Friday, May 27, 2011

5 Useful Links for ESL Teachers

Here are some links that I have compiled recently that may be useful to ESL teachers:

1 A vocabulary profiler:

Dig out unusual words from a text

http://www4.caes.hku.hk/vocabulary/profile.htm

2 Tweet Speak

A site that has audio recordings of tweets so that students can hear 'real language':

http://tweet-speak.posterous.com/


3 This article argues against Chomsky's idea of a 'universal grammar' (which I also disagree with)

http://www.babelsdawn.com/babels_dawn/2011/05/more-evidence-against-grammatical-universals.html

4 A business English lesson on Brazil's economy (with video)

http://eltbakery.edublogs.org/2011/05/01/business-english-lesson-brazils-rising-star/

5 An English lesson based around Justin Bieber (if you happen to have teenage girls in your class!)

http://www.famouspeoplelessons.com/j/justin_bieber.html

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