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19 Word Cloud Resources, Tips, & Tools

Part of the Cool Sites series Learning new vocabulary can be quite daunting for most students. We just have to look at the literacy rates to see how much children struggle with vocabulary. Rote learning of vocabulary does not really work. Experience has taught me students remember what they use and explore. Students need to have fun, engage with the material, Read full article »

14 Resources for Meaningful Student Dialogue

Part of the Cool Sites series If you teach English language learners in their native countries, then finding opportunities for them to use the English they learn outside the classroom can be challenging. In reality, I cannot cover all the language skills they need to learn in an hour and a half class period. The students need to explore opportunities to Read full article »

Fifteenth Edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Carnival

Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Carnival. Let us start the week with some resourceful reading materials from many of the finest bloggers, authors, and educators of the English language teaching world! So brew your favorite coffee, relax, and enjoy. Our posts include tips to help educators with their social media experience, ways to integrate technology effectively into Read full article »

Goal: What’s Your Personal Theme Song?

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 8 and part of the Cool Sites Series Congratulations! You just completed a week of goals. Can you believe how much you've accomplished in the New Year so far?! For the next goal, I want us to keep ourselves motivated for the week ahead. In the past, the best way I kept motivated was Read full article »

Goal-Setting with English Language Learners

Part of any curriculum should involve goal-setting. Ideally goal-setting should occur at the beginning of the year and be a collaborative effort between students and teachers. Each year, I look for a better approach to getting students to really ponder their language learning goals. Student Motivation Before students begin goal-setting, they should reflect upon their reasons for learning English. I used to Read full article »

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