Learning technologies for EFL
25.3K views | +2 today
Follow
Learning technologies for EFL
learning to learn English with technology
Curated by Shona Whyte
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

iPass IELTS: Free Content

iPass IELTS: Free Content | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

This site has free content to help students prepare for the IELTS test: free practice tests, sample questions with answers, videos, podcasts, and related exercises. 

 

You can even listen to learner audio and read examiners' comments.

 

Paying content is also well in evidence.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Eslgold.com

Eslgold.com | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

This site hasn't been updated for a couple of years, but there are still a lot of resources for the autonomous learner, organised according to skill or language area (listening, grammar), level (low beginning to advanced) and activity type (quiz).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Language Mastery | How to Learn Any Language through Self-Guided Immersion

Language Mastery | How to Learn Any Language through Self-Guided Immersion | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Serial language learner John Fotheringham has this site on (for?) autonomous second language learning.  Podcasts, videos, product reviews ... encouragement and support for learners of any language.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from TELT
Scoop.it!

Linguee

Linguee | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Great dictionary for language learners: see your word or expression in a number of different sentences, translated into French, German, Spanish or Portuguese.

Often the problem for learners is not so much finding a translation as deciding which is most appropriate. Linguee should help with this.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from TELT
Scoop.it!

Interactive Phonemic Chart | Onestopenglish

Interactive Phonemic Chart | Onestopenglish | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Adrian Underhill's Interactive Phonemic Chart! This excellent teaching tool can be played full-screen and gives clear audio examples of the English phoneme set."

 

There's a mobile app to go with it.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from TELT
Scoop.it!

English Vocabulary - LanguageGuide.org

English Vocabulary - LanguageGuide.org | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Practice English vocabulary, the alphabet, and numbers. Place your cursor over an image to hear it pronounced aloud."

 

This is a good audio-picture dictionary for English (and other languages).  There are also grammar overviews and a test mode where you can quiz yourself.

 

This type of site is never going to replace rich input and interaction, but you can use it for revision or to help learn vocabulary.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Learn English with the Premier League | Premier Skills English

Learn English with the Premier League | Premier Skills English | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Lots of flash games for English vocabulary related to the beautiful game, often with a timer.  A useful way into EFL for sports fans.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Watch videos and Learn how to speak English - EnglishCentral.com

"Learn English online with more than 2000 videos, courses, Speak English, and get instant feedback of your pronunciation!"
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from Technology and language learning
Scoop.it!

A Fun, Google-Powered Way For English Language Students To Improve Pronunciation - Co.Create

A Fun, Google-Powered Way For English Language Students To Improve Pronunciation - Co.Create | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
"A Fun, Google-Powered Way For English Language Students To Improve Pronunciation"

Using voice recognition in Chrome, this game gives learners three chances to pronounce individual words presented in humorous 2-character cartoons. You can share your final score on Facebook or Twitter. The makers claim: "if Google can understand you, anyone can."
Via KiwiBelma, Yuly Asencion
more...
Margarita Georgieva's comment, May 12, 2012 6:48 AM
This one is just great! Love it :)
Shona Whyte's comment, May 13, 2012 3:54 AM
I thought it might appeal to a webhead like yourself. I suspect someone is getting data from it, but at least they dressed it up nicely ;-)
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Collaborative Urban Photo-Blog: Call for Contributors | REAL

Collaborative Urban Photo-Blog: Call for Contributors | REAL | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Any takers among language learners out there?

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from Web2.0 et langues
Scoop.it!

Google Drive and Docs for Teachers 2012

Introduction to and directions for using Google Drive and Google Documents.


Via Frédéric DEBAILLEUL, Chris Jaeglin
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from Technology and language learning
Scoop.it!

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

This looks interesting.  A collection of different TTS tools to read a webpage aloud or convert pasted text to audio.  Take a look (listen) and see what works for you.


Via Yuly Asencion
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from TELT
Scoop.it!

Langology | Archive | Language Acquisition

Langology | Archive | Language Acquisition | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Language, language and linguistic news...."

