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Larry Ferlazzo's Blog

  • new“MakeBeliefs” Comic-Creator Expands ELL Resource Section
    Make Beliefs, the popular comic-creator that is on The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online list, has just unveiled a new and expansive resource section filled with free materials for teachers of English Language Learner students. It’s definitely…
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  • newPBS News Hour Video: “What galvanized standardized testing’s opt-out movement”
    What galvanized standardized testing’s opt-out movement is the title of a segment on tonight’s PBS News Hour. You can read the transcript here. I’ve embedded the video below. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Parents “Opting-Out” Of Stan…
    - 14 hours ago, 27 May 15, 9:45am -
  • new“The Kind of Professional Development We Need – Part Two”
    The Kind of Professional Development We Need – Part Two is my latest Education Week Teacher column. There, Rick Wormeli continues sharing his professional development recommendations in Part Two of his essay. Here are some excerpts:
    - 15 hours ago, 27 May 15, 8:55am -
  • Learn About Cyberbullying & Practice English At The Same Time With “Words Can Save”
    Words Can Save is an interactive designed to raise awareness of cyberbullying. You’re prompted to provide advice to a child who is a victim by completing gap-fills/clozes like the one above. Unfortunately, though, for some odd reason you’re suppo…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:03pm -
  • Special Edition Of “Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL”
    Two years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention (usually I just publish this feature once each … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 10:11am -
  • Here Are Forms My ELL Students Will Use To Evaluate Our Class (And Me!)
    Sean Nash via Compfight I’ve previously posted some of the forms students in some of my classes will be using to evaluate the class and me anonymously (see Here Are Forms Students Will Be Using To Evaluate The Class & … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 8:32am -
  • Video: “Earthquake Facts That Will Shake You To The Core”
    I’m adding this video to The Best Sites For Learning About Earthquakes:
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 7:50am -
  • BBC Publishes Great Interactive on Optical Illusions
    I’ve written in my New York Times column about how I use optical illusions with English Language Learners, and I certainly use them when teaching perception in my Theory of Knowledge class. You can many that I’ve previously posted here. … Conti…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 2:23am -
  • New Resources On Race & Racism
    Here are new additions to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More: Our Biased Brains is by Nicholas Kristoff at The NY Times. Read This: “Teachers More Likely to Label … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 1:53am -
  • Video: “World Without Teachers”
    Check out this video The Jubilee Project produced for Teacher Appreciation Month. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day:
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 12:03am -

Free Tech for Teachers

  • newDozens of Story Starters in One Free eBook
    Make Beliefs Comix is a great service that offers comic strip templates and writing prompts in seven languages. The templates and prompts can be completed online or you can print them out to give to your students.The latest release from Make Beliefs…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 May 15, 5:00am -
  • newCelly - Create, Send, and Archive Group Text Messages
    Last week I published a PDF titled 5 Good Ways to Send Text & Push Notifications to Students & Parents. In response to that PDF I've had a bunch of people suggest that I add Celly to that document. I was aware of Celly but I didn't try it until today…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 May 15, 1:36am -
  • newUse the Love Reading Map to Find Good Books
    Last fall I wrote about two good places to find stories based on their locations. This morning through Maps Mania I learned about another service that offers the same function. Love Reading's Google Maps Mash-up has geolocated hundreds of books. You…
    - 24 hours ago, 26 May 15, 11:51pm -
  • How to Create Image-based Quizzes and Polls on Riddle.com
    Last week I shared a new service called Riddle that enables you to quickly create image-based polls and quizzes. In the video embedded below you can see just how easy it is to create a poll or quiz on Riddle. Applications for EducationRiddle's forma…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 11:15pm -
  • PicCollage for Kids - Create Visual Stories
    Parts of this post originally appeared on one of my other blogs, iPadApps4School.comPicCollage is one of my favorite apps for creating multimedia collages on my iPad. Creating those collages is a great way to visually summarize a trip, to tell a stor…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 10:38am -
  • 9 Ideas for Using ClassDojo
    In my previous post I mentioned my new-found appreciation for ClassDojo. More importantly I have a new appreciation of why kids like it so much. If you haven't tried ClassDojo before or you have looked at it and thought, "my students won't go for tha…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 9:42am -
  • What Strava Taught Me About Why Kids Love ClassDojo and Digital Badges
    Warning! Small humble brag ahead.This morning I set out on my bicycle to complete a challenge that I had accepted on Strava a couple of weeks ago. (Strava is an app for tracking running and cycling activities. It also has a social networking componen…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Old NYC & Old SF - Maps of Images of New York and San Francisco
    Old NYC and Old SF are two great websites featuring thousands of historical photographs of New York City and San Francisco. The images are sourced from the New York Public Library and the San Francisco Public Library. Each image is geolocated on the…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 8:30am -
  • A Crash Course for Kids on Weathering & Erosion
    A couple of months ago the producers of the popular Crash Course channel on YouTube started a Crash Course for Kids channel. Crash Course for Kids offers overviews of various topics (mostly science) through the use of greenscreen visuals and a lot of…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:33am -
  • How to Quickly Create a Variety of Data Visualizations
    On Friday afternoon I wrote about Silk.co's updated tools for creating data visualizations. The first time that you use Silk the account dashboard can be a little confusing. A couple of folks emailed me about it last night and this morning so I decid…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 9:19am -

