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Find Easy to Read Text for Lower Levels

Find Easy to Read Text for Lower Levels | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

Twurdy is actually based on Google, but it analyses Google results for readability, so it can help you to find more lower level texts for learners without you having to read through every result from Google to see if it's simple enough.


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Pronunciation | Meaki collection by Nik Peachey

Pronunciation | Meaki collection by Nik Peachey | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

Here is an excellent collection of websites to help you with your Pronuciation.  This "Meaki" collection is managed by Nik Peachey who is an extremely well-respected teacher both offline and online.

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The EnglishCentral Video player

All the features of the patented video player for learning English at http://www.englishcentral.com...
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engVid · Free English Video Lessons

engVid · Free English Video Lessons | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it
Learn English for free with hundreds of video lessons by experienced native-speaker teachers. New classes are added three times a week, covering grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, TOEFL, and more.
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15 most useful phrasal verbs | INFOGRAPHIC

15 most useful phrasal verbs | INFOGRAPHIC | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

15 most useful phrasal verbs!


Via Monica Mirza, Cadu Souza, Luiz Agrizi, FEED THE TEACHER
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Stephan Hughes's comment, June 7, 2012 12:11 AM
Great!
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Learn 50 Languages on Your Android Phone or Tablet

Learn 50 Languages on Your Android Phone or Tablet...
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Infographic: How many words do you 'need'?

Infographic: How many words do you 'need'? | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

With 2,700 words you can understand 90% of American English.  You can download the 11x17" PDF and see what you know. 

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Phonemic chart British Council

Phonemic chart British Council | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

Here's a slightly interactive PRONUNCIATION chart.  Click the top-right corner of the pronunciation symbol and then click a word to hear the sound.  Pretty cool.  

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Are you nuts? - a lesson in learning vocabulary and expressions

Are you nuts? - a lesson in learning vocabulary and expressions | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

Many everyday words or expressions have several ways to be expressed in English.  Nina at www.englishbrno.cz has put together a video blog for both students and teachers of the English language.

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Test your vocab - How many words do you know?

Test your vocab - How many words do you know? | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

Take this quick scientific quiz to determine the size of your English vocabulary.

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Language Learning: Why Most Fail and How YOU Can Succeed

A hard-hitting look at why most language learners fail despite years of effort, and how you can learn foreign languages effectively with the right method, mater.  Note to Glenn:  Take note of "Attitude" section beginning on slide 19.  Also, slide 23 about being "Patient!" is something I need to do for my students!

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Phrasal Verb - Turn out

Phrasal Verb - Turn out | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

Natively Speaking Comics is a great way to learn about phrasal verbs and idiomatic expressions in English.  Frank has been posting new phrases and expressions since the beginning of 2011.  Check it out!

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Kurzy zážitkové angličtiny - v Brně / English without books in Brno

Kurzy zážitkové angličtiny - v Brně / English without books in Brno | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

My friend Nina, who is a freelance English coach in Brno, organizes unique courses for ladies only. She makes videos, blogs and really cares for her students. Koukněte na to!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Resources for Learning a New Language

Lots of choices here for learning lanagues.  I thought "imendi" was cool because it supports Czech!  BBC Quick Fix seems like it might also support Czech. 

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Practice and improve your English daily - English Addicts

Practice and improve your English daily - English Addicts | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it
Practice and improve your english with English Addicts. Each day, a 2- or 3-minute news report and 30 minutes of varied learning activities.
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A Fun Way to Learn a New Language

A Fun Way to Learn a New Language | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

Learn Languages Online - Exercises Listening - Fill in the gaps.  This site allows you to listen to music while using the text for MANY languages.  

 

There are 4 game modes:  Karaoke, Beginner (with drop down box), and Intermediate and Expert (Fill in the blank).  The application is Free.  I did not need a user account, but you can create one.

 

It also has a built in Dictionary.

 

Teachers or Students can create their own exercises.  

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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 | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it
Co.CreateA Fun, Google-Powered Way For English Language Students To Improve PronunciationCo.CreateThe issue with so many language-learning tools is that they are dry, but this game has a sense of humor.

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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 ;-)
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The Top 20 TED Talks in The Last 5 Years

The Top 20 TED Talks in The Last 5 Years | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

Here is a list of the Top 20 TED Talks in the last 5 years.  Many of these videos have subtitles for Czech and other languages.  And....you can easily move to different parts of the video if you've missed something.

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How To Use Twitter To Learn A New Language | Edudemic

How To Use Twitter To Learn A New Language | Edudemic | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

This article lists a few reasons why you should use Twitter to learn a language.  Some of the interesting ways are:

1)  Follow a Linguistic Specialist

2)  Twitter posts are short (140 characters or less)

3)  You can follow topics that interest you in the language you would like to learn.

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Llizam J's curator insight, June 15, 2014 1:11 AM

Twitter is a great place for beginners and advanced learners to learn a new language  for FREE! The 140 characters limit make it simple, easy, and quick to follow. 

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15 Common Grammar Mistakes - Ecademy

15 Common Grammar Mistakes - Ecademy | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

I often hear these mistakes from my students.  I recommend reading them and then asking yourself, "How would I do this in Czech?"  Of course, some things are specific only to the English language.

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How to use Podcasts to improve your LISTENING skills

How to use Podcasts to improve your LISTENING skills | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

Independent English has answered most of your questions about using Podcasts.  Why to use them?  How to use them?  Where to find them?  It is all here!  Check out the Podcast links at the bottom of the post.

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Czech Christmas Fairy Tales

Czech Christmas Fairy Tales | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

Nina from EnglishBrno forwarded me this wonderful list of both Czech and English (mostly American) Christmas films.  The post is from expats.cz.  It includes the top ten České pohádky (Czech fairy tales), which are essential for viewing at Christmas.  And some of them include English subtitles!  One of my favorite American Christmas films is A Christmas Story.

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e-academy = angličtina na internetu zdarma

e-academy = angličtina na internetu zdarma | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it

For Czech English Teachers and Students:  Wow!  Here is an English course which was written specifically for Czech people!  40 EXCELLENT lessons of English for FREE!!  I've decided to use this course with some of my beginner students, but I see many topics here which even Intermediate and Advanced students could benefit from.  Check it out!

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History of the World if Facebook had been around...

History of the World if Facebook had been around... | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it
If Facebook had existed during the Big Bang, Ancient Rome, World War II, and the rest of Earth's major historical events.
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mailVU Video Email

mailVU Video Email | English in the Czech Republic | Scoop.it
Send Free Video email with self destruct feature. Get a Free Account. Record upto 10 minutes and play on iPhone, Android and other smart phones.
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