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  • Guide for using movie "The Terminal" for ELL Teacher Training Purposes
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    By Laura Dohner | 12 Dec 2019
    Resource Description: This reading provides suggestions for using The Terminal, a romantic comedy movie starring Tom Hanks, as a means of demonstrating to ELL Teachers some of the challenges their ELL students face and L2 acquisition skills ELLs employ.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Rhetoric of Starbucks
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    By Laura Dohner | 06 Dec 2019
    Resource Description: This 14.5-minute multi-media video explores features found in the Starbucks retail environment and corporate culture.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Postcard Exchange (Sequence Paragraph)
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    By Kousar Parveen Shaikh | 05 Dec 2019
    Resource Description:

    This activity is a combination of ‘letter writing’ and ‘visualization of information.’ To cope with large-size class and time limit, the traditional ‘series of letters’ has been replaced with a ‘postcard exchange.’

    The activity can be useful as a revision, assessment, and feedback technique for any topic taught in the previous class. In this specific case here, the technique is applied to practice ‘sequencing paragraph’ that students learned in their last lesson.

    In the activity, students will be exchanging postcards to share subject matter of their previous class in shape of a sequencing paragraph, and receive peer review through a feedback card.

    Resource Type: Activities
  • Statements of Causes
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    By Kousar Parveen Shaikh | 04 Dec 2019
    Resource Description: This lesson plan specifically focuses on writing skill of ESL learners. Students will reinforce their essay writing skills by exploring how to present convincing reasons behind a certain event in their texts.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Statements of Causes (Reasons)
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    By Kousar Parveen Shaikh | 04 Dec 2019
    Resource Description: This lesson plan specifically focuses on writing skill of ESL learners. Students will reinforce their essay writing skills by exploring how to present convincing reasons behind a certain event in their texts.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Team Tower
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    By Wu, Janice | 18 Oct 2019
    Resource Description: This activity allows students to collaborate with each other while constructing a tower with their team. Then, they have time to reflect on the activity. 
    Resource Type: Activities
  • WHO ARE MY CLASSMATES?
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    By NYLA UZMA KHIZER | 30 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: This activity presents an example of a language lesson that uses public social networks.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • [S]Action Research in Your Language Classroom: Applicable, Collaborative and Empowering (ACE)
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    By Netta Avineri | 26 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: In this virtual seminar, we will explore how language teachers can enhance student learning in their classrooms through action research. We will discuss the eleven steps for conducting Applicable Collaborative, and Empowering (ACE) action research, reflecting upon & taking action to improve your pedagogical practices in your language classroom. There will be tips, approaches, and hands-on activities, as well as opportunities for discussion and Q&A.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • [S]Supporting Adult English Learners With The 6 Principles®
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    By Andrea B. Hellman, Kathy Harris and Amea Wilbur | 12 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: In this interactive webinar, the authors of The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners: Adult Education and Workforce Development explore ways that the 6 principles can guide effective instruction when working with adult English learners. The authors describe practical strategies, including examples from classrooms. They also explore how to apply principles 1 and 2 to support special populations in different contexts as well as ways to collaborate with colleagues around the 6 principles. Bring your questions.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Just Vocabulary | ESL Podcast for learning SAT and GRE vocabulary
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    By Jan Folmer | 11 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: Just Vocabulary is a daily 5 minute (audio) podcast aimed at growing your English vocabulary. 
    The JustVocabulary podcast is a daily ESL (English as a Second Language) podcast for learners at an intermediate to advanced level from all around the world. The 5-minute audio podcast is aimed at growing your English vocabulary, and it focuses on SAT and GRE vocabulary. The goal is to improve and increase your English vocabulary, and help you with English tests like GRE, SAT, TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS. To enhance your learning, you can also access our vocabulary flashcard modules.
    The English language has a very large vocabulary, and the goal of the podcast is to share with the listeners the English words that I found whilst reading, listening to audiobooks, watching movies, etc.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Classroom Management Techniques
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    By Adeel Khalid | 09 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: This resource will share strategies and techniques on handling and managing classroom issues at all levels.
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Integrating Critical Thinking into ESL/EFL Class
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    By Adeel Khalid | 09 Sep 2019
    Resource Description:

    This lesson is part of an ESP course designed for chauffeurs of a multinational organization with international footprints. The course is designed after conducting the needs analysis. The purpose of the course is to enable them to converse and communicate in English. So the employees can interact with their peers, foreigners and local officials, greet and guide somebody, give details about themselves, their locations and nationalities, demonstrate politeness in their speech, and comprehend the target language proficiently. 

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Teaching Descriptive Writing through Literature
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    By Adeel Khalid | 09 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: Attached are three lesson plans for teaching basic descriptive writing to intermediate level students through peer assessment. Each lesson is designed for 60 minutes. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Strategies for a Content Instructor in EMI
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    By Adeel Khalid | 06 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: This resource will share different strategies for content instructors in an EMI class to keep the students interested in the content and provoke their critical insight. 
    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • PBL through Portfolio Assessment
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    By Adeel Khalid | 06 Sep 2019
    Resource Description: This portfolio assessment can be used to foster critical thinking, communication and collaboration in a project based learning environment through reflective teaching and learning practices.  
    Resource Type: Assessments
  • LESSON PLANS FOR (1) PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE FOR REPORT WRITING (2) PHRASES AND VERBS USED IN REPORTS
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    By NYLA UZMA KHIZER | 20 Aug 2019
    Resource Description:

    Lesson Plan 1 describes how to write coherent paragraphs in the observation section of academic report writing and how to sum up ideas in the conclusion section.

    Lesson Plan 2 describes the use of linguistic features associated with specific text styles. 

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • The attempt of a supplementary exercise in the usage of articles for Japanese ELLs
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    By Kazushi Mito | 16 Aug 2019
    Resource Description:

    Abstract:

    It is well known that the most common mistake that Japanese English Language Learners (ELLs) make is with the use of articles when composing English sentences for both writing and speaking (e.g., Yamada & Matsuura, 1998; Akamatsu & Tanaka, 2008). As a Japanese-English bilingual teacher, I have been trying to correct this particular mistake, with understanding of the characteristics of the Japanese language. This is a report of an attempt to conduct supplementary exercises, particularly for Japanese ELLs, to correct their mistakes in using articles. 

    Resource Type: Activities
  • FORMATTING OF INTRODUCTION SECTION OF ACADEMIC REPORT WRITING
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    By NYLA UZMA KHIZER | 14 Aug 2019
    Resource Description: A lesson plan is designed for teaching to introduce formatting of specific text style for the students of Intermediate Part 1. The first part of academic report writing that is introduction section is practiced here with the help of activities.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • [S]So Many ‘Englishes’! What Does This Mean for Writers and Publishers?
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    By Sherrise Roehr and Karen Spiller | 17 Jul 2019
    Resource Description: We live in an age of many ‘Englishes’! British or American English? Standard or ‘new Englishes’? And what about EFL, ESL and ELF? This webinar will take a look at the key characteristics of these labels. It will consider how they influence the content and development process of ELT materials and offer examples and tips to help writers and publishers deal with the constraints and embrace the opportunities.
    Resource Type: Virtual Seminars
  • Lesson Plans For Business Letter Writing
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    By Ms. Munaza Akhter | 15 Jul 2019
    Resource Description: Attached are three lesson plans for formal business letter writing. Each lesson plan is for a class of 60 minutes.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans