Building to learn
How the maker culture, with object construction projects and problem solving, creates a favorable environment for learning the English language
YouGlish offers a selection of YouTube videos for you to improve your English pronunciation. With more than 100M tracks, the website offers fast, unbiased answers about how English is spoken by real people and in context. Just search by topic and select the videos you want to use.
Listen a Minute
Listen A Minute is a website that offers listening activities based on very short audios (less than a minute). The topics are arranged in alphabetical order and once you choose one you have access to free printable handouts, downloads and quizzes plus MP3 listening.
The website Storyboard That offers tools for you to create graphic scripts and comic books online. It can be used by teachers to create their own activities through digital storytelling or by students. Students will be engaged and excited to create plot diagrams, timelines, posters, and more. These teacher-created lesson plans and resources contain examples and templates that you can tailor and students can use for assignments and projects. With a wide selection of scenes, layouts, and [...]
LyricsTraining is a website that supports the learning of English and other languages through music and the lyrics of songs. Teachers from all over the world use music to teach languages and motivate their students. It helps to improve and practise listening skills. On the website, you can search for music by genre, title or artist and select a game to play with your students based on the song by level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert). Fill in the gaps to the lyrics as you listen [...]
The English Listening Lesson Library Online (Elllo) offers over 3,000 free listening activities. Teachers and students can access lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners. The listening activities are categorized as follows: Views: 1500+ listening lessons of natural English conversations. One Minute English: Videos of International speakers. Mixer: Six International speakers answer the same question. Grammar: Grammar points in conversation for different levels. News [...]
Suggestions for pedagogical actions in the context of the covid-19 pandemic
The Xperience Nova Escola collection is a series of textbooks for the final years of Elementary School (6th to 9th grade), developed by dozens of English language teachers and specialists from all over Brazil, as part of the Skills for Prosperity programme. As Emergency Remote Learning may still be the reality of many schools in 2021, Nova Escola has prepared the guide "Suggestions for pedagogical actions in the context of the covid-19 pandemic" to help teachers use the collection in this [...]
Education Exchange: Language learning in lockdown
Has lockdown affected the way you teach languages? We heard from teachers in a range of different contexts on how they’ve worked to make sure that young people can still increase their knowledge and skills, whether they are learning, in class, at home or online. In this webinar organized by the British Council, speakers from around the world talk about the topic, followed by questions from the audience. About the panel: Ruth Horsfall is the Young Learner Courses Manager for the [...]
Decolonial approach brings a critical look at the teaching of the English language
By giving space and voice to productions from countries considered peripheral, students learn to value this knowledge, understand the wider meaning of studying a foreign language and bridge the gap between global debates and their local realities
Projects methodology favours the authentic use of language and empowers students
In the different stages of work and interaction with colleagues, students practise listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills in a natural and meaningful way.