BBC Learning English

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ESL About.com

  • Present Perfect Worksheets
    Printable present perfect worksheets for online and in-class use. These present perfect worksheets begin with a quick review of the present perfect and common time expressions used with the present perfect.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Vocabulary You Should Use for Writing Business...
    Useful vocabulary useful for writing business letters in English for Specific Purposes. These phrases are important for any English learner using English on a daily basis for work.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Beginning English Grammar Quiz
    Take the beginning English grammar quiz to test your knowledge of English. Each question is followed by an answer, as well as information to study.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Speaking Practice Online for English Learners
    Short listening exercises for beginning and intermediate level ESL learners to help them practice speaking.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Reported speech Quiz
    Intermediate level English practice on direct and indirect or reported speech for ESL EFL students and classes
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Business Letter Writing: Claim Letters
    Example business letter for a claim letter for ESL EFL ESP Business English Classes.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Intermediate English Grammar Review Quiz
    Intermediate level English grammar review quiz testing the tenses, clause use, conditional forms, modifiers and more with corrected answers.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Irregular Past Verbs Quiz
    This quiz focuses irregular verb past forms.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Business English Level Test - Take this Test to...
    English level test for Business English learners - 100 questions
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Use of Any and Some for Beginners
    The use of some and any for beginning level learners including statements, negatives and questions.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • TOEFL Grammar Quiz
    This TOEFL grammar quiz focuses on the type of English grammar at a level generally found on the TOEFL test with follow-up corrections.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • ESL: How to Keep Improving Your English
    This guide on how to improve your English provides specific suggestions to making a plan for improving your English with specific goals in mind.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • TOEFL Vocabulary Quiz
    This TOEFL vocabulary quiz focuses on the type of English vocabulary at a level generally found on the TOEFL test with follow-up corrections.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • British vs. American English Vocabulary...
    Commonly confused words in British and American English
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Simple Past or Present Perfect Quiz
    Choose between the simple past or present perfect tense in this quiz which includes a short guide to usage. Each question is followed by the correct answer.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • How to Write a Business Letter That Will Make a...
    A guide to the basics of writing letters to respond to inquiries especially written for English learners and business classes.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Beginning English Quiz
    Beginning level English quiz tests basic English tenses, conditional and superlatives, and simple conversational English with corrected answers.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Idiom and Phrase Quiz - 1
    Idiomatic phrase quiz for intermediate to advanced level ESL EFL learners and classes.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Definite and Indefinite Article Quiz
    Definite and Indefinite articles use quiz which provides a short explanation and the correct answer for each question.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • First Name, Last Name or Title?
    Discussion of the correct use of informal and formal forms when speaking about and to people including when to use last names, titles and first name only.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Prepositional Phrase Quiz
    Prepositional phrase quiz for learners of English testing word combinations with prepositions. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Grammar Quizzes - Learning Grammar - Testing...
    Quiz Repository at esl.about.com covering a number of areas
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • A Simple Way to Write an Essay
    How to write a standard essay in English following a common essay outline structure also known as the hamburger essay.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • How To Improve Your Pronunciation
    How to improve your English pronunciation. Whether you prefer US or British pronunciation, follow this guide to help you improve English pronunciation skills fast!
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Basic English Questions Quiz
    This English questions quiz tests basic English questions used in beginning conversations in English. Each question provides the correction.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Telephoning English
    Five short English conversations which focus on telephoning in English to be used to practice telephoning English.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Preposition Quiz In On At
    Test you knowledge of the prepositions in, on and at when used with dates and times. This quiz provides the correct answer for each question.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Simple Ways to Improve Your Reading Skills
    This short description of four basic reading skills are aimed at improving reading skills and include skimming, scanning, intensive and extensive reading.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Confusing Words Quiz
    Test your knowledge of confusing words in English such as accept and except. This quiz provides the correct word for each sentence. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • ESL: Learn to Write a Professional Letter of...
    Business letter for Letters of Acknowledgment Business English learners including helpful phrases and example letters.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Prepositions of Place Quiz - In At and On
    Test you knowledge of the prepositions in, on and at when used with places and positions. This quiz provides the correct answer for each question.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Making Suggestions
    How to make suggestions in English for upper level ESL EFL TESL TOEFL English students
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • The 50 Basic English Questions
    50 basic English questions used to ask and answer questions about most daily tasks for English language learners.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • ESL: A Guide to Using Inverted Sentences
    Guide to inversion and the various forms used for inverted sentences such as the negatives never, scarcely, only after, little, etc.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Gerund or Infinitive Quiz
    Choose between the gerund or the infinitive form for the second verb in this quiz. Each question is followed by the correct answer.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Dialogue: Interview with a Famous Actor
    Beginner level dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on speaking about daily routines with the simple present
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Parts of Speech Quiz for Advanced Level English...
    Quiz focusing on the eight parts of speech for advanced English learners and classes. Students choose the appropriate part of speech for each vocabulary item in context.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • English as Second Language Grammar Help -...
    Guide to the use of adverbs of frequency for intermediate level ESL EFL students and classes.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Past Tenses Quiz
    Past tenses quiz checking the past simple, past continuous and past perfect tenses including the correct answer after each question.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Learn to order the events in written story in...
    Introduction to writing narrative paragraphs for lower level English ESL EFL learners and classes
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Beginner Verb Tense Quiz
    Beginner verb tense quiz checks your understanding of basic tenses including the present simple, continuous, future and past simple including answers.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Future Forms Quiz
    This quiz focuses on the choice between any or some.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
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  • Number Pronunciation And Spelling in English -...
    Pronunciation and spelling guide to numbers in English
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Beginner Dialogues - At a Restaurant
    Dialogue for Beginning Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - at a restaurant
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • What's the Difference Between American and...
    A discussion of the differences between standard American and British English in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar with examples.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Speaking Practice Online for English Learners -...
    Short listening exercises that provide the opportunity to practice speaking English by taking roles in dialogues.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Conditional Forms Quiz
    Conditional forms quiz tests your knowledge of the first, second and third conditional forms for real, unreal and imagined past situations. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • How To Tell Time in English
    Telling the time in English for beginner level students and teachers
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • How to Speak English
    This step by step guide on how to speak English will help you perfect a study plan to help you speak English within a reasonably short amount of time. Strategies and objectives are provided to help you speak English with ease.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • How to Study English Effectively
    This short introduction to how to study English effectively provides helpful hints and exercises to help you study English well.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Beginning English Multiple Choice Tests
    ESL EFL English Multiple Choice Tests For Beginning Level Learners for in class use or on your own
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Common Mistakes in English - Has gone to vs....
    The present perfect forms have gone to and have been to are often interchanged in English. However, there are clear differences between the two forms. Have gone to indicates that someone is still not here, whereas have been to indicates a person has…
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • 1000 Most Common Vocabulary Words in English
    Vocabulary Workshop Page 1 of a list of the 1000 most common vocabulary words in English
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Asking for a Favor in English
    Learn how to ask for a favor in English, as well as granting and denying a favor request with these common phrases and role play examples.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Prepositions Quiz - English Grammar Review Quiz
    Prepositions Quiz for intermediate level for ESL EFL English learners and classes.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Essential ESL: Practice Writing in English with...
    Beginning level dictations for English learners focusing on introductions, instructions, present simple habits, past events, comparisons and questions.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Learn the Basics to Writing a Business Letter
    Business letter writing basics for English language learners including essential formatting, writing, and phrases.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Here's a business meeting role play to practice...
    This example business meeting provides all the language that students need to participate successfully in business English negotions and meetings.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • TOEFL Grammar Practice Quiz
    This TOEFL grammar quiz focuses on the type of English grammar at a level generally found on the TOEFL test with follow-up corrections.
    - 1 day ago, 26 May 15, 9:16pm -

Struggling Readers

  • An Argument About Matching Texts to Students
    A reader wrote:My main response is toward your general notion of the research surrounding teaching kids "at their level."
    - 8 days ago, 20 May 15, 12:15am -
  • Ideas for Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 21 to Open More Doors to Learning for All
    Get in the groove for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 21st! Events, both virtual and live, are scheduled around the world for this annual event on the third Thursday of May.Educators, designers, developers, usability professiona…
    - 8 days ago, 19 May 15, 10:45pm -
  • Little Journey’s End
    This is it! Our last Laura Ingalls Wilder landmark — her beloved home at Rocky Ridge Farm. It seems fitting to end our Little Journey here, where Laura and Almanzo ended their own wanderings in 1894.
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 4:45am -
  • How Much Text Complexity Can Teachers Scaffold?
    How much of a "gap" can be compensated through differentiation? If my readers are at a 400 Lexile level, is there an effective way to use a 820 level chapter book? This is a great question. (Have you ever noticed that usually means the responder thi…
    - 13 days ago, 15 May 15, 12:45am -
  • 8 Literacy Ideas on How to Use Learning Ally Audiobooks to Deter a Summer Slide
    Summer reading can be painful when decoding problems and/or a slow reading rate means a child or teen will struggle to read traditional books in print. Instead, reading accessible book formats can turn the experience into something exciting—reading…
    - 15 days ago, 13 May 15, 1:00am -
  • Mother-Daughter "Accessible" Book Club: Inspired by Common Sense Media with a Twist
    It is Mother's Day weekend. Reading books together can build strong connections between moms and their daughters, says the popular education and advocacy group that promotes safe technology and media for children.
    - 19 days ago, 9 May 15, 12:45am -
  • Library of Congress: "Accessible" Books by DiCamillo, Patterson, Scieszka: Pure Joy for Dyslexic, Other Struggling Readers
    Lucky guests can set aside "author studies" today, May 6. They will learn about literacy from the masters when the authors of Stinky Cheese Man And Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Jon Scieszka), The Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson), and Flora &…
    - 21 days ago, 7 May 15, 12:30am -
  • Should We Teach Spelling? Part 1
    I often hear concerns about our students' poor spelling abilities, and have been thinking about practical ways to address this issue. Although we want to continue to steer away from memorized lists that are often not retained, I want to get your feed…
    - 26 days ago, 1 May 15, 11:15pm -
  • Books make a big difference
    Working with children means that you work with the significant adults in their lives. I’ve often found — both personally and professionally — that parents are flummoxed by the huge number of messages about raising children; all too often parent…
    - 28 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 4:30am -
Get a feel for English

