Recursos Digitales

This space is being created for English teachers to find resources for personal and professional growth in the field. Teachers may get tips to improve their linguistic competences, read digital magazines, articles, as well as material to be used in class. Topics are varied and teachers will select the information they find useful according to their interests and needs. 

English teachers are welcome to suggest, via email, sites and links they consider would benefit other colleagues. Let´s get started sharing!

 

Resources on line

 

Type Description Link
     
Video: Explanation of body idioms This is a video explaining the meaning of six body idioms in English.
Webs and Apps to learn English These are son Apps and websites, most of them free, to improve grammar and vocabulary.

Speaking Activity:

Ask-Answer-Add

This is a speaking activity to help learners maintain a natural conversation. It works for different levels and it doesn´t require any resources in class.
Video: Sounding like a native In this video, you will be given  some tips on how to sound like a native speaker as well as how to understand what you hear by breaking down expressions into their individual word and sound.

Digital magazine

The ILE Post Monthly Magazine. (Issue 44, June 2016)

This magazine is created by the staff of Universidad Técnica Nacional as a means to foster an environment where  English teachers, and students,  can grow and learn through sharing ideas, experiences and activities.

It is also designed to learn about cultures others than our own in order to have a broader view of the world. The UTN magazine can help you in so many ways to achieve your goal of learning and improving your English, by offering interesting articles and videos, giving suggestions regarding the constant switch and shift from your native tongue into English.

TED Talk

"Every Kid Needs a Champion"

An inspirational talk.

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

Website:

eslpod.com

On this Web site, you may find hundreds of podcads related to English learning. They are classified according to several themes. It addreses many different topics and explains phrases and vocabulary. It is very useful for teachers and students. Teachers may use it to support their lessons, or they can use it to improve their linguistic competence.

Use of videos:

Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals

It contains a series of movie segments and activities to assess or practice grammar points through fun, challenging exercises. Here you will find the movie segments, the lesson plans and printable worksheets with answer key for each activity. New activities are posted regularly. Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating.

Songs:

Learn English with Songs.

 

Practise your English listening skills and improve your pronunciation with fun song quizzes!

Pronunciation:

 /ə/

 

Remember how to pronounce the schwa in unstressed syllables
     
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