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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, 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, 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, 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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JustTheWord

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Just The Word collocations - helps you in writing English. Type a word and get collocations and associated expressions.


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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, 6:45 AM

Good links and greatly helpful

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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, 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, 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.

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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

Audio Video resources | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
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

Australia Network - English Bites | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Australia Network - English Bites

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luisa pasquali's comment, January 24, 2013 11:00 AM
In my opinion this website s pretty well structured. It is true that it is not very easy to navigate but I think once you get the hang of it, you will not have problems. I agree about the fact that the website it´s more appropriate for adults and not beginners learnears of English. What I like the most about this site is that all the videos have transcriptions, which may be very usefully for a learners.
Benjamin Binzer's comment, January 24, 2013 11:01 AM
I agree, it's really not easy to navigate through the website which is a bit annoying. I also agree that the website is more appropriate for adult learners and therefore not really useful for secondary school, not even for 10th grade in my opinion.
What I want to add is that you can prepare and do exercises for an IELTS test. So if a pupil wants to go to USA, for example, you can recommend him this page as an exercise page. The test itself seems helpful, but I am not an expert concerning IELTS.
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
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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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Web of Stories

Web of Stories | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Watch videos of famous scientists, authors, movie makers and artists telling their stories and be inspired to record and share your own."

 

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So many possibilities for learning and teaching languages.

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50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses

50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Whether you are lookingfor a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED studyprogram, this list gives you a look at 50 websites that promise education for free.

From databasesthatorganize over 1,000,000 students throughout 16 universities, to a small library of documents for those interested in history, the opportunities for free online learningcontinue to expand as the Internet becomes a crucial component in education.
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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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