VOA Learning English

English in a Minute: Straight from the Horse's Mouth

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News Words: Agenda

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Talk2US: Best Places to Visit Around The World

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Discover America's Appalachian Trail

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A Municipal Report by O. Henry

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English in a Minute: Sleep Like a Rock

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ESL on the Web

Language Learning on the Web

Nat Geo Pics (Use in Class!)

Cow-Eyed
Cow-Eyed
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Staring at the Sun
Staring at the Sun
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Pure Life
Pure Life
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Cracking the Surface
Cracking the Surface
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Friendly Reflection
Friendly Reflection
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Mother of the Forest
Mother of the Forest
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Oxford Learner's Dictionary

Word of the Day

  • newgaze
    gaze: to look steadily at somebody/something...
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  • faux pas
    faux pas: an action or a remark that causes embarrassment...
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  • husky
    husky: sounding deep, quiet and rough...
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  • realign
    realign: to change the position or direction of something...
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 15, 10:00am -
  • topple
    topple: to become unsteady and fall...
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  • prevailing
    prevailing: existing or most common at a particular time...
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  • abscond
    abscond: to escape from a place...
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  • legislate
    legislate: to make a law...
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  • ethos
    ethos: the moral ideas and attitudes...
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  • in-depth
    in-depth: very thorough and detailed...
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UsingEnglish.com (Handouts)

  • Phrasal Verbs - Back (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs - BackTopic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/582.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/582.html
    - 33 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 6:33pm -
  • Phrasal Verbs - Take 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs - Take 2Topic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/581.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/581.html
    - 41 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 8:13pm -
  • Phrasal Verbs- Finish (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs- FinishTopic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/580.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/580.html
    - 16 Jan 15, 6:28pm -
  • Over (10 questions)
    Title: OverTopic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/579.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/579.html
    - 19 Dec 14, 7:35pm -
  • Phrasal Verbs- In (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs- InTopic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/578.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/578.html
    - 25 Aug 14, 6:22pm -
  • Test Your Spelling 3 (10 questions)
    Title: Test Your Spelling 3Topic: GeneralLevel: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/577.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/577.html
    - 16 Jun 14, 11:10pm -
  • Idioms- Furniture and Household Fittings (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- Furniture and Household FittingsTopic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/576.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/mem…
    - 24 Mar 14, 1:35pm -
  • Parts of Speech 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Parts of Speech 2Topic: Parts of SpeechLevel: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/575.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/575.html
    - 24 Nov 13, 11:44pm -
  • Parts of Speech (10 questions)
    Title: Parts of SpeechTopic: Parts of SpeechLevel: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/574.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/574.html
    - 14 Oct 13, 10:04pm -
  • Idioms- Animals 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- Animals 2Topic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/573.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/quizzes/573.html
    - 24 Jun 13, 1:38am -
  • Lend & Borrow (9 questions)
    Title: Lend & BorrowTopic: VocabularyLevel: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/572.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/572.html
    - 18 Apr 13, 10:39pm -
  • Which or Where? (10 questions)
    Title: Which or Where?Topic: Relative PronounsLevel: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/571.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/571.html
    - 16 Mar 13, 8:22pm -
  • Australian Rhyming Slang 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Australian Rhyming Slang 2Topic: Cockney Rhyming SlangLevel: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/570.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/me…
    - 11 Jan 13, 12:12am -
  • Idioms- Body 3 (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- Body 3Topic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/569.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/quizzes/569.html
    - 29 Nov 12, 11:28pm -
  • Idioms- Body 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- Body 2Topic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/568.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/quizzes/568.html
    - 7 Nov 12, 11:42pm -
  • Spelling- Language Words (10 questions)
    Title: Spelling- Language WordsTopic: Spelling and PunctuationLevel: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/567.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/567.htm…
    - 15 Oct 12, 1:02am -
  • Enough & Too 2 (11 questions)
    Title: Enough & Too 2Topic: Adjectives and AdverbsLevel: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/566.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/566.html
    - 18 Sep 12, 4:23am -
  • Idioms- Body (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- BodyTopic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/565.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/quizzes/565.html
    - 15 Sep 12, 10:47pm -
  • Relative pronouns- Which & Where (10 questions)
    Title: Relative pronouns- Which & WhereTopic: Relative PronounsLevel: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/564.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/564.ht…
    - 14 Aug 12, 7:02pm -
  • Test Your Spelling 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Test Your Spelling 2Topic: Spelling and PunctuationLevel: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/563.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/563.htm…
    - 14 Jun 12, 10:30pm -

News English (Print Handouts)

  • Famers help ease water problems in California
    May 25, 2015. The U.S. state of California is going through the worst drought in its history. Water supplies are now at dangerously low levels.
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Record airbag recall
    May 22, 2015. Authorities in the USA are recalling a record 34 million cars because of safety concerns over the airbags fitted in them.
    - 6 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Prince Harry calls for return of military service
    May 19, 2015. Britain's Prince Harry has called for the return of military service. This is when young people have to spend a year or two in the army before they start work.
    - 1 Jan 70, 9:00am -
  • Young Brits on Internet 27 hours a week
    May 16, 2015. A new survey in Britain reveals that young people spend over 27 hours a week online. This figure has trebled...
    - 12 days ago, 16 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Babies make husbands lazier
    May 13, 2015. New research suggests that husbands do not do their fair share of work around the house. A study from the Ohio State University says that men who do an equal share of...
    - 15 days ago, 13 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Spanish football suspended indefinitely
    May 10, 2015. Lovers of Spanish football are in shock over the sudden suspension of all games in the country from May 16. This means the penultimate and...
    - 18 days ago, 10 May 15, 9:30am -

