Free Resources for ELT Materials Development

20/03/2018

At https://emilyhirdblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/12/free-resources-for-elt-materials-development/ resources about:

  • Images
  • Grammar
  • Corpora
  • Determining the level
  • Dictionaries
  • Phonetic keyboards

 

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Free English-Language Teaching Digital Resources

04/03/2018

Find them at https://www.kiddom.co/content?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=new-content-18


A New and FREE English Learning APP

16/02/2018

WeSpeke partners with CNN to launch en.news, a free, pedagogically-structured and gamified English lessons app based on CNN’s award-winning digital content.
en.news (English News) provides relevant, personalized, effective, and free English lessons based on daily news, information and entertainment. More than one billion people are studying English and en.news will help them accomplish their business, educational, or personal goals. Tweet this!
 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 22 January 2018
WeSpeke announces en.news, an English language-learning site and mobile app that will provide free English lessons to the world utilizing CNN’s highly-acclaimed digital content. en.news combines the daily habit of reading and watching news with the utility of learning English. en.news includes a web-based application, http://en.news, and mobile apps for Android and iOS.
en.news is built upon WeSpeke’s proprietary and patent-pending Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML) technology.
The learning experience on en.news is personalized, engaging, and adaptive to the user’s needs. Learners can choose from a wide range of lessons that match their language abilities and personal interests, illustrated with content from CNN. For example, if an English learner is pursuing a career in finance, then English lessons will be available daily based on articles and videos on CNNMoney. The lessons vary in levels of difficulty and consist of NLP-generated activities that include listening, reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension. Learners can save new vocabulary to an individualized Notebook and are motivated by competitive features such as leaderboards, leveling, and badges. In addition, learners can share their progress on social media as they work through a lesson, earn a new badge, and achieve a new level.
“For over a billion people worldwide, the path to economic opportunity and prosperity is paved with English proficiency. Combining the daily habits of reading or watching the news with the utility of learning English is a disruptive innovation in the English language learning (ELL) market.” said Michael Elchik, CEO of WeSpeke. “High-quality, relevant content that is repurposed for English lessons allows the global community to align their personal or professional interests with their English learning that never ends. Our partnership with CNN opens the doors to economic opportunity, independence and personal growth for the more than one billion English learners around the world. Further, this partnership will produce free lessons in a deeply engaging user experience that will help millions of English learners to better prepare for English certification tests such as TOEFL, IELTS and TOEIC.”
“We are delighted to provide CNN content as part of WeSpeke’s en.news,” said Greg Beitchman, VP, Content Sales & Partnerships, CNN International Commercial “The high-quality and engaging nature of our news content makes it the ideal English-language learning aid as part of WeSpeke’s innovative offering. Through this content licensing partnership, we look forward to today’s news becoming tomorrow’s English lessons.”
 
About WeSpeke
WeSpeke is a language learning technology company located in Pittsburgh, PA and founded in 2010 by Michael Elchik and Jaime Carbonell, Ph.D., Director of the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. WeSpeke develops disruptive language learning solutions that focus on helping learners achieve their personal and professional goals.
About CNN International Commercial
CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) is the division of Turner International responsible for the business operations of CNN’s properties outside of the United States. All the commercial activities for brands such as CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Arabic, CNN Style, CNNMoney and Great Big Story are aligned within the division. This encompasses the marketing, advertising sales, sponsorship partnerships, commercial content development, content sales, brand licensing, distribution and out-of-home operations for the world’s leading international news provider. CNNIC is a recognised industry leader in international advertising sales and its use of award-winning commercial content, produced through its Create unit and driven by its advanced data usage and digital capabilities, has resulted in strong and enduring partnerships with many of the world’s most recognised brands. Its Content Sales and Licensing unit has relationships with more than 1000 affiliates ranging from licensing the CNN brand through to content supply contracts as well as offering consultancy services. CNNIC has offices across the world, with key hubs in London, Hong Kong and Miami. For more information visit http://commercial.cnn.com.
 
Press inquiries: press@wespeke.com | (+1)724-56-LEARN (724-565-3276)
Partnership inquiries: partners@wespeke.com

Resources for Teachers

05/02/2018

ET World Languages Resources at https://education.ky.gov/curriculum/conpro/Worldlang/Pages/KET.aspx

Published: 10/20/2017 1:29 PM
On this page, information may be found about Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and the resources that it provides in the field of World Languages

Kentucky Educational Television

KET is Kentucky’s preeminent public media organization. It is an innovative producer of digital education tools for the classroom and Kentucky’s highest-quality source for public affairs and arts programming – on television and digital platforms. It offers opportunities for people everywhere to keep learning throughout their lives.
 KET Resources for Teaching World Languages
  • Exploraciones provides many resources for teaching Spanish in the Elementary K-5 Grades
  • Decouverte provides many resources for teaching French in the Elementary K-5 Grades
  • Deutsch im Turm (coming soon) provides many resources for teaching German in the Elementary K-5 Grades
Additional KET Resources for Teaching World Languages
  • KET PBS Learning Media
    Search thousands of high-quality classroom and professional development resources from KET and our public media partners with this online digital service.
  • KET Online Campus
    KET Online Campus provides a diverse, flexible program that combines interactive, online components with digital multi-media to provide engaging, relevant, standards-based instruction. Students will experience the independence of online study while receiving personalized attention from KET’s SACS approved/certified teachers and experienced tutors.

Resources for English Teachers: Blogs to Follow

11/01/2018

http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/12/12-edtech-blogs.html?utm_content=bufferfac2f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer&m=1


Resources to Teach Simple Past in English

12/11/2017

Find 150 Past Simple Cards at http://englishteacherscorner.com/2017/10/30/150-past-simple-cards/


Looking For Native Language Resources in Your English Language or ESL Classroom?

03/10/2017

Find books here in L1’s:  http://usa.mantralingua.com/product/nita-goes-hospital

Excerpt:

Please note that the following dual language editions can be used with TalkingPEN: Arabic, Bulgarian, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese and Yoruba. Other editions are not TalkingPEN-enabled for the moment.


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