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More Photos from our Big Sky Fundraising Event on 31st March 2012

Official events photography courtesy Photographers’ Gallery, Holt, Norfolk. Used with kind permission.

Sian Croose & Big Sky

Hugh Lupton - Storyteller

Hugh Lupton - Storyteller

Big Sky Choir - Warming Up

Big Sky Choir - Warming Up

Big Sky Choir - Warming Up

Big Sky Choir - Warming Up

Hugh Lupton - Backstage

Hugh Lupton - Backstage

Alan Childs, Trustee of English Banana Trust, and Matt Purland

Alan Childs, Trustee of English Banana Trust, and Matt Purland

Glyn Purland, Chair of English Banana Trust

Glyn Purland, Chair of English Banana Trust

 


Free Teacher Training Class for ESL Teachers #1

About the Class:

In this free class for teachers of ESL (English as a Second Language) we will look at how to get great results in an ESL class using the Talk a Lot Method. We will discuss some examples of student work that has been produced using this method, and you will have the opportunity to tell us about your teaching practice.

You can sign up for the class below:

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/830928-free-teacher-training-class-for-esl-teachers-1


Download our Latest Online Lesson as a Free MP3 File! “You are the Course Book!”

You can now download our latest free MP3 audio lesson, entitled “You are the Course Book!” It was a really fun session on WizIQ.com this week, so I hope that you will get a lot out of it. Any feedback is of course very welcome!

Click to download the MP3 to your computer

Click to play the MP3 in your browser


Do You Know How to Make an iPad / Android App for English Banana.com?

If you do, we’d love to hear from you! Mobile internet is where it’s at right now (and where it’s increasingly going to be) and we would like to create a simple app that allows teachers and students to quickly find and download English Banana.com resources.

Please contact us if you are able to help with this project. Thank you! Click here to contact us.


People are Using English Banana.com Free Licences – 3 Great Examples!

English Banana.com features a wealth of free worksheets and resources for teaching and learning English, and everything is covered by our free licences! Click here for full details. People are free to do what they want to with the materials, and they are doing just that, if the recent examples listed in this post are anything to go by!

Example 1 – Material from Talk a Lot Elementary Book 1 has been used to make online quizzes:

http://www.allthink.com/v/taletown/
http://www.allthink.com/v/talefooddrink/
http://www.allthink.com/v/shopping/
http://www.allthink.com/v/healthyhealth/
http://www.allthink.com/v/taletransport/

Example 2 – Material from various English Banana.com workbooks has been used to make online quizzes for this Polish website:

http://www.maximus.pl/dl-cwiczenia_gramatyczne-114.html

http://www.maximus.pl/dl-pisownia_i_ortografia-118.html

http://www.maximus.pl/dl-rozumienie_czytanego_tekstu-121.html

http://www.maximus.pl/dl-slownictwo_angielskie-113.html

http://www.maximus.pl/dl-wiedza_ogolna-119.html

Example 3 – A teacher from Jakarta, Indonesia has built a web page using material from Talk a Lot Elementary Book 1:

http://mr-bejo.com/page/44540/unit-2.html

We’re loving the way that you are being creative and using English Banana.com materials online (as well as in your classes offline!)… It is fantastic that people feel able to use the materials in this way. They are there to be used, so… go on! The world is your lobster! 🙂


Thanks to Everybody who Made our Fundraising Concert such a Big Success!

Our “Big Sky” fundraising event went really well on Saturday night. Thanks to everybody who took part, including the performers Big Sky Choir, storyteller Hugh Lupton, and wildlife photographer David Tipling. Thanks as well to the hard-working team of people who made it possible, including the English Banana Trustees, other volunteers, and the professional, kind, and helpful staff at Cathedral.

A packed crowd gathered in the new Hostry centre at Norwich Cathedral to be enthralled, educated, and above all entertained! First we heard all about David Tipling’s recent visit to Papua New Guinea, and how the relationship between people and birds there is really quite unique. After a short break we were thoroughly spoilt by the wonderful singing of Norfolk choir Big Sky and the amazing, mesmerising tales of Hugh Lupton. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all, and money was raised towards this year’s English Banana Trust Free Summer School for English teachers.

Norwich Cathedral.

David Tipling's Presentation

Big Sky Choir - warming up!