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Ever wondered what the internet thinks about.. let's say.. Barack Obama? The Financial Crisis? Global Warming? Now you can search and get the answers to your questions from this global inquiry tool!
Although this is not directly related to language learning, it could possibly give some insight into the connotations (or other aspects of semantics) of words at a given time. For example I looked up slender to see its connotation. I found that it was 65% positive. I think the meaning of this word is changing from positive to negative because of the creepy "slender man" that is scaring children everywhere. When compared to "thin", "slender" is less popular by a lot: 85% to only 14.5%. An interesting tool that has its limitations but might help build meaning with some of the words and show language change.
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The New General Service List (NGSL) is an updated and expanded version of the GSL by Michael West, the most important list of vocabulary words for learners of English as a second language.
The new word list that replaces the original GSL. There are some great resources on this website including definitions of the words using other words from the NGSL so the definitions include words that the should already be known. Dr. Browne & associates have done a great job.
EFL plays, phrasal verb stories, and other EFL speaking activities designed to get your learners speaking English. Dominic Streames also gives tips on getting children acting, putting on a show and much more.
I especially like the phrasal verb stories.
Douglas Biber spent a little time with the Street Team after his book signing of Real Grammar
Meet Dr. Douglas Biber, a gigantic scholar and also a humble person. Proud to be his student again.
Tutorium zu Korpussuchen und dem Bearbeiten von Korpusdaten. Benötigte Programme: MonoConcPro 2.2 Windows Excel TextPad5
Pure gold here!
icebreakers,theatre games, warm ups
Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts?
APA citation for unconventional items (like a PowerPoint)
Learn real English language from English speakers around the world on elllo with free listening, reading, and vocabulary activities and downloads.
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
ESL, English as a second language, teaching materials and resources for speaking, study and learning. TESOL teachers, schools, and programs.
Glen Penrod from Georgetown University and friends have created a great website with some remarkable resources. Unlike the backpacker-teaching resource sites, this site looks like it has some good quality and backed by some actual theory and not just a way to pass time in class. I saw a presentation from Glen Penrod at KOTESOL about verb pairs with status/action verbs and showing how teaching verb lexis with grammatical aspect/time is not only necessary but useful to help students understand verb meaning and grammar.
EnglishCentral allows you to take a course and speak and learn English online with a speech recognition system, vocabulary and pronunciation tools.
Listening & Pronunciation pracitce
BPW 1.9, full edition available at http://bestpracticesweekly.com/?page_id=215
In this short tutorial I want to exemplify how to create a scatter plot and howto edit it in microsoft excel.
Do you know what a plonker is? And how would you react if someone said they wanted to snog you? Improve your knowledge of British slang with this crossword. It's ace!
Make a video online for free with GoAnimate! Make videos for YouTube and Facebook, create business and educational videos, make animated e-cards and more!
This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening comprehension skills through practice with self-grading quiz pages.
by Chelsea Lee Perhaps the most common question we get about APA Style is “How do I cite a website?” or “How do I cite something I found on a website?” First, to cite a website in general, but not...
Citing stuff you found on a website
English Phonetic Transcription Editor
Get answers to your etiquette questions and learn the current etiquette rules from a manners and etiquette expert.
This is a lesson by Seyla Chek who has been kind enough to share the materials with me.