Friday, April 04, 2014

Shaping the Way We Teach English, 1: The Landscape of English Language Teaching | Coursera

 Learn effective approaches to English language teaching. This is the
first of two teacher training courses based on the
internationally-recognized Shaping the Way We Teach English videos and
resources and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the
University of Oregon.

Shaping the Way We Teach English, 1: The Landscape of English Language Teaching | Coursera

Monday, March 31, 2014

UO 'MOOC' aims to help teach English language | Around the O

Costa Rican school children during a 2006 visit in which an AIE group worked on a video for the new MOOC courseThe University of Oregon enters the MOOC world April 7 with the launch of a free, two-part Massive Open Online Course designed to help educators more effectively teach English as a foreign language.   The course, "Shaping the Way We Teach English,"is geared toward educators pursuing English instruction as a
career, and those already in the field who may wish to refresh their
teaching methods and approaches.

Read more in a UO news release about the course.

UO 'MOOC' aims to help teach English language | Around the O

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lesson One in a Series of Video Lessons

Welcome to the very first episode of series of English teaching videos. This first video takes a look at some of the common questions that often arise when talking about learning the English language. and more importantly, learning it as a second language.

So, the first question must be... "Why do we need to learn English?"

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Learn English (engVid) - YouTube

engVid - Free English Video Lessons

...a learning English on video site that you should find helpful. There is also a website, a Facebook page (Learn English Free) and a G+ page. Instructor Jade introduces herself and the videos. There are other instructors too.
I believe how you feel is even more important than what you know when speaking English. That is why I tell true stories from my experience coaching English, give advice and share tips to help you feel more motivated and confident when communicating in English. 
My videos cover practical topics to improve your level of English, while always keeping in mind personal challenges related to confidence that you will face as you improve your skills. 
English Jade - Learn English (engVid) - YouTube

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

About ESL Newsletter, your PLE & DIY learning

…a familiar but still very useful selection of ESL topics in this newsletter. If you are working on developing your own "learning English" PLE (personal learning environment) and compiling study resources for DIY (do it yourself) learning, About ESL would be a good, basic resource to add. 

From Kenneth Beare

This week's newsletter focuses on some of the most important basics in English. To begin with, we take a look at the use of the keyword no in English in a wide variety of forms and expressions. There's a review of the important differences between common questions with like. Two of the most common verbs - do and make - are also explained. Finally, there's a look at how we agree with others.
Read the rest at About ESL

Saturday, January 25, 2014

▶ Writing Skills: The Paragraph - YouTube

…Wow! Aren't these earning videos a great idea? I should have been posting more of them -- but subscribed this channel and will look for more to make this a regular feature. Great listening practice too! 

▶ Writing Skills: The Paragraph - YouTube.  Use the comment section to let me know what topics and skills you'd like to see videos about
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