In this first episode of Twitionary Jason Levine aka Fluency MC and Mau Buchler aka Tripppin join Kay Alexander to find the correct definition of new words. Continue reading Twitionary Episode 1 – Twipocrite, Sarchasm, Floordrobe, Texticle and winkling
We all like music and this is something we cannot deny. Classical music, pop, rock, folklore… we have a huge variety to choose. And the use of songs and music in the classroom is widely common among most language teachers. When using a song, we teachers usually prepare vocabulary, grammar, or listening exercises. I remember learning English in my language school and filling the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb to be (yes, rather easy ☺)
Music helps our students to relax, to be more confident about the exercise we aim, and we can do a lot of exercises after listening, from asking what the song is about to making a lip-dub.
The following is a list of top 5 TV shows that I believe are useful to helping students improve their English:
In the second part of ELT goes to the Movies, Maria Ines explains how to make an English class more fun & how to motivate and engage students through games. Continue reading ELT Goes to the Movies #2 – Why should it be boring?
I have been teaching English for almost five years now. I taught students in both China and Canada. The one method I enjoy teaching English the most is by way of telling jokes. When one usually lectures or teaches you never really know if the student fully understands what is being spoken or taught.
Whenever I explain the lesson through a joke I know the students get the point when I hear them laughing. I find laughter to be a confirmation that the student has fully acknowledged what has been taught to them.
In the first part of ELT Goes to the Movies María explains the challenge English teachers are facing and the advantages of using films in class. Continue reading ELT Goes to the Movies #1 – Advantages of Using Films in Class
Hopefully you have been developing the habit of keeping an MP3 with you and finding times to let it play throughout your normal day. Continue reading English KISS Episode 4 – Me and my MP3
I hope that “English Vinglish” can deliver what we as teachers cannot, that it captures your story as a learner and complete the language healing. Continue reading English Vinglish Captures the Story of a Language Learner
If you are looking for movies, TV shows or music videos with subtitles to learn a language you really need to check out Viki. Continue reading Viki is a Treasure Trove of Subtitled Movies and TV Shows