ESL Discussion.com

VOA Learning English

  • newUS Military Searching for Boat People in Southeast Asia
    The United States embassy in Bangkok says the U.S. military is using aircraft to collect information off the west coast of Malaysia. It says the flights are part of efforts to find thousands of migrants. They are believed to be stranded at sea on uns…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 May 15, 5:03am -
  • newTaiwan Offers Peace Plan for South China Sea
    Taiwan’s president has offered a plan to ease tensions in the South China Sea. Ma Ying-jeou announced the plan on Tuesday. It calls for cooperation among governments that claim all or parts of the South China Sea.Mr. Ma proposed the peace plan at…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 May 15, 5:02am -
  • newFBI: Ransomware Scams on the Rise
     An old Internet scam is getting some new attention lately. It is called “ransomware.”Ransomware is a term used for a specific type of software that locks up files or access to a computer until money is paid.Earlier this year, the Federal…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 May 15, 5:01am -
  • newBrain Remembers Language Better If You Sing It
    From VOA Learning English, this is the Health and Lifestyle report.Have you ever found yourself in this situation: You hear a song you used to sing when you were a child – a bit of nostalgia or “blast from the past,” as we say.But it is not…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 May 15, 5:00am -
  • newIraq Launches Operation to Recapture Anbar
     The Iraqi government said it has launched an operation to seize control of Anbar province from Islamic State militants.A government television broadcast announced the move. Islamist fighters seized the western province’s capital, Ramadi, earl…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 May 15, 4:00am -
  • Tensions Rise in Hong Kong Before Tiananmen Anniversary
    Next month, Hong Kong residents will again remember the June 4, 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square in China. They have had gatherings every year on the anniversary of the event.But this year, some say the gatherings will be even more meaningful bec…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 5:03am -
  • Exploring America’s Immigration Story
     More than 25 million immigrants entered the United States through Ellis Island, in New York Harbor. Ellis Island was the place where the U.S. government processed their requests to stay in the country. This was their first step toward becoming U.…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 5:02am -
  • Vietnam Slow To Start Up Renewable Energy
    Vietnam might seem to be a good candidate for renewable energy projects. With plenty of sunshine and ocean winds, Vietnam seems like the right place to capture energy from the sun and wind. But there are only three big wind farms producing electricit…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 5:00am -
  • New Tool Maps Buildings' Energy Efficiency
     Architects, engineers and building supervisors will soon be able to quickly collect information that once took weeks to measure and process.Scientists have developed a device to gather information about building interiors – the design and exa…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 5:00am -
  • Memorial Day: Arlington National Cemetery
    Memorial Day is a national holiday observed in the United States on the last Monday in May. It is the day when Americans honor the women and men who have served in the military.The Memorial Day holiday was first observed in 1868. The holiday was ca…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 5:03am -
  • America’s Famous Front Lawn Gets Overhaul
    Almost two kilometers of green grass stretch from the front of the U.S. Capitol building to the Washington Monument. Thousands of people walk on it every day. They also play games, have picnics, run their dogs and bike.The activities have damaged t…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 5:00am -
  • Study: Insecticide Is Killing Wild Bees
    A new study says a widely-used insecticide is damaging wild bee populations. Wild bees are important, because they pollinate crops and wild plants. Environmentalists in the United States and Europe say chemicals called neonicotinoids are causing a…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 5:00am -
  • China Increases Its Ballistic Missile Abilities
    China is making some of its missiles more powerful. The move comes as China insists it controls disputed waterways in the South and East China Seas. A U.S. Defense Department report says China is strengthening its weapons by adding several small n…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 5:00am -
  • Guide to 2016 Campaign: Money and Super PAC
    Money, lots of it, is what it takes to win the presidency of the United States.When Richard Nixon won re-election in 1972, the Center for Responsive Politics has estimated that the presidential election cost just $300 million in today’s dollars.…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 15, 5:03am -
  • Cambodia Circus Offers a Better Life to Young Performers
    Many young people dream of joining the circus and performing for large crowds. Such dreams are very much alive in Cambodia, where the skills some youngsters learn can change their lives. Our reporters went to one school for children from needy famili…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 15, 5:00am -
  • Sail, Row, Paddle, All The Way To Alaska
    We are less than three weeks away from the first-ever ‘Race to Alaska.’ A large group of adventure seekers will be racing from Port Townsend, in the state of Washington, up the Inside Passage to Ketchikan in southeastern Alaska. What makes this r…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 15, 5:00am -
  • Hold Your Horses!
    Now, the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories.  Whoa, whoa boy! Whoa!Today, we tell all about horse expressions!In the past, many people depended on horses for transportation, farming and other kinds of work. A lot of people s…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 15, 5:00am -
  • Everyday Grammar: Introducing Conditionals
    In this week's episode of Everyday Grammar, we are going to talk about conditionals. We use conditionals to show that something is true only when something else is true. Conditionals offer endless possibilities for creative and imaginative expression…
    - 5 days ago, 23 May 15, 5:03am -
  • Learning at the Laundromat
     The spring term is coming to an end at colleges and universities across the United States. The past few weeks were a busy time for many students, including those at Washington Adventist University, near Washington, D.C.Some students from the un…
    - 5 days ago, 23 May 15, 5:00am -
  • Islamic State Militants Capture Two Major Cities
    The self-declared Islamic State has captured two major cities in less than a week. Islamic State fighters took control of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria on Thursday. The fall of Palmyra reportedly left the group in control of half of Sy…
    - 5 days ago, 23 May 15, 5:00am -

