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Phