Language | The Everyday Language Learner

10 Free Resources For Learning Nearly Any Language | The Everyday Language Learner | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Aaron G Myers says: "I would like to share ten free resources that I have used or newly discovered that will help you learn nearly any language that you  wish to learn.  I don’t see any of these as a silver bullet or as capable in and of themselves in taking you to fluency in your target language.  I don’t really believe in silver bullets!  They can all be a part of building an overall personal language learning program that will lead to success."

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Nice selection, including places to interact with native speakers as well as lists of resources.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:59 AM

Places to send your learners for more practice

Blake Turnbull's curator insight, April 19, 2013 12:25 AM

A nice selection of 10 free online resources that cover a vast range of languages in total. The programmes include the ability to chat with native speakers, submit your work to be checked by native speakers, online language games, flashcards, and more!

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Fleex - apprenez l'anglais avec vos vidéos préférées

Fleex - apprenez l'anglais avec vos vidéos préférées | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Grâce à fleex, apprenez l’anglais avec les vidéos que vous aimez. A partir des séries TV et films stockés sur votre disque dur, fleex construit à la volée une vraie expérience éducative pour vous permettre d'améliorer votre pratique de la langue. A court d'idées ? Choisissez dans notre catalogue l’une des 1000+ vidéos que nous avons sélectionnées pour vous !

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Reportage ici

http://www.numerama.com/magazine/24361-fleex-apprendre-l-anglais-grace-aux-series-tv.html

 

avec 3 kilomètres de commentaires - l'apprentissage de l'anglais par les films en VO, sous-titrés, doublés, ça suscite de vives émotions ...

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 18, 2013 11:11 AM

Videos for French learners of English.

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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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Podcast: Serial

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A new podcast from the creators of This American Life. One story. Told week by week. Hosted by Sarah Koenig.
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Totally gripping 12-episode true-life podcast.  Suitable for higher level learners.

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Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine

Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 435 billion archived web pages.
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Lots of resources here ...

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mrsamberreece's curator insight, February 25, 2015 5:56 AM

Look here for hard to find econ books

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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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Video lessons | Inside Out

Video lessons | Inside Out | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

MacMillan videos and worksheets free to download.

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Looks like standalone materials which would work for self-study if it's the right level for you.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:19 AM

Ready-made video and worksheet with teacher's version; could be used regularly or as a one-off.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, October 24, 2014 11:58 AM

Des vidéos courtes que l'on peut télécharger.

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Writing for a Purpose | LearnEnglish | British Council

Writing for a Purpose | LearnEnglish | British Council | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

From the introduction to this learning resource on writing for EAP students:

 

"If you are studying in a British university you will be required to do a large amount of writing, whatever your subject. Some people distinguish between "essays" and "reports", and you may also know some other names for written assignments. However, sometimes the same name is used for very different types of assignment, and different names are used for very similar types of assignment.

 

Some of these assignments are more common in some disciplines than in others. For example, in business Case Studies are very common, in law Problem Questions are very common, while in history and philosophy Essays are very common.

 

Three thousand examples of proficient British university assignments from more than 30 disciplines, such as business, engineering, law, biology, sociology and history have been collected. These form the BAWE corpus. By analysing these assignments 13 basic Genre Families of student writing can be identified and each one has been given a specific name.

The 13 Genre Families are:

Explanations

Exercises

Literature Surveys

Methodology

Recounts

Research Reports

Essays

Critiques

Event Recounts

Public Engagement

Case Studies

Design Specifications

Problem Questions

Proposals

 


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Nicely designed e-learning resource with integrated activities.

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Steve Kirk's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:54 AM

This is a great collection of learning resources, designed by Andy Gillet (@UEfAP | http://www.uefap.com/) for the British Council. The resources draw on the BAWE corpus work done by Hilary Nesi and Sheila Gardner, published as Genres across the Disciplines: Student Writing in Higher Education (CUP). Students (and teachers) can learn about the 13 genre families identified and their relevance to UK university study. The website materials are ESRC funded - and free for all to use.

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Learn English for Free

Learn English for Free | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Learn English for free online. Download free audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and start learning English instantly. To learn more languages, please visit our complete collection of Free Language Lessons.
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The Hobbit: Lessons On Movies.com: ESL Lessons

Lessons On Movies.com. ESL lesson plan on The Hobbit. Complete with printable handout, 8 online quizzes and mp3.
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New website from Sean Banville with EFL activities based on movie trailers.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 21, 2013 4:14 AM

EFL activities for intermediate learners and above, perhaps best as self-access/homework.

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Audio Video resources

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Audio and video resources for the classroom - all ages

Young Learner to adult
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 6, 2013 5:06 PM

Des liens vers des ressources audio/vidéo pour les apprenants d'anglais

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Australia Network - English Bites

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Australia Network - English Bites

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Markus Hartmann's comment, January 24, 2013 11:04 AM
The site is especially designed for learners from Vietnam and Indonesia, since there are also translations in these languages
Helen Baumung's comment, January 20, 2015 11:10 AM
this australian network website provides lots of videos that can help improving your english skills. Basics like how to use plurals or pronouns. But i don´t really know how stuff like "finding homes for unwanted dogs" can help improving the language (besides of listening to the language, but you could just watch a movie in English then ;-) ) Anyway, clear website, easy to navigate and find the episodes of english bites
Tobias Mielke's comment, July 14, 2015 11:32 AM
Australia Network created the page in cooperation with IELTS. The Topics are up to date and well organized, they provide you with Information, videos and tasks and answers. It can be very usefull for English teachers because the given PDFs reduce the time you need to prepare a lesson. Also students have the chance to search for topics they are interested in and get a lot of Information, tips and tasks to do on their own.
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EnglishCentral.com: listening and speaking practice

2 minute video extracts with optional subtitles, followed by vocabulary practice (type the word you hear, check native pronunciation with clickable phonetic symbols) and speaking practice (repeat a word into your mic and get immediate feedback).  Share on Facebook.

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My second and third year English majors at the University of Nice overwhelming chose this website to practice their listening and speaking skills.

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