UsingEnglish.com

  • Leading Seminars/Discussions Politeness Competition Game
    New Entry: 'Leading Seminars/Discussions Politeness Competition Game' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 1:12am -
  • It's ____ their fault.
    New Entry: 'It's ____ their fault.' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 5 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:11pm -
  • Present Continuous and Prepositions Drawing Dice Game
    New Entry: 'Present Continuous and Prepositions Drawing Dice Game' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 7 days ago, 20 May 15, 11:43pm -
  • Get your ducts in a row
    New Entry: 'Get your ducts in a row' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 9 days ago, 18 May 15, 8:55pm -
  • Business English- Negotiating Phrases Mimes
    New Entry: 'Business English- Negotiating Phrases Mimes' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 9 days ago, 18 May 15, 8:46pm -
  • I saw ____ doing it.
    New Entry: 'I saw ____ doing it.' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 12 days ago, 15 May 15, 9:21pm -
  • 02
    New Entry: '02' has just been added to the Chatlish area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 12 days ago, 15 May 15, 8:49pm -
  • Meeting People- Key Words, Phrases, Dialogues and Topics
    New Entry: 'Meeting People- Key Words, Phrases, Dialogues and Topics' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 12 days ago, 15 May 15, 8:45pm -
  • Whisk off
    New Entry: 'Whisk off' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 14 days ago, 13 May 15, 9:35pm -
  • Meeting People- Phrases
    New Entry: 'Meeting People- Phrases' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 14 days ago, 13 May 15, 9:32pm -
  • Business Negotiation Roleplays
    New Entry: 'Business Negotiation Roleplays' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 14 days ago, 13 May 15, 9:31pm -
  • Gravel
    New Entry: 'Gravel' has just been added to the Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 17 days ago, 10 May 15, 9:28pm -
  • Flakka
    New Entry: 'Flakka' has just been added to the Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 17 days ago, 10 May 15, 9:27pm -
  • Tommy Tank
    New Entry: 'Tommy Tank' has just been added to the Cockney Rhyming Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 17 days ago, 10 May 15, 9:23pm -
  • Frequency Expressions- Ranking and Speaking Card Games
    New Entry: 'Frequency Expressions- Ranking and Speaking Card Games' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 17 days ago, 10 May 15, 9:18pm -
  • Emailing Meaning and Formality Differences
    New Entry: 'Emailing Meaning and Formality Differences' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 21 days ago, 6 May 15, 8:22pm -
  • How to teach telephoning
    New Entry: 'How to teach telephoning' has just been added to the Articles area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 22 days ago, 6 May 15, 6:25am -
  • Travel Vocabulary & Roleplays
    New Entry: 'Travel Vocabulary & Roleplays' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 25 days ago, 2 May 15, 10:43pm -
  • Lord Mayor
    New Entry: 'Lord Mayor' has just been added to the Cockney Rhyming Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 26 days ago, 2 May 15, 7:56am -
  • That's not how ____ do it.
    New Entry: 'That's not how ____ do it.' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 26 days ago, 2 May 15, 7:54am -
  • Travel Situations Email and Telephone Roleplays
    New Entry: 'Travel Situations Email and Telephone Roleplays' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 26 days ago, 2 May 15, 7:20am -
  • This & That Slapping Game
    New Entry: 'This & That Slapping Game' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 28 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 12:41am -
  • Bugle
    New Entry: 'Bugle' has just been added to the Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 28 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 10:41pm -
  • Rock up
    New Entry: 'Rock up' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 28 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 10:40pm -
  • Language Learning Ideas- Adverbs of Frequency Discussion
    New Entry: 'Language Learning Ideas- Adverbs of Frequency Discussion' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 30 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 5:13am -
  • Phrasal Verbs - Back
    New Entry: 'Phrasal Verbs - Back' has just been added to the Quizzes & Handouts area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 33 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 7:32pm -
  • At gunpoint
    New Entry: 'At gunpoint' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 33 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 6:59pm -
  • Like + Gerund Dice Game
    New Entry: 'Like + Gerund Dice Game' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 34 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 8:08pm -
  • 14AA41
    New Entry: '14AA41' has just been added to the Chatlish area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 34 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 7:50pm -
  • Sit up
    New Entry: 'Sit up' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 34 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 7:42pm -
  • On track
    New Entry: 'On track' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 34 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 7:40pm -
  • Untitled

    - 34 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 7:37pm -
  • I saw her ____ it.
    New Entry: 'I saw her ____ it.' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 34 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 5:41pm -
  • Present Simple- Time Expressions
    New Entry: 'Present Simple- Time Expressions' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 35 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 11:23pm -
  • Social butterfly
    New Entry: 'Social butterfly' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 39 days ago, 18 Apr 15, 8:23pm -
  • Toblerone
    New Entry: 'Toblerone' has just been added to the Cockney Rhyming Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 39 days ago, 18 Apr 15, 8:21pm -
  • Business English- Negotiating phrases error correction pairwork
    New Entry: 'Business English- Negotiating phrases error correction pairwork' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 39 days ago, 18 Apr 15, 8:18pm -
  • Phrasal Verbs - Take 2
    New Entry: 'Phrasal Verbs - Take 2' has just been added to the Quizzes & Handouts area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 41 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 9:12pm -
  • Wh- Questions for Making Small Talk
    New Entry: 'Wh- Questions for Making Small Talk' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 41 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 9:05pm -
  • Telephoning- Brainstorming Dialogues
    New Entry: 'Telephoning- Brainstorming Dialogues' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 42 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 9:11pm -
  • Reach out
    New Entry: 'Reach out' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 42 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 6:25pm -
  • Meat wagon
    New Entry: 'Meat wagon' has just been added to the Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 42 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 4:52pm -
  • Scrutter
    New Entry: 'Scrutter' has just been added to the Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 42 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 4:48pm -
  • Rush in
    New Entry: 'Rush in' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 42 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 4:34pm -
  • They were unfair and took me ____ granted.
    New Entry: 'They were unfair and took me ____ granted.' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 42 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 4:30pm -
  • Subject and Object Questions- Speaking Games
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    - 43 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 10:49pm -
  • 143
    New Entry: '143' has just been added to the Chatlish area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 47 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 3:47pm -
  • Top off
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    - 47 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 3:44pm -
  • How to teach frequency expressions (adverbs of frequency etc)
    New Entry: 'How to teach frequency expressions (adverbs of frequency etc)' has just been added to the Articles area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 48 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 5:41am -
  • 86
    New Entry: '86' has just been added to the Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 48 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 11:30pm -

BBC News in Pics (Use in Class!

In pictures: Inside an Indian high court
In pictures: Inside an Indian high court
- 13 hours ago, 27 May 15, 10:22am -
Eurovision Song Contest: In pictures
Eurovision Song Contest: In pictures
- 4 days ago, 24 May 15, 10:06am -
Hoff Le/Favourite Place
Hoff Le/Favourite Place
- 5 days ago, 22 May 15, 11:06pm -
Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015
Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015
- 5 days ago, 22 May 15, 10:37pm -
In pictures: Women of Hargeisa
In pictures: Women of Hargeisa
- 6 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:03am -
How male and female bathing suits got smaller and smaller
How male and female bathing suits got smaller and smaller
- 6 days ago, 22 May 15, 8:00am -

Language Log

  • Nondifferentiation of -n and -ng
    In Shanghai, Tom Mazanec recently came across a listing for a kind of tea called Tiě Guāngyīn 铁光阴 (second from the bottom in the photo), which he thought might be a knockoff of the famous Tiě Guānyīn 铁观音. The picture was taken…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 10:48am -
  • Arirang
    "Arirang" (Hangul:  아리랑) is arguably the most famous Korean folk song.  Indeed, "Arirang" is so well-known that it is often considered to be Korea's unofficial national anthem.  Yet no one is sure when the song arose nor what the title means…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 15, 8:19am -
  • Chinese Telegraph Code (CTC)
    Michael Rank has an interesting article on Scribd entitled "Chinese telegram, 1978" (5/22/2015). It's about a 1978 telegram that he bought on eBay.  Here's a photograph: A preliminary note before providing the transcription and translation of the te…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:36am -
  • "Purple mist coming from the east" cake
    Here is an interesting picture that Francois Dube took today in a cakeshop in Yinchuan, capital of the Ningxia Hui (Muslim) Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China: Francois comments: As usual in China, the menu introduces each cake with its na…
    - 4 days ago, 24 May 15, 4:21am -
  • Marriage O'Quality
    Tweeted by Graeme Orr: Marriage O'Quality. Comhghairdeas Éire! #marriageeqaulity — Graeme Orr (@Graeme_Orr) May 23, 2015 Clicking on "View Translation", Graeme was fascinated to learn that his combination of neologism and Gaelic is actually… Rom…
    - 4 days ago, 23 May 15, 9:49pm -
  • OK Google
    A couple of days ago, I gave a talk at the Centre Cournot on the topic "Why Human Language Technology (almost) works" ("Pourquoi les technologies de la langue et du discours marchent enfin (ou presque)"), and for the introduction, I tried giving Goo…
    - 4 days ago, 23 May 15, 5:47pm -

