Sunday, March 2, 2014

ELC Study Zone

ELC Study Zone is a project kept by the University of Victoria's English Language Centre with the support of the Continuing Studies Department. Divided in five levels (Upper Beginner, Lower Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced) you will find lessons and interactive activities that display a feedback message. There are themed reading exercises and a grammar index. Every level has a topic with some lessons and exercises related to it. According to the website it was designed for adult learners but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. Choose anyone and start to master your grammar, reading and vocabulary skills! Link

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

American English Online

 
 American English Online is a "website for professionals abroad teaching English as a foreign language" from the Office of English Language Programs managed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. This website provides material resources for English teachers and learners worldwide. There are three main sections with selected resources: Teach - you can find lessons plans, essential bibliography, teacher training materials, classroom activities (holidays, songs, and links to Voice of America), and a bunch of Content-based Instruction materials. Learn - that's the place for games and grammar, multimedia learning, reference material and specific content to Young Learners, and a collection of resources for English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Culture - here you'll see articles on American life, English Teahing Forum (a quarterly journal with article exploring American culture), Civil Society, U.S. History, Art, and Music. Leap at the chance to develop your teaching skills. Link

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

GCFLearnFree.org - Reading

Learn to Read English Online at GCFLearnFree.org (provided by Goodwill Community Foundation International) is one of the topics of this awesome website full of content and interactivity totally free. You will find Computers, Math and Job Skills resources as well. On the Reading section there are videos and games to help you master the top 1,000 most frequently used words in the English language. The Activities (Letter Explorer, Word Explorer, Text Explorer, Word Videos, and much more!) are very attractive to do with sounds and pictures. They are divided into categories like Action, Basic Conversation, Buildings, Food, People, Transport and others. "The goal of the Reading program is to help adults at all levels become more proficient readers." You can also create an account so your progress will be registered. Explore this impressive learning source right now! Link

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Onestopenglish

One of the best sites for English Teachers I've ever known:  full of resources, lessons, articles, tips, audio, video and flashcards (over 7,000 resources). Its totally reliable content is published by Macmillan English Campus, part of the Macmillan Education Group. You can find many topics including ESP (English for Specific Purposes), ESOL ( English for Speakers of Other Languages), CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), and others like GRAMMAR, SKILLS, GAMES, TEENAGERS and BUSINESS as well. I suggest you to become a member so you will have full access to the Staff Room (thousands of worksheets). Keep your teaching up-to-date with this wonderful expert team of writers and authors. Link

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

English 2.0 - Social Network

             As part of my studies in the field of Computer-assisted Language Teaching at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) I've been developing this project aimed to connect English teachers striving to use Learning Technologies and Web 2.0 tools. I've started running this project in a closed-beta (by invitation only) mode. English 2.0 is designed to work as a meeting place for English Language Teachers. The main goal  is to develop our Digital Literacy and discuss the application of these tools in the classroom. What toos are suitable for teaching English? How can Web 2.0 tools be used properly? How to develop Critical Thinking and Autonomy in our learners? The answers to these questions may be found there. All you have to do is to get involved. Join us!! Here's the invitation: Link

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cambridge - Interchange Arcade

Interchange is a four-level course for young-adults and adults developed by Jack C. Richards. It is  the world's most succesful series published by Cambridge. Interchange focuses on International communication and presents its content using real-world topics. The Interchange Arcade is an excellent extension and revision material. There you can download all the audio files used with the books. From Intro to Book Three there are several activities like matching, unscramble, fill in, multiple choice, and crosswords. All of these activities practice  listening, grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills. Don't miss it! Link

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lessons for Living Well

Lessons for Living Well - Fast Food: Healthy Choices was developed by the San Diego Community College District, Continuing Education Adult ESL Program, in partnership with the Sacramento County Office of Education's Internet and Media Services department. It is the online student component of Eating Well, Living Well: Nutrition Education for Adult ESL. Nice way to learn how to keep your boby healthy. Learn how much sugar, fat and salt you can eat. You'll learn the key words related to fast food through an opening video and further practice with reading and quiz activities. Eat better, Feel better, Live better! Link

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