Math Worksheets Land provides a large amount of helpful math resources for students and teachers. The entire collection is aligned to the National Core Curriculum making it easy to include in your lesson planning.
You can find the site at: http://www.mathworksheetsland.com
Whether it’s your first day in the classroom or your fiftieth – every ESL teacher is in need of a little helping hand every now and then.
Here are 20 free classroom activities from i-to-i which include classroom tips and accompanying handouts which you can photocopy for your lessons!
Get yours here!
This is a recording of a free class I taught on WizIQ.com on 28.02.13: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1140564-free-english-vocabulary-and-pronunciation-workout You can download the free material that we used here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/127589616/Auto-Mode-3-Example
Last Friday saw the first class in a new free 8-week English course taught by Matt Purland in conjunction with Myschoolo.com. You can find out more details and sign up for this free course here:
In the meantime, why not enjoy the video recording of the first class, which was on the topic of The Environment (Studying Language):
You are welcome to join us for this FREE pre-intermediate English language class on the topic of “Clothes”. It was a pleasure to teach this class last night in partnership with MySchoolo.com
Introducing new material from English Banana.com that will give you some practice in using connected speech and stress in English. You can download the free .pdf worksheet pack here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/105327558/A-New-Series-of-Self-Study-Worksheets-Stress-Reduce-Merge
Any feedback would be most welcome! Thanks.
Last week the first English Banana Trust Summer School was held at Greshams School in Holt, Norfolk. The focus was on teacher training and how to teach without a course book, and we were pleased to welcome four English language teachers from Russia, Hungary, and Serbia. Course tutor Matt Purland focused on training the teachers to teach without using a course book, based on methods from his recent manual You Are The Course Book. The teachers thoroughly enjoyed the week, which was sponsored by English Banana Trust. Apart from five hours of lessons per day – and plenty of homework! – the participants were able to enjoy a diverse number of outings ranging from a visit to the famous seal colony at Blakeney Point, a guided tour of Norwich with an experienced historian, and several delightful shared meals and get-togethers with trustees and friends of the Trust.
Here are a few comments from some of the participants at the end of the course:
‘I feel I’ve gained enough confidence to teach without materials. I also feel that my creativity has been exposed to the higher level and that’s really good and exciting.’ – Marija
‘I feel the passion to continue my self-education in this area which I consider to be really innovative…’ – Nadia
Course tutor Matt commented: ‘I would like to thank the Trust for all their hard work and dedication in staging the summer school this year. We have all really gained a lot out of it. It was wonderful to watch our teachers in action and to see them grow in confidence and be able to teach their own lessons without a course book – or any printed material.’
If you would like to get involved with next year’s EBT Summer School – as either a participant or a tutor – please contact English Banana Trust at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you would like to book Matt to run a similar week-long training course at your educational establishment, please do get in touch at: email@example.com
Here are some photos of the participants hard at work in the classroom, and (in bottom picture) with tutor Matt after the final session of the course:
Yesterday we reached a new milestone with the number of times people have read our worksheets on Scribd.com:
We’re so pleased that hundreds of thousands of students and teachers have benefited from using our free material! The most popular worksheet of all is our List of Common Abstract Nouns, followed by our List of 100 Irregular Plural Nouns in English. The most read book is Talk a Lot Elementary Book 1, which has been read an amazing 136,612 times!
You can check out our page on Scribd.com here: http://www.scribd.com/englishbanana
We hope that you will find something interesting there that you can use, whether you are learning or teaching English.
Please do let us know if you have any feedback about our material.
We’ve just added two new podcast lessons, which are yours to download and keep absolutely free!
(Right-click to download to your computer, or left-click to play in your browser.)
You Are The Course Book (Mode 2) – Demo:
Understanding Connected Speech in English #1:
You can now download the MP3 recording of our latest class.
Left-click to open in your browser and right-click to download to your computer:
by Matt Purland (4th June 2012)