The 22nd ESL / EFL / ELL Blog Carnival
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Lots to chew on, digest and think about. STERLING! Get yourself a coffee and slowly savor these. We had a record turnout!
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The 22nd EFL / ESL / ELL Blog Carnival!
- Annie’s Corner – Speed Reading Game
A great description of a very motivating reading game for young learners. There is video included of the students in action!
- ED Week – Barrera the listener?
Mary Ann Zehr wonders if Rosalinda B. Barrera, the director of the office of English-language acquisition for the U.S. Department of Education, will move beyond being in a listening mode. I’m wondering too. What do you think about her?
- Teacher’s Talk – EFL 2.0
David tells us what he knows now but wished he’d of known 20 years ago when he first started teaching English.
- English Raven – Scene It, Open Source Materials
The English Raven does what he does very best – describing how teachers can develop and share their materials online. Download his treasure chest of templates and expert examples.
- Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day – Best Sites for free Voluntary Reading
Larry gives us a wealth of sites where students and teachers can find free reading material and support – to support the notion of extensive reading and SSR.
- A Journey in TEFL – The song, “I Will Survive”
Eva, in celebration of Int. Woman’s Day, gives us ways to teach and use the classic song, “I Will Survive” with our students. Practical and helpful as always.
- EnglishCentral – History and Developments from the CEO
On their new language blog, Alan Schwartz, the CEO, talks about how EnglishCentral came into being and also what is planned in the future.
- Accent Reduction Blog
David Berlin talks in a video podcast, about an American conversation taboo.
- Nik Peachey
Nik discusses in two blog posts: 1. Using the ipad in our teaching 2. Screencast tutorials for learning about tech teaching
- Quirky Momma
Rachel outlines how teachers can use word cards to help students learn to read. A very important topic / technique!
- Sabrina’s Weblogl
Sabrina shows us some examples of her student’s work highlighting “name anagrams” and an “all about them lesson” approach.
- Radical Language Blog – 10 tips for language learning.
Rliberni gives some excellent “musts” that all should practice to be “a good language student”.
- Lectograph: Yielding, Culture and Language Loss
Daniel writes an extensive and reflective post about his adult students and the struggles they have adapting to American culture. Also the implications for our teaching. Great videos too!
- The Spelling Blog
Johanna discusses the pros and cons of giving spelling tests and offers a list of very wise suggestions!
- Jerry’s ESL Buffet – “used to”
Jerry offers up a plethora of ideas, links, resources for teaching this very difficult language point.
- World Teacher: Field Trips for Students
Andrea gives some great advice about taking students out of the classroom and into the real world. A must read for those thinking about doing this!
- When Tech Met ED – Vocabulary Class using 21st century tools
Cheridy shows off her advanced students amazing creations using some very nifty tech tools. In particular, using Glogster.
- Kimchi A Go Go: So tired…. of the fail!l
Zenbone outlines the trials and tribulations of teaching – in a very personal and reflective post. Please drop by the blog and send some good cheer!
- Johnny On The Road: Marco Polo in the Classroom
Jonny describes his attempt to play the very active and physical game – Marco Polo, in the classroom. A great read and good advice about dealing with blood in the classroom.
- Teaching Village: Six Word Stories
Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto describes how to do a “Six Word Story” activity and provides a detailed description and actual student examples.
- CristinaSkyBox: Digital Play
Ana Cristina outlines many great examples and sites for exploring the possibilities of digita gaming for language learning.
- The TESOL Zone: Top 10 TEFL Games/Activities
Mark outlines some classic and some new activities that you can use in your classroom. A full description for each!
- Merry English to You – Teaching Young Learners the past tense of “to be”
Oksana outlines how she taught her young learners the past tense form of “There was/were” using an activity she calls, “The Thief and the Detective”.
- De-bunk Stereotypes Macedonia – Looking Through Brand New Eyes
Ivana, a Canadian teenager, describes in a lovely piece, the problems she encountered in life and school upon moving to Macedonia. Very insightful!
- Fun Songs – Learning language through music
Charles posts about a school in Cambodia using FunSongs and provides a lively video of them.
- Sandy Millin – Cuisenaire Rods
Sandy (and also Ceri Jones at Close Up) writes about some ways teachers can use cuisenaire rods to teach English.
- Chanel in Korea – The reality of education in Korea
Coco suggests a PBS video about the educational realities in Korea.
- English Attack: Accuracy vs Fluency. Is there a 3rd way?
Paul, one half of English Attack – offers up some deep insights about language acquisition and proposes better ways of providing context in our teaching.
- Yellow Brick Road
Vanessa entered two valuable posts. First she talks about “Egg Drop Maddness” – perfect for Easter. Second, she discusses teaching the mentally challenged.
- TeflTeacher – Pet hates and grumpy old Vokis
Ian provides a full lesson plan with lots of resources for teaching a few “grumpy” idioms. Also includes how to make your own speaking Voki.
- Languge Literacy for All – Strategies for Vocabulary Teaching
Jennifer makes some suggestions for teaching tricky collocations and even includes a beautiful wordle.
- Developing Minds – Sight Word Games
Denise proposes some games for getting students learning to read through sight words.
- Kalinago English – Beam Their Errors on the Wall
Karenne offers wonderfully insightful examples (and photos) of how to get students reflecting and analyzing their own errors. A unique approach.