 

Short science reports in relation to language acquisition, links to TED talks, nicely organised and set out.  A painless way to get some more background on how languages are learned.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from TELT
Scoop.it!

Toasted Cheese > A Pen In Each Hand : Writing Exercises

Toasted Cheese > A Pen In Each Hand : Writing Exercises | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
This site has any number of writing prompts, designed for English native speakers, but eminently suited to learners at intermediate levels or beyond. This page has exercises on a theme ("write what you dig") and you can read a related article for the rationale. There is also a calendar with short daily prompts, challenges to get you started and keep you going, and a forum for feedback.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

EnglishwithStacy - Pronunciation on YouTube

EnglishwithStacy - Pronunciation on YouTube | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Stacy Hagen, US teacher, trainer and materials writer has a collection of pronunciation videos for learners at different proficiency levels.  She she demonstrates individual sounds or aspects of English intonation with examples and supporting text.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

English as a Second Language Podcast

English as a Second Language Podcast | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"English as a Second Language Podcast..."

 

Free to listen and/or download - huge range of topics.  You can pay for transcripts and other study materials.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Curate Your Newsletter by Dragging and Dropping Your Selected Articles: FlashIssue

This might be a useful tool for learners to assemble their own portfolio of online work, or for presenting the results of a collaborative project.

Robin Good: FlashIssue is a web app which allows you to easily assemble a professional-looking newsletter, by bringing together your best content as well as any article available online.

FlashIssue can read your site RSS feed or for that matter any RSS feed you provide it with and you can pick and select from the stream of items in the feed the ones you want to include in your newsletter.

Not only.


You can search for any topic via an integrated Google Search or provide the URL of a specific web page you want to integrate.

Once done, you can personalize the newsletter with your banner, text introduction and footer and then send it to all of your contacts in Gmail, or to your subscribers lists inside MailChimp, ConstantContact and other mail delivery services.


N.B.: A Google Chrome plugin also allows you to easily clip and grab any content directly from any web page and easily integrate it inside your curated newsletter.


See how it works: http://www.flashissue.com/gmail-newsletters/ ;


Read more about it: http://www.flashissue.com/curated-newsletters-flashissue-launches-for-mailchimp-gmail ;


Chrome plugin: http://www.flashissue.com/gmail-newsletters/ ;


Try it out: http://www.flashissue.com/   ;


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Digital Literacies Workshop

Digital Literacies Workshop | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Resources for teaching digital resources, including a lesson plan using spoof websites (the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Learning English - Home

Learning English - Home | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
The BBC World Service really has a lot to offer for EFL: a great variety of resources, activities, levels ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

Nik's QuickShout: A collocation thesaurus concordancer that produces word clouds!

Nik's QuickShout: A collocation thesaurus concordancer that produces word clouds! | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

The word combinations option produces a great list of collocations for the word, and what's better, if you click on the collocates, you get the kind of list that a concordancer will produce, with the expressions highlighted in context.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from English Listening Lessons
Scoop.it!

Big city small world

Big city small world | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

| LearnEnglish | British Council | In this audio soap set in London a group of young people from around the world share their lives over a cup of coffee.


Via TeachingEnglish, Sue Lyon-Jones
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Shona Whyte
Scoop.it!

Interactive Whiteboards made simple

Interactive Whiteboards made simple | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

EFL teacher and trainer in Prague Gareth Davies has lots of ideas for using the IWB in the EFL classroom.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Shona Whyte from Moodle and Web 2.0
Scoop.it!

Audacity tutorial: Tim Brooks

Audacity tutorial: Tim Brooks | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

This is a lovely Audacity tutorial by Tim Brooks.  Nicely paced video tutorials that will help you get started painlessly, and a few tips and tricks for experienced users too.

 

For language learners, it's definitely worth taking the time to set this up on your computer so that you can record yourself speaking offline and listen back.  Try shadow reading (http://bit.ly/IXj5eX) and record yourself with Audacity.


Via Suzanne, Juergen Wagner
more...
No comment yet.