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Supporting EFL Classroom

It is now 12 years old – EFL Classroom 2.0.  Daily, without missing a day, wherever I am in the world, I check in. I check in and upload content, vet content, edit content, work on site design, attend to member messages, send emails and...

Gif Lingua Gets Going ….

I’m working hard with developers and content editors to build Gif Lingua –  a platform harnessing the enormous power of gif images as a “learning object”. Sign up for private beta access. Teachers will be able to instantly make gif books and download as powerpoints to...

5 Card Flickr – Storytelling….

Yesterday on twitter, I was pinged and asked about “Storyboards”. I offered my own collected resources, including Story Dominoes. Both fine resources with photos which students can use to either tell or write a story. A wonderful activity (and always make sure to get students...

EnglishCentral: What’s coming. Part II

This continues the first post about forthcoming changes to EnglishCentral – the website that gets students motivated through authentic video and speaking. EnglishCentral I must admit, is slowly becoming a powerful “video corpus”. Imagine taming the unruly thing that is youtube so that it might...

The Proust Questionnaire in the EFL Classroom

Last week, I made a simple flash presentation for teachers that list all the questions used in Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire. Also, listed the resources I’ve made for pairs to use the questionnaire (it is a kind of “reading role play” where one person is a...

The #1 …. site for debate materials

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. True Tube I’ve been on TrueTube since the beginning and watched it flourish as a go to site for great, critical content for educational use. In the beginning, a one woman show, now a...

CDLP – a wonderful adult listening site

CDLP – The California Distance Learning Project, is one of the many governmental sites leading the way towards free online learning resources. It doesn’t have a lot of “flash” but it has an abundance of semi authentic materials with audio and extra vocabulary study. Excellent...

Abracadabra – Self Directed Learning

One thing that I’m very convinced of, is the notion that us teachers are “motivators”. It is our job to motivate our students, to lead our students towards becoming self directed learners, learning for themselves, intrinsically. Oh sure, we have to do all the regular...

Sen Teacher – using materials for the disabled.

Sen Teacher is the bomb! The last few years I’ve been acquainting myself with special education and also finding that so many special ed. techniques/tools/methods really work well with language learning. Same with websites, they offer a plethora of resources for use in our classroom....

Woices – travel, record, listen …

Woices – travel, record, listen …

Woices is Wonderful! It is a fairly new site which enables teachers or students to roam and listen to authentic audio about different places. Even download it for classroom use! Basically, you browse a google map, find a region of the world you want to...

The #1 …(way to do a Needs Analysis)

The #1 …(way to do a Needs Analysis)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Wall Wisher Wallwisher is a place where students can go and put up “post it notes” about a topic. I can think of many ways to use Wallwisher with students but none better than...

Quizlet now has voice recognition for student practice!

I’ve started up our long dormant Quizlet flashcard group. Even make your own flashcards and share them (use our ID/PW – eflclassroom/eflclassroom.     I also highly recommend all the Quizlet quizzes on Gif Lingua.  For any book, click “Study” and then “Quizlet”. They have...

The #1 (website for YLs vocabulary)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. KinderSay There are so many great websites for teaching young learners. See a list of my own below (culled from my big list, also attached). However, after our own resources here (always got to...

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