From vibrant communities on social media to inventive lessons using video conferencing, Joe Dale explores how languages teachers have embraced technology in the classroom (Are language teachers leading the way with education technology?
The May #globalclassroom chats were some of the liveliest and productive we’ve had in some time. With contributions from leading early childhood educators around the world, it is hard to sum up the true impact of these chats …I highly recommend exploring the archives for great links, resources, and ideas for integrarating global perspectives into the early years.
This is a summary of Dr Jun Liu's plenary on the future of ELT. You can watch an interview with the man himself here and his presentation in full here. To talk about the future of ELT, we need to look at the future in general: ...
When learning English it's important that you hear as many different accents and types of voices from different ages of speaker so that you are able to understand English wherever you go. This activity gives you lots of opportunity to practice your listening skills and broaden your understanding of English speakers.
Free short English stories for ESL students, with crossword puzzles and dictation exercises, created for ESL learners who want to practice reading and improve their reading skills. Students can also listen to the stories.
Kim Thomas listens in as experts discuss how different environments can have a positive impact on teaching and learning (Great food for thought: education has changed immensely over years - but are classrooms keeping up with evolution?
Listening Quizzes For Learning English - A gap listening fill quiz for English language students, on the song Someone Like You, by the award winning British singer Adele, to learn and practise using simple, high frequency English words.
Ana Luisa Lozano's insight:
Something that speaks to students... and motivate them while learning!
Here are some ideas for teaching weather words – or about the topic of the weather – using apps and mobile devices. The ideas are aimed at the EFL/ESL young learner classroom but can be adapted to other contexts.
- Professional development – learn from content-area specialists - Locate resources for your classroom, such as free websites and software - Get lesson plan ideas from master teachers - Learn about new technology and how to integrate it into your teaching - Find collaborative solutions - Find interesting links to education news
Portal dedicated to kids, parents and teachers, offer stories, poems, games, activities, educational reference and much more. It's a fun zone, providing an informal learning center for children and families.