Tech Savvy Educator

BusyTeacher.org

  • newMake Sure Your Students Are Getting What They Bargained for: 5 Tips for Teaching What Students Really Need
    Whether you have a curriculum you follow for the semester or you make class up as you go along, you need to know what to teach. Sometimes including the right content in class is tough. How do you know what your students really need to know? How do y…
    - 17 hours ago, 27 May 15, 6:28am -
  • newTeacher Appreciation: 5 Ways to Boost Your Attitude When You Need Some TLC
    We all have those not so great days. Even the most enthusiastic of teachers needs a little TLC from time to time . But sometimes we feel like taking care of our teacher selves means short changing our students, so we put ourselves last on the list.…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 May 15, 5:51am -
  • newTuning in the Feedback: 6 Strategies for Giving Students Feedback on Speaking
    It can be awkward to interrupt your students as they are speaking, whether it’s to give them good or bad feedback on their spoken language. Here are six more subtle ways to offer feedback on spoken English without interrupting your students in t .…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 May 15, 5:50am -
  • newPlay at Work: 5 Ways to Make Text Book Exercises Fun
    Text book activities are an easy go to in class. They target the specific skills students are learning, and they are right there ready to go, just open to the right page. But sometimes doing exercises from the book can be just plain boring. Students…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 May 15, 5:44am -
  • newWe Are Family: 5 Tips for Helping International Students Form Strong Friendships
    For your ESL students, friendships are essential. Many of them have travelled from home, friends, and family to study the English language in a completely different country, away from all they know. And no matter who you are, you need a support syst…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 May 15, 5:43am -
  • Basic Survival Sentences
    This worksheet contains some basic phrases to help students interact in English. It is very helpful to give to our students on their first day of class. It is also good because it will guide students who have difficulties to speak in English. It's s…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:20am -
  • Religious Groups
    This power-point presentation is related to different religions and religious groups such as: Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism. It includes some short information about each. It's appropriate for pre-intermediate and intermediate level. Enj…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:19am -
  • Colors
    This power-point presentation is helpful for reviewing the colors such as: pink, blue, green, black, yellow, brown, red and purple. It also includes question formation with "what". It is appropriate for young learners and complete beginners. Hope yo…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:18am -
  • Clothes Puzzle
    This worksheet aims at the revision of clothes through a puzzle. Young learners is known for liking puzzles and pictures. In this particular worksheet they are asked to look at different clothing items, which they will have already been taught and t…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:18am -
  • Song Worksheet: Heroes (Eurovision)
    A listening activity based on the lyrics of the song which came first in Eurovision contest 2015. The song carries a clear and positive meaning and it uses simple words and vocabulary. The missing words are  adjectives, verbs and nouns. Depending .…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:15am -
  • School, Action Verbs
    This power-point presentation is appropriate for teaching and reviewing school related action verbs such as: cutting, erasing, reading, using, etc. It's suitable for young learners. It also presents how to use present progressive and how to ask q .…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:14am -
  • How Many, Tere Is / There Are
    This power-point presentation is appropriate for teaching and practicing question formation with "How many", "There is and there are", and also it is helpful for reviewing school supplies related vocabulary items. It's suitable for young learners an…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:13am -
  • My Classroom
    This is a 2-page-worksheet for practicing "Classroom Items". It contains three activities and it is designed for elementary level. You may find it useful at the study stage of your teaching. Hope it works!
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:10am -
  • Conditional Sentences Advanced Worksheet
    It's been too long since I last uploaded something. Well, this time I bring you a worksheet about conditional sentences. The three different conditionals are explained and there are exercises for each of them. The exercises are very diverse; you'll…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:09am -
  • Passive Role-play: Blame It on Your Dog
    This worksheet is a fun role-play to practice the passive voice (either past simple passive or present perfect passive). Students are to play a role of an infuriated parent, boss or teacher and a delinquent child, who has to think of excuses.&nbs .…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:08am -
  • Song Worksheet: Million Voices by Polina Gagarina (Eurovision 2015)
    This beautiful song performed by Russian singer Polina Gagarina is represented at the contest "Eurovision 2015". It is about faith in future, friendship of all peoples and world peace. In this worksheet students should fill in the blanks, make up th…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:07am -
  • Quiz on India
    This worksheet can be used to find out how much your students know about the country India. There are 11 mixed questions that students must answer. This is also a good exercise to practice research skills. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.c…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:04am -
  • Quiz on China
    This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. It can be used to find out how much your students know about the country: China. There are 11 mixed questions that students must answer including true or false, circle the correct answer, a…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:04am -
  • Song Worksheet: Born This Way by Lady Gaga
    A nice song to work with pre-intermediate sts to warm up or finish the class in a relaxed way. It has activities such as gap-filling and putting the lines in order. It contains a lot of vocabulary to work with sts beforehand. It goes rather quickly…
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  • Daily Routines Worksheet for Kids
    This worksheet is made for children around 6-8 years old to review daily routines vocabulary and telling the time. This worksheet contains three activities: 1. The teacher has to randomly name the daily routines that appear in the worksheet ...
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  • Movie Worksheet: Modern Family
    This worksheet is good to do something different in your class. Your students can watch this episode of Modern Family and complete this worksheet. In this worksheet you will find different types of activities: finding adjectives, correcting mistakes…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:00am -
  • Countable Nouns (Easy Explanation + Exercises PPT)
    This is a powerpoint presentation which provides easy and clear explanation of countable and uncountable nouns. In the end, there are interactive exercises. I am sure this activity will clear out any doubt students may have had throughout their lear…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 9:57am -
  • Song Worksheet: Hold Me Up by Conrad Sewell
    This song is one of my favorite which has such a good meaning. I'm sure this will help with listening skills. Students need just to fill in the gaps with the vocabulary they hear from the song and re-order some of the lyrics. This song is ea ...
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  • Simple Holidays Worksheet
    A super simple worksheet for complete beginners. It contains a basic vocabulary (transport, places to stay, things that are used on holidays and useful verbs in past simple). The aim of the worksheet is to give ss hints for speaking about their holi…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 9:54am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish (Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech)
    This is a video based activity for the final class of the year or the end of the course. Students first need to learn what a commencement speech is. Then as an example they watch the video, do the activities and write and present their own speech.&n…
    - 3 days ago, 25 May 15, 9:53am -
  • Demonstrative Pronouns
    This is a worksheet to practice demonstrative pronouns. Students look at the picture and, considering the distance between the objects and the girl, write sentences using this, that, these, those. They can also practise these pronouns orally before…
    - 8 days ago, 20 May 15, 2:18am -
  • The Body Parts
    This worksheet contains an activity in which the students are asked to look at the picture and write the body parts; cheek, neck, finger, foot, stomach, toe, and knee. It is appropriate for elementary level, particularly kids. You may find it useful…
    - 8 days ago, 20 May 15, 2:17am -
  • Grammar:Present Simple, Continuous, Past Simple and Used To
    This is a worksheet for practicing the grammar of present simple, present continuous, past simple, and used to. It includes two activities. First, the students are asked to use some cues to write answers. Secondly, they are asked to make questions.…
    - 8 days ago, 20 May 15, 2:16am -
  • Getting Ready for Page One: 9 Things You Can Do Before Your Students Read
    Don’t lead your ESL students into page-one panic. Help them get ready to read that long or longer passage with one of these nine pre-reading strategies . They won’t take a lot of effort on your part, but they will make a huge difference in ...
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  • The Best Things Come in Small Packages: 9 Best Reasons to Teach a Small Class
