Monday, July 31, 2006

ELT SEARCH ENGINE

SITE SEARCH ENGINE

How to get ELT Targeted Results
This site has two search engines:
One of them produces results from this ELT Notes site only. This can be useful to quickly access information from a previous post, or simply to know whether I have already published something about a topic of your interest.
The other is a custom made search engine which delivers targeted results for teachers of English. This application has collaborative features: it allows you to add, delete and suggest web sites and pages.
This is how it works:
To start a search, you may click on one of the tags included inside the search engine box called HOT SEARCHES. Just hover your mouse over the tags and you'll see they are all clickable. Or you may enter your key words in the search bar and start afresh.
A new window will open for your results page. Dragging the mouse pointer over the results, a menu with these options will appear:
^ Tag/promote this page
^ Promote this site
X Delete this page
X Delete this site
At the bottom of the results page, there is an option to manually include a site (perhaps your own) to be listed in future searches.

Changes will not appear automatically. As the creator of the TEACHING ENGLISH Search Engine, I will be the moderator of the user’s suggestions. Every proposed change will be assessed under the ELT Notes link policy.
Try it. The more we use it, the more relevant the results will be. I sincerely hope that one day search engines become time savers for teachers instead of time eaters!
For suggestions about this search engine, you may post a comment below, or simply drop a Post-it note here.


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Phonetics

Phonetics

Writing Phonetics Online

http://ipa.typeit.org/

http://www.linguiste.org/phonetics/ipa/chart/keyboard/

Alphabets

IPA

Links to Linguistics, Phonetics, Speech & Hearing

http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/IPA/links.htm

SAMPA

Computer readable phonetic alphabet

http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/sampa/index.html


Web Resources

Phonetics Practice

http://www.fonetiks.org/

Sound Patterns of Spoken English

Audio Files. Devoicing, assimilation, deletion, glottal stops, nasalization, syllabication.

http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/shockey/downloads.htm

Phonetics Resources on the Web (Last updated August 2004)

For phonetics courses.

http://www.unc.edu/~jlsmith/pht-url.html

Links to fonts and courses

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/ipa.htm

More tutorials uploaded by jesler at Slideshare

Links to sites about American pronunciation with exercises

http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Pronunciation/

Resources for studying spoken English- University of Washington

IPA, variations, synthesisers, speech recognition, archives, tutorials.

http://faculty.washington.edu/dillon/PhonResources/


RP

About the use of RP

Articles by J.C. Wells

http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/rphappened.htm

http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/yorksdial-uni.htm

Definitions, examples, attitudes to RP

http://www.buzzin.net/english/rec-pron.htm

Phonemic transcription of RP

http://www.phonology.net/

Audio Samples

RP Audio Samples

http://www.yorku.ca/earmstro/speech/dialects/rp/index.html

Audio Archive- Samples from spoken English from speakers around the world

http://alt-usage-english.org/audio_archive.shtml

Common Errors

100 Most Often Mispronounced Words and Phrases in English

http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/mispron.html

Common Mistakes in English by Language Background

http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/phono.html

Fun with English

http://www.fun-with-english.co.uk/2005/03/importance-of-correct-pronunciation.html

Bibliography

Studying English Pronunciation

Bibliography, dictionaries, courses.

http://www.ukstudentlife.com/English/Study/Pronunciation.htm

Monday, July 24, 2006

Exercises

Exercises

Idioms, phrasals, pronunciation, quizzes.

  • Interactive Exercises

http://www.smic.be/smic5022/Onlineexercises.htm

Online quizzes. Focus on functions and grammar.

Grammar, phrasals, vocabulary.

  • Internet for Classrooms

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/esl.htm

Extensive list of links to sites with activities and ideas.

ESL guide to the Internet.

Online English Courses

Online Learning

  • BBC Audio and video lessons

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

  • British Council

http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/

  • To Learn English.com (French site in English)

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/

A course for beginners. Placement test and interactive tests.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans for Teachers

  • Sites for Teachers

http://www.sitesforteachers.com/

(General –not just ELT)

This site includes Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies lesson plans, worksheets, activities, Clip Art. The sites links you to the sources and ranks them.

  • Answers.com

http://www.teachers.answers.com/main/esl.jsp

English as a Second Language.

  • TeachingEnglish

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/plans.shtml

Uk topics mainly.Plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format, some with mp3 as well

  • BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/teachingenglish/

Lesson plans from the news. Pdf format.

  • The Educator’s Reference Desk

Plans for ESL:http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Foreign_Language/English_Second_Language

  • Literature on lesson planning Theory and analysis:

http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/print.cgi/Resources/Teaching/Teaching_Methods/Planning.html

Lesson plans as well as Business English, quizzes and practice.

