I made this PPT presentation and used this worksheet in class. 16 10-16 year-old students from Kazakhstan, Italy, Spain, France and Portugal were touched after this 45′ lesson.
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Verissimo Toste, an Oxford teacher trainer, looks at how technology can enhance a student’s ability to learn a language.
I’m interested in how technology enhances a student’s ability to learn a language. Resources are plentiful, but incorporating them into the classroom is not always easy. So when I saw the “Headway Phrase-a-day” app by Oxford University Press, I became curious as to how it would help students enhance their learning.
Students get a phrase a day, such as “You’re pulling my leg”. To help them understand the phrase there is a picture, a sample sentence, and a similar expression that is easier, in this case, “You’re teasing me”. Students can search for a phrase, add certain phrases to their list of favourites, and play some games based on the phrases they have already learned.
All very well so far, but, how could a teacher use this to help…
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We know teachers can find it hard to make time to plan their lessons, or to manage their classes both in and out of the classroom, so Shaun Wilden has compiled a list of his top 10 free apps to help make your planning more productive and time-efficient. You may also find some of our apps for learning English useful.
Over the last year there has been a large growth in the number of apps aimed at educators. There are now apps that can do everything from helping you plan your lesson to helping you take attendance. Though your school might not yet be ready to move into a paperless world; given you are likely to be carrying your mobile device with you to and from school there are a number that can make your life easier.
The apps I have chosen are ones you can use with a class…
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We’ve taken a look at the free apps available this week and have listed iTunes information together with download links.
We’ve also thrown in some extra apps which are free today and worth downloading.
Some of these apps are free ONLY UNTIL 10 p.m. (U.S. CDT) on 02/15/13 so don’t delay!
A great grammar book for Advanced and Proficiency Level Students is MASTERMIND USE OF ENGLISH – REVISED published by Burlington Books. This is the Grammar book I use with my students in order to get them prepared for the Proficiency exam, either Cambridge or Michigan.
What I ‘ve just discovered is that there is some extra really helpful material here for the teacher to use when teaching some specific units of the book! I will definitely use it from now on!