Worksheet :’Pronunciation of the Phonetic Vowels /ai/ and /i/ ‘

BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled :’Pronunciation of the Phonetic Vowels /ai/ and /i/ ‘

This worksheet is to identify the difference between the long /ai/ sound and the short /i/ sounds that are otften confused by learners. It can be used to find patterns (e.g. the magic ‘e’ which transforms fin – fine). Also, the teacher could divide the board in two and a word then the student has to write the word on the correct side of the board.

Download ‘Pronunciation of the Phonetic Vowels /ai/ and /i’  Worksheet

– Aaqibkhan

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‘Professional Development through Video’ by Jennifer Recio Lebedev

Jennifer Recio Lebedev’s latest blog post is titled “Professional Development through Video.”

With the annual TESOL convention around the corner, many of my thoughts lately have centered around professional development. I’ve already mentioned webinars that can benefit us teachers. This week I’d like to highlight another type of resource. I’ve received a few requests for teacher training videos recently.

Professional Development through Video

Jennifer Recio Lebedev’s blog

JATINKUMAR RATHOD

Worksheet: ‘Simple Present: Speaking Activity’

BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ”Simple Present: Speaking Activity”.

This worksheet provide practice to student in using simple present tense. The worksheet contains various speaking activities.

Speaking activity full of simple present –

1. fill in the missing question word,

2. guess your partner’s answers,

3. ask your partner (use question word + do + you +……?),

4. check your guesses,

5. report your schoolmate about your friend (use He/she ….-s)

Download ‘Simple Present: Speaking Activity’ Worksheet

-Aaqibkhan

Speaking activity full of simple present –

1. fill in the missing question word,

2. guess your partner’s answers,

3. ask your partner (use question word + do + you +……?),

4. check your guesses,

5. report your schoolmate about your friend (use He/she ….-s)

Conference in Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, Fourth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, 23rd to 26th January 2014

Conference Description

With greater awareness of the importance of intercultural competence in enabling learners to communicate effectively in an increasingly interconnected world, and with global travel and instant international communications available to a growing number of people, one of the primary goals of language teaching is to promote the acquisition of intercultural competence in the classroom and beyond. In order for teachers to become intercultural mediators (Zarate, Gohard-Radenkovic, Lussier, & Penz, 2003) and facilitators of intercultural competence in the classroom, it is critical for them to understand the concept of intercultural competence, the process involved in its development, and the ways and means of assessing and evaluating it. However, this cannot be accomplished without a major paradigm shift in the professionalization of language teachers. Today’s language teachers must be equipped with the tools and strategies to effectively and efficiently foster the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of intercultural competence, as outlined by scholars in the field, in order to support all students and prepare them to become interculturally competent global citizens.

Organized by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL), the fourth international conference on the development and assessment of intercultural competence aims to bring researchers and practitioners across languages, levels, and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices; to foster meaningful professional dialogue; and to enhance teacher effectiveness in teaching for intercultural competence in and beyond the classroom in order to support all students’ development of intercultural competence.

CERCLL invites proposals for individual papers, symposia, posters, and workshops (half-day/full-day) with preference given to topics related to the conference theme of Preparing and Supporting Language Teachers to Teach for Intercultural Competence in and beyond the Classroom. Priority will be given to proposals addressing one of the strands below:

  • Teacher pre- and in-service education
  • Professional development
  • Curriculum development
  • Instructional approaches
  • Materials development
  • Study / Residency abroad
  • Telecollaboration
  • Assessment and evaluation

Fourth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

— Om Joshi

How Extensive reading is useful for teenagers (ESL Suggestions)

In this video the teacher trainer talks about the need of the extensive reading especially for teenagers. She also shares her experience of generating reading interest in students to meet the demands of the digital age.  The more students practice the more they ll’ learn that’s the important rule. Besides that in order t o develop a critical thinking process extensive reading plays vital role in producing the same incredibly.

– Jatin Kapadiya

‘Teaching Charisma’ by James Taylor

James Taylor’s blog post is titled ”Teaching Charisma”.

James says,  ”One thing I particularly enjoy about teaching business presentations is the opportunity to investigate the more unusual aspects of language. My students are typically advanced speakers, so they don’t need much in the way of vocabulary or grammar, but what they do need is to look at what they already know in a new way. To this end, I expose them to interesting speakers and a variety of presentations in order for them to watch the best (and the worst) and learn from them, even copy them.”

Teaching Charisma

James Taylor’s Blog

-Rakesh Patel