English Language Podcasts for Kids

15/08/2017

A motherload of topics and issues.  Find more in Podcasts for Kids (A List) at http://www.zooglobble.com/podcasts-for-kids-list/

 

 


About How to Teach Listening And How Not To

31/07/2017

Read more in  Why we have been teaching listening skills wrongly for decades at https://www.tes.com/news/blog/why-we-have-been-teaching-listening-skills-wrongly-decades


ELT: Listening Resources

16/05/2017

NPR Is Launching Its First Podcast for Kids at http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/everything-kids/npr-is-launching-its-first-podcast-for-kids/


Important for Language Classrooms: What Types of Sound Experiences Enable Children to Learn Best?

16/05/2017

Interesting reading and video with ample practical implications at https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/11/28/what-types-of-sound-experiences-enable-children-to-learn-best/

 


Resource for Listening Activity

09/05/2017

This looks like a great resource:  https://listenwise.com/. Excerpt:

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Listening and Speaking

07/03/2017

Tuesday’s Tips (Education Connections)

Erik Halvorson

Education Connections

How do you mix up your lessons and units to make sure all students have the opportunity to practice active listening and speaking?

For EL students, speaking and listening in group activities can be challenging, since other more confident students often monopolize active speaking time and contributions to the group. During lesson planning, it’s important to consider how you can provide safe spaces for all to share ideas and contribute to lessons. Luckily, there are already many effective techniques that you can use in your lessons to better enable all students to refine their listening, speaking, and group work skills. A wonderful example is the “Save the Last Word for Me” activity, which balances students’ contributions in group work by encouraging them to actively listen and contribute, giving them the opportunity to think aloud, respond, and interact with ideas. “Save the Last Word for Me” can be used across all grade levels and English skill levels, and can be adapted to work with text, images, or even film and audio samples.

For a closer look at “Save the Last Word for Me,” plus some thoughts on using it in your classroom, visit the activity outline from Facing History.


Test and Improve Your English Listening Skills with Great Talks (TED, Google,…) sorted by English Proficiency L

15/01/2017

Great tool at : http://r.com/talks/#sthash.U9XVmGK9.dpuf


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