Education Portals ( in English)

Education Portals

Sections with articles that foster critical thinking:

1. Web English Teacher http://www.webenglishteacher.com/

2. Top Online Educators http://surfaquarium.com/TOE/index.htm

3. Education World http://www.education-world.com/

4. The Educator’s Reference Desk http://www.eduref.org/

5. Interesting Things for Teachers http://www.manythings.org/tesl/

6. Glencoe http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/index.phtml

7. Education World http://www.education-world.com/foreign_lang/

8. A&E Classroom http://www.aetv.com/class/teachingmaterials/index.html

9. Onestopenglish http://www.onestopenglish.com/index.htm

10. BBC & British Council http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/index.shtml

11. InglésNet.com http://www.inglesnet.com/index.htm

12. I Love Languages http://www.ilovelanguages.com/index.php

Resources for ELT

Resources: Web Guide for Teachers

Most comprehensive listings with various categories

· Dave’s Cafe http://www.eslcafe.com/search/index.html Arranged alphabetically

· The ESL Center http://members.aol.com/eslkathy/teacher.htm

· The InternetTESL Journal http://iteslj.org/links/

· North East Conference http://www.dickinson.edu/nectfl/assocmaterials.html

· Cybrary Man's Educational Websites http://www.angelfire.com/stars3/education/

MISCELLANEOUS (Lists of resources to sort)

· From Intensive English Institute. Illinois. The listing includes Grammar, listening and reading. http://www.iei.uiuc.edu/student_internet_res.html#pron

· EFLNET http://www.eflnet.com/links/index.php

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About my teaching background

Key terms: teaching adults, in-company lessons, English Literature, NLP, literary and scientific translation.


My name is Claudia Ceraso and I graduated as a teacher of English at IES Lenguas Vivas "Juan Ramón Fernández" in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Halfway down the course of studies I realised I wanted to teach adults. One year before graduation I started working in companies to train executives. Working for institutes and coordinators of in-company lessons has helped me obtain a wider view of education outside school walls. I am very interested in exploring aspects of ongoing, lifelong learning.

I simply love teaching adults. I believe I understand their motivation and stumbling blocks when they are faced with the challenge of learning a foreign language. I think I enjoy dealing with some of the resistances to learn they find, such as doing homework, striving at pronouncing correctly or understanding the basics of English grammar. I feel I have a lot to offer to them and I am happy when at the end of the course they say learning English has been a profitable and enjoyable experience.

Soon after graduation, I became acquainted with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). I attended workshops organised by an NLP practitioner who is also a teacher of English. Discussions on how to apply some techniques in class and in materials design helped focus on the part of my job that has to do with communication and building a rapport with students and among students in class. Gradually, my teaching style changed altogether. I think I became more confident. I reduced my prejudgments about student’s needs and best ways of learning and instead I found myself speaking less and listening to a lot more. That was a rediscovery time in my career. I still resort to NLP sometimes.

I have worked in different company environments. I have experienced what it is like to work in a state-run company, a family business and international groups. I learned to identify components of company culture. I have heard many managers discuss what level of English employees should have and how teaching is supposed to be done. Working in so many different contexts has kept me flexible and open to debate ideas.

I am very keen on languages. For the last decade I have studied Italian, French and Portuguese –some attempts more successful than others. I am a regular reader of online newspapers in those languages.

My love for language led me into translation studies. I have been studying to become an English into Spanish literary and scientific translator at Lenguas Vivas. I was first attracted to it because I felt I had a kind of deficit in Spanish, my mother tongue. However, I discovered I like the process of translation, the research, the recreation of a message in a new medium. I hope one day to be able to combine my teaching career with translation projects.

While studying translation, I became acquainted with Alfredo Jaeger. I had heard a lot about his approach to teaching so I requested permission to attend his Literature I lessons at Lenguas Vivas as an auditor. That was in 2001 and I have been there –with some intervals- until last June when Mr Jaeger retired. To detail how enriching those lessons have been for me would make this career bio too wordy. Let me say I have learnt a lot.

In 2000 I started working at AACI, Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa. My objective was to be able to teach adults at an advanced level, since companies rarely afford that. At AACI I have taught Cambridge exam courses. At present, I am working on a personal project to explore the use of websites as a support to my FCE lessons. In this experience I seem to be blending the IT knowledge gained working at companies, the web research abilities I learnt in my translation studies and my zeal for sharing information with students. I believe teaching in today’s world requires a degree of web literacy, to be able to communicate in a digitally connected world. I am slowly learning Internet language - I am still a beginner with a foreign accent.

Last March I started the Licenciatura en enseñanza del inglés at CAECE University. My objective in this graduate course of studies is to refresh, update and learn anew. I look forward to teaching in higher education one day.


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