Posted in Recommended Websites

Recommended Website: Bright Classroom Ideas

Bright Classroom Ideas

Check out this great blog for teachers. It has tonnes of info, everything from classroom tips and teaching supplies to information about training and professional development opportunities. Take a look!

https://www.brightclassroomideas.com/#

Posted in Recommended Websites

Podcast Recommendation: What on Earth is a Noun Phrase?

Image

If you’re an English teacher or linguist, check out the great new podcast What on Earth is a Noun Phrase? by Oxford Language Performance. In each episode they speak to a different practitioner in the field of EFL or linguistics and interview them about their area/passion. The episodes are short, insightful, and full of great tips and tools for teachers. You can find them wherever you normally get your podcasts or sign up through their website below:

https://oxfordlp.org/podcast/

You can also follow them on Twitter @whatonearthisa

Posted in Uncategorized

Amazing Resources from Cork English Teacher

I’ve reposted a few of his phrase sheets before but check out this amazing bank of fantastic resources from his Facebook page:

Posted in Conversation Classes, Recommended Websites

Englishwithjo.com – Conspiracy Theories

Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio

I’ve just recently found the excellent englishwithjo.com. It’s a great site full of engaging video based conversation activities. I’m going to do her new one on conspiracy theories with a proficiency class tomorrow. I’ve made a little worksheet with some extra vocabulary for higher levels. Download it below:

Conspiracy Theories

Posted in Conversation Classes, Exam Preparation Class, Recommended Websites

Macmillan’s free online resources are amazing!!

Thanks to my colleague Raquel Gomez for introducing me to Macmillan’s amazing database of resources:

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/learn/english-language-resources.html

She focused specifically on the pragmatics section in a seminar she recently gave in my school. She ran an experiment last year using the materials to boost scores for FCE and CAE speaking exams so I’m going to try them out for myself today, starting with this one on agreeing and disagreeing:

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/external/pdf/expressing-yourself-agree.pdf?version=2015-09-07-1650