    I’ve never really been able to determine my own class size, and I think that’s pretty typical among ESL teachers. Some classes have been larger, and others smaller, but all of them have been assigned by my supervisors. And if I’m hon ...
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  • Once the Book Is Closed: 9 Follow-up Activities for Reading Passages
    We all know how important it is to get our students ready to read. If we don’t prepare them for what they will find between the pages, their comprehension will decrease and their stress will increase. But as important as it is to do activities b .…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 8:56am -
  • 10 Ways to Make Your Lesson Planning Easier by Using Worksheets in Class
    When it comes to worksheets, opinions run the gamut. Some teachers love them and use them in class and for homework every day. Other teachers are not so keen on copies, and they prefer to use more organic strategies for teaching. But like everything…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 8:49am -
  • Choose Your Own Vocabulary: 3 Simple Ways to Give Students Input on What They Learn
    Vocabulary is one of the most useful parts of the English language. Even if someone knows all the rules of pronunciation and grammar, without knowing what individual words mean, they will not be able to communicate with other English speakers. Perha…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 8:43am -
  • Musical Instruments
    This power-point presentation is appropriate for showing and introducing musical instruments such as: guitar, violin, trumpet, drum, piano, flute, daf, accordion, etc to our students. It can be suitable for any level especially for elementary studen…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:59am -
  • Present Simple vs Present Continuous
    In this worksheet students have to complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets. Then they are asked to match the sentences to the pictures. This worksheet is good for practicing and revising present simple and present cont…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:57am -
  • Let's Go Shopping
    This powerpoint presentation icludes different types of shops with real pictures. You can use it to introduce new vocabulary, to chek if students know any types of shops, it can also be used to practice spelling. Types of shops: a supermarket, a flo…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:56am -
  • Emotional Reported Speech
    This is a game to pracice reported speech. Students have to take one "tell-card" and one "adverb" card and then say one or two sentences (about what is written on the card) emotionally, trying to express the feeling of the adverb even if the meaning…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:55am -
  • A Creature
    This is a PDF file containing four clip arts in which the learners of English as a second language are asked to look and write the name of each of the creatures for each definitions. There is also a section in which the students are supposed to draw…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:51am -
  • Song Worksheet: I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
    This song has different exercises for developing listening skills. Students will have to identify the sound of words to match halves, complete sentences with pronouns and possessive adjectives, put lines in order and cross out the extra words. A lot…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:50am -
  • Jobs
    This handout can be used to introduce students to new vocabulary or as a revision. It can be a handout for speaking activities. You can ask students about their future plans, job opportunities, the most desirable or well-paid jobs. It's great for di…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:48am -
  • Each vs Every
    This is a powerpoint presentation to help teach the difference between each and every. I use it to highlight that we generally use each to express the idea of one by one, to emphasize individuality whereas we usually use every when we consider thing…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:48am -
  • Song Worksheet: I Believe I Can Fly by R.Kelly
    A worksheet with lyrics to 'I Believe I Can Fly' by R.Kelly for intermediate students. Students are to fill in the gaps and to put the lines of the chorus in the correct order. Key: 1) go on, 2) nothing, 3) love, 4) can do it,&nbsp ...
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  • Present Simple Affirmative and Negative Form Practice
    Two undemanding grammarl tasks useful for pactising the present simple tense. Students have to fill in the gaps with negative forms or use  the given verb to make an affirmative or negative form of present simple. It can be a short reinforcement .…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:44am -
  • Spelling Game- Outdoor Activities
    This worksheet is appropriate for young learners reviewing outdoor activities related vocabulary items and also the present progressive tense. Print out each card and fold the score part, then stick them on the board, divide the class into two group…
    - 9 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:42am -
  • Bingo Сards- Months, Days
    This worksheet is related to days of the week and months of the year vocabulary items. All you have to do is, print out and cut each bingo card and hand them out to the students, then you say each word randomly. A student who crosses all the words i…
    - 13 days ago, 14 May 15, 5:42pm -
  • Exercise Gogo Unit 9: How Many Are There?
    If you use Gogo series to teach your students, especially unit 9 "How many are there?", you will need it. The students have to write the answers, including numbers and plural nouns, to the question "What are they?" and "How many are there?". Also, t…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:44am -
  • Questions Words Worksheet
    A fill in the blank exercise for practicing the questions words. Students read the answers and decide which question word is adequate. The tenses are mixed. This helps ss to identify the question word according to the posible answers. It is a word f…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:42am -
  • Be Allowed to, Be Able to Triple Hit (Game)
    Grammar exercise: teacher or pupil writes a sentence (from the grid) on the backside of the board. Pupils guess by making sentences. If he/she does one part rightly -it's a hit. If he/she does two parts - it's a double hit with all three parts - .…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:41am -
  • Divide into Three Groups Cards
    Cute cards with pizza slices on them that will help you to divide your class into three (or two if you eliminate one of the pizza types) groups quickly and in a fun way. Afterwards you can also ask to create a name for their pizzas and add some e .…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:38am -
  • Speaking Club on American Culture Lesson Plan
    Ready to go lesson plan for a 2-3 hours (depending on the number of children) meeting of a speaking club. Children create a joke, a meme, present their own school club, invent a new brand and film a commercial at the end of the meeting. Suits a mixe…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:37am -
  • Song Worksheet: Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars
    This nice modern song will help students to improve their skill of listening. I use it as tense and pronouns revision. It can be useful to relax students after a difficult grammar work. Before the work with lyrics you can discuss the video of this s…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:36am -
  • 3 Days in Toronto: Suggested Itineraries
    This class involves reading, writing and speaking skills. Students are supposed to read the website page that shows options of travel packages, choose the ones they consider interesting and build an itinerary (considering the amount of money they ha…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:35am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Underwater Astonishments
    A worksheet to complete after/while watching the video Underwater Astonishments from TED.com Includes the transcript in which the student much choose the correct preposition, a vocabulary matching activity and a phrasal verb concept check. Good f .…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:34am -
  • English Lesson - What Is the Question? (3)
    This resource was created for primary/elementary students. It is a critical thinking worksheet: What's the question? Students are asked to read the answers and think of appropriate questions for each one. There are nine answers. This worksheet was c…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:33am -
  • English Lesson - What Is the Question? (2)
    This resource was created for primary/elementary students. It is a critical thinking worksheet: What's the question? Students are asked to read the answers and think of appropriate questions for each one. There are nine answers. This worksheet was c…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:33am -
  • English Lesson - What Is the Question? (1)
    This resource was created for primary/elementary students. It is a critical thinking worksheet: What's the question? Students are asked to read the answers and think of appropriate questions for each one. There are nine answers. This worksheet was c…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:32am -
  • Food Idioms
    This worksheet contains a number of food idioms and expressions that students have to complete with the correct food item, and then a gapfill activity where they must choose the correct expression. Could be used as an extension of food/cooking le .…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:31am -
  • Past and Future Mixed Tenses Review - Upper Intermediate
    These two worksheets review mixed past and future tenses using two stories. They both feature examples at the top of each to help the student figure out in which instance each tense should be used. Good for upper intermediate students as a review. C…
    - 14 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:30am -
  • House and Home Idioms
    This is a worksheet used to accompany topics on house and home. It features several popular phrasal verbs/idioms/proverbs and includes a gapfill exercise to check understanding. I have used this to accompany sections of an FCE book that deal with .…
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Simple English News

