viernes, 21 de abril de 2017

#EarthDay

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace was proposed. First held in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. It is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement. Since then many people participate worldwide on Earth Day in various events to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Some resources to celebrate Earth Day (activities, lesson plans, lessons, videos, printables...) with your students:

http://www.earthday.org/ (Earth Day Network)

martes, 18 de abril de 2017

dreamreader.net (@dreamreader.net)

Free online English reading practice for learners created by Neil Millington, an EFL instructor with over 15 years of experience in the field of language education, to help teachers find freely available resources and for students to improve their reading skills. The website is updated regularly with new content.


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miércoles, 12 de abril de 2017

Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

If you are interested in children's literature of the late 19th century, we recommend that you enter the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature (University of Florida Digital Collections), where you will find more than 6,000 titles searchable by subject, author, title, topic, etc.

You can also download XML versions and read the books with comfortable reader views.

lunes, 10 de abril de 2017

Martha`s True Stories

Martha’s True Stories is based on Martha Speaks, an animated series and interactive website on PBS KIDS. It introduces kids ages 4-7 to the world of nonfiction through interactive books where they can read along with Martha as they learn vocabulary skills.Martha's True Stories are divided into four STEM categories: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (environment, technology, inventions and measuring).

Within each category, you'll find two nonfiction stories about the topic, plus another kind of nonfiction "text" (instructions, recipe, a made-up website, and so on). You can review the words using the Word Bones interactive glossary. There is also a short vocabulary quiz for each story or text, that will help reinforce the new vocabulary and concepts.

A parents guide and a teachers guide are also available.

sábado, 8 de abril de 2017

Englishwsheets.com

ESL printable grammar worksheets, exercises, handouts, quizzes, tests, activities, teaching and learning English resources, materials, explanations and lessons.

Website created by Mehmet Gül, a Turkish English teacher, for the use of English language learners and teachers from all over the world.

miércoles, 5 de abril de 2017

Songlyrics.com

It's great to use songs in the class. Songs are often used in the ESL classroom to learn new vocabulary and expressions, and to consolidate concepts that they have already learnt. Songs help recognize sound patterns and words of a foreign language in a motivating way.

Songlyrics.com offers thousands of song lyrics searchable by artist and genre. Music news and songs and albums reviews are also available. In fact, it is one of the largest entertainment sites and one of the most complete lyrics databases in the world.


sábado, 1 de abril de 2017

April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. An April Fool joke is revealed by shouting "April fool!" at the recipient, who becomes the "April fool".

These are a few April Fools' Day resources and teaching ideas you can use to bring this celebration into your class:

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Hoaxes.org: http://hoaxes.org/

Story Starters

Stories are important in education and in language learning. 

Story Starters is a fun interactive tool aimed at engaging children and inspiring them to write by serving up hundreds of writing prompts in creative combinations. Three main themes (Adventure, Fantasy, or Sci-Fi) are available. 

Story Starters gives ideas for character, plot, and setting. Students may choose to use the notebook, letter, newspaper, or postcard templates for their writing and may choose to include a drawing with their story.

jueves, 23 de marzo de 2017

LearnEnglishFeelGood.com

Online grammar quizzes. A good place to practice and improve your knowledge of English Grammar.

The quizzes come in three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The topics covered include verb tenses, phrasal verbs, articles, prepositions, noun clauses, adjectives, adverbs...

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Using English for Academic Purposes @UEfAP

Amazing guide by Andy Gillet, English language and educational consultant. The objective of this resource is to help students in Higher Education learn some of the linguistic and cultural practices involved in studying or working through the medium of English.

Introduction (video): 

sábado, 18 de marzo de 2017

Playphrase.me

The purpose of PlayPhrase.me service is to learn English using TV series.

It allows you to search for specific phrases in a database of video clips from popular films and TV shows, like an online corpus of authentic spoken English.

PlayPhrase can be used as a cool tool to practice listening discrimination or to present new vocabulary while using authentic speech.

miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

Lingorank

Short lessons around great talks (TED...) to improve English listening skills, vocabulary and grammar while learning about interesting topics.

A tool to help intermediate and upper-intermediate students of English. It allows you to carry out searches according to level, speech speed, duration and content.

More information in Spanish.

domingo, 12 de marzo de 2017

Mrs. O's House. Problem Based Learning

Mrs. O's House is dedicated to providing information and engaging activities. The activities cover a wide variety of topics and offer many levels of difficulty. 

This section provides teachers with PBL ideas. It makes use of online resources to enrich a broad set of topics Students will actively explore real world problems in order to acquire a deeper knowledge.


martes, 7 de marzo de 2017

The English Consistent Confusion Corpus

The English Consistent Confusion Corpus is a large-scale collection of noise induced British English speech misperceptions. These misperceptions have been elicited by asking listeners to transcribe English words mixed with complex noise backgrounds.

The corpus has been distilled from over 300,000 listener responses and includes responses to over 9,000 individual noisy speech tokens. Of these, more than 3,000 passed the condition of minimal consistency where at least 6 of the listeners reported the same incorrect response.


The ECCC can be downloaded as a zip file. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

More information on:

sábado, 4 de marzo de 2017

Useful Expressions in English

Very useful IH Bristol’s extensive list of commonly used English expressions available for free to beginners up to advanced users. 

The topics are ordered alphabetically and the list also provides detailed explanations on how to use those expressions.

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miércoles, 1 de marzo de 2017

Easy Science For Kids

EasySciencieForKids.com is a free online resource for tutors, teachers, parents and educators where young kids learn about sciencie (animals, plants, human body, Earth, technology, biographies through articles, science worksheets, downloadable activity sheets, interactive science quizzes, experiment tips and ideas, videos...)


domingo, 26 de febrero de 2017

6 Minute English

BBC Learning English, as part of the BBC World Service, has been teaching English since 1943, offering free audio, video and text materials to learners around the world.

One of the resources provided by BBC Learning English is 6 Minute English, a free tool for learners interested in improving their English listening skills. Audios and texts can be downloaded.

This weekly podcast is published every Thursday. Useful If you don’t feel ready to listen to a full radio program for native English speakers.


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On Google Play:

jueves, 23 de febrero de 2017

Short Stories

Short story section at East of the web. You can browse the library by genre (children's, crime, fiction, horror, humor, nonfiction, romance, sci-fi) or search it for a title, author or keyword. 

Clicking on an author's name lists all their stories along with further information and links. Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.

Double clicking on any word in a story will bring up a dictionary definition along with an audio pronunciation of the word.

Visit:

domingo, 19 de febrero de 2017

Yummly

The following resource gives you an opportunity to practise your culinary English and to learn how to give instructions in English for a real-life activity like cooking.

Yummly is a mobile app and website that provides recipe recommendations personalized to the individual's tastes, semantic recipe search, a digital recipe box among other services.


martes, 14 de febrero de 2017

Science of Kissing

Why do we kiss? 

On St Valentine's Day an explanation from a scientific perspective. A very stimulating video. 

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