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
You can now buy brand new ebook editions of various English Banana.com books, including Big Grammar Book, Big Resource Book, and Talk a Lot Elementary Book 1. The collection of ebooks, which has just been published by My Ebook Publishing House, are especially handy if you would like to access the material on tablet computers, mobile devices, and ebook readers such as Kindle. Prices are very reasonable, ranging from $0.99 to $1.99. You can download a short sample of each book to find out whether it’s suitable for you before you buy.
Find out full details by clicking the link below!
[This project has been made possible through the provision of English Banana.com's Free Copying Licence. Find out more here.]
Have you discovered ESL Basics yet? If you haven’t, you are in for a treat! It’s a remarkable resource site for ESL students and teachers featuring hundreds of short easy-to-watch videos on the following topics:
Vocabulary, US Citizenship, Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, and Tongue Twisters
If you are studying with Talk a Lot Intermediate, you will find the videos about idioms and phrasal verbs particularly relevant.
ESL Basics is the brainchild of Andrea Giordano, who stars in the short videos, and Josh Michael, who does all the technical wizardry. The site is an absolute boon for any student who is learning new vocabulary (which should be everyone, right?) and for teachers who can dip in and out of the site, for example using a short video to illustrate a new idiom or phrasal verb. You can even request a video on a particular word, phrase, or topic. How cool is that? Here is an example of a video by Andrea about the phrasal verb “to check out”:
I asked Andrea for some comments about the site for this blog post. She told me:
“At ESL Basics, we believe that real-life context is a student’s best friend, not a list of terms to memorize. This is why our language instruction is surrounded by a conversation. ESL Basics fosters an environment where students aren’t just learning one word, they are acquiring language. ESL Basics is structured around a philosophy of context-driven lessons, videos, and usability. We are also committed to equipping English language teachers to host student-centered learning environments. I am an avid traveler, experienced teacher, and dynamic speaker who loves to see students and teachers meet their full potential. As well as at our home page, you can find ESL Basics at: youtube.com/eslbasics and facebook.com/eslbasics. “
If you love picking up new language – as well as new ideas for teaching – I would really recommend following Andrea on Twitter too: http://www.twitter.com/eslbasics
It seems that ESL Basics is one of those rare resourse sites that you don’t see very often – one that exists for the pleasure of being there and helping out other people. The joy of sharing the English language is wonderfully in evidence at ESL Basics! Why not CHECK IT OUT today?
David Riley at Triptico is offering a fantastic set of materials for teaching which really needs to be seen to be believed! An online teacher told me about the Word Magnets which he was finding really useful for teaching Talk a Lot vocabulary lessons. But there is much more in the set of 20 different tools, which is offered – amazingly – absolutely free.
I contacted David and he told me: ‘The app is free and contains 20 or so interactive resources – all of which can be edited and adapted by teachers to perfectly suit their subject and students.
‘I try to add new resources whenever I have time and also try my best to respond to teacher feedback by updating and improving the resources.
‘As for Word Magnets, I am constantly amazed by the many different ways in which teachers make use of this resource. Grouping, ranking, sorting, etc. activities are very popular – and I have added a number of backgrounds to the resource to help with this.
‘I also made a short video about ‘Mystery Magnets’ – it may be useful too:
Thanks, David, for providing a valuable set of resources – for free! I can imagine that they would be especially beneficial to teachers who are lucky enough to have an interactive whiteboard in the classroom.
Here are the links to download the new Talk a Lot Foundation Course audio version. You get four lessons, plus the New English Alphabet – all read by the author. Select the file you want, right-click and select “Save Target As…” Enjoy!
Talk a Lot Foundation Course – Lesson 1 (.mp3 – 27 MB)
Talk a Lot Foundation Course – Lesson 2 (.mp3 - 50 MB)
Talk a Lot Foundation Course – Lesson 3 (.mp3 - 63 MB)
Talk a Lot Foundation Course – Lesson 4 (.mp3 - 64 MB)
Talk a Lot Foundation Course - New English Alphabet (.mp3 - 11 MB)
Don’t forget you can download the complete Talk a Lot Foundation Course book (.pdf ) here:
Talk a Lot Foundation Course book (.pdf – 3 MB)