  • Don’t We Need English Anymore?
    Listen here Skype a computer communications application, introduces a new interpreting service Skype – Translator. Currently up to 50 languages can be automatically translated as chat messages are typed. Additionally Skype can, in almost real time,…
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  • Language Tip: Who, Whom, What, Which, Whose, How Much, How Many, That
    QUESTION – WORD who – only with humans whom – only with humans what (which) – only with things which of – with both humans and things whose how much how many Who can come? Everybody can come. Whom (who) did you meet there? I met Peter there…
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  • A Man With a Big Heart – Christiano Ronaldo
    Listen here The famous Portuguese football megastar has donated 7 million Euros to help Nepal in an emergency relief operation. This relatively poor Himalayan country was struck by a devastating earthquake last month. The epicentre was located at the…
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  • Can an Economic Crisis Make Us Fatter?
    Listen here Would you expect people to become overweight when, in difficult economic times, they have to struggle hard? Under such dire economic circumstances people purchase cheaper, lower quality food, often containing unhealthy additives. This may…
    - 27 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 5:12pm -
  • Do You Know New English Words? – Part 3

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  • Essential Tips on How to Lose Your Facebook Friends
    Liste here Don’t forget – change your cover image regularly, just like clockwork. Don’t stop adding your selfies. The best option is to do it everyday. Keep all your friends informed about every single triviality, the ordinary boring things fro…
    - 41 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 10:23pm -
  • Steam Locomotive Competition in Zvolen
    Listen here Every year locomotives steam in to the city of Zvolen to compete in this very popular event. The engines come to this central Slovakian railway marshalling yard from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland and Great Britain. The c…
    - 65 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 5:29pm -
  • Language Tip: Prepositions, Conjunctions
    PREPOSITIONS - always “on” with days and dates They will come on Monday. The English exams will be held on January 15. - always “at” with time reference I will be there at 5 o’clock. They brought it at 6 a.m. – “in” when we wish to sa…
    - 72 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 6:21pm -
  • Adidas and Puma Were Founded By Two Brothers
    Listen here – Intermediate level Adidas and Puma are synonymous as manufacturers of sports footwear, apparel and equipment. These trademarks are recognised worldwide as the leading innovative sports brands. Adolf Dresler started a successful compan…
    - 86 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 5:46pm -

Oxford University Press (ELT Blog)

  • Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 3) – Web Tools for Writing
    Magali Trapero Turrent is an ELT Editor at Oxford University Press, Mexico. She is the co-author of several books published by OUP as well as a teacher and former OUP Educational Services teacher trainer. In her posts, she shares her … Continue rea…
    - 5 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:09pm -
  • Continuing language learning: the role of L1 literacy in secondary L2 language and literacy development
    Many secondary second language learners face numerous challenges as they develop language and literacy in a second language at the same time they are learning subject area content in that second language. Fortunately, L1 academic literacy is not sepa…
    - 9 days ago, 18 May 15, 7:52pm -
  • Mexico Teacher’s Day: The Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century
    Lysette Taplin is an experienced English language teacher, editor and author of a number of ELT materials. Ahead of this year’s Teacher’s Day in Mexico, she discusses the changing role of the teacher and the implementation of digital tools in ……
    - 12 days ago, 15 May 15, 5:44pm -
  • Helping students to organise their ideas in writing tasks
    In January we asked over 450 teachers from around the world to vote for the biggest writing challenge they face in their classroom. Since then we’ve dedicated a month to each of the top three voted for challenges with a … Continue reading →
    - 14 days ago, 13 May 15, 6:16pm -
  • Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 2)
    Magali Trapero Turrent is an ELT Editor at Oxford University Press, Mexico. She is the co-author of several books published by OUP as well as a teacher and former OUP Educational Services teacher trainer. In her posts, she shares her … Continue rea…
    - 20 days ago, 7 May 15, 4:56pm -
  • Teaching a lesson with e-books
    Have you ever used e-books in your English classroom? Stacey Hughes, our Professional Development Services teacher trainer, tried out a lesson with adult learners using an e-book on the Oxford Learner’s Bookshelf. Watch the video below to see how s…
    - 21 days ago, 6 May 15, 6:34pm -

ELTjam

  • What we’re reading
    We’ve been lucky to get a slew of great guest blo […]
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  • Notes from the oil tanker
    Few words have been so prevalent in ELT as 'EdTech' and it has not been unusual to attend conferences where perhaps more than half of the talks on the schedule made at least some reference to the impending digital disruption sweeping into our sector…
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  • Reflections on Innovate ELT
    Last week's Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona owed much of  its success to the incredible delegates so naturally we turned to them for a write up. Keen blogger Adam Beale reflects on his experience for us.
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  • Knewton and ELTjam: exploring the potential of adaptive learning in ELT
    At last weekend’s Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona, […]
    - 12 days ago, 15 May 15, 9:10pm -
  • What we’re reading
    This week there have been a slew of posts following the […]
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  • Another round up of Indie ELT books
    Since our last round up, more self-published and small […]
    - 13 days ago, 14 May 15, 6:58pm -

Teach English Online

  • Six Ways to Build Trust with English Learners Online
    Let’s say you have a website, you know your lessons are valuable, and you have a marketing plan that will bring English learners onto your site and social media channels. It all sounds great, but…. You won’t get paying learners/customers if yo…
    - 5 days ago, 22 May 15, 11:56pm -
  • Three Amazing Apps for Online Teachers (Part Two)
    A few months back, I wrote an article looking at the benefits of using Evernote, Asana, and LastPass as an online teacher. Since then, I have started using other useful applications, and today I want to share three that I’m sure you’re going to…
    - 13 days ago, 14 May 15, 11:04pm -
  • Building a New Brand for English Learners (and Why I Started Again)
    Last autumn, I stopped posting content for English learners on the website I started back in 2010. The reason? I was going in a different direction with my teaching and wanted to build a new brand that matched this. I created my first site, JDA Engl…
    - 19 days ago, 9 May 15, 1:06am -
  • Why Email Marketing Is so Powerful (and How You Can Get Started)
      Over the past two years, email has been at the center of my online marketing efforts for my different brands. But just like designing my site with WordPress, it took me a while to take the plunge and start building an email list. I’m not sure wh…
    - 40 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 11:37pm -
  • How to Create Videos: The Equipment and Tools You Need
      With my YouTube Channels, social media profiles, and online courses, I’ve made around 200 videos over the last 12 months. And in this post, I’m going to talk about the equipment and tools I use, along with alternatives to suit every budget. A…
    - 48 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 11:56pm -
  • Why You Should Put Yourself Out There as an Online Teacher (And How to Overcome this Fear)
      Are you nervous about putting yourself out there as an online teacher? If so, you’re not alone. I speak to a lot of English teachers who want to move online, but fear is holding them back. I know how inhibiting this can be: it affected me for a…
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