Teaching Learning/Learning Teaching: Teaching Speaking for the TOEFL iBT with Technology on Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers curated by Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat (Teaching Learning/Learning Teaching: Teaching...
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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.
Are you ready to play The Great Language Game? This online game 'challenges you to distinguish between some eighty or so languages [see a list here] based on their sound alone. In each game you're allowed three mistakes, which are kept for you to study at the end.
Linguee is a unique translation tool combining an editorial dictionary and a search engine with which you can search hundreds of millions of bilingual texts for words and expressions.
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The webinar reached capacity quickly and unfortunately some people who wanted to join the live session could not get in. The recording of last night's webinar is now available to view online. I have embedded the recording below (if you're reading this in RSS or email, you may have to click here to see the video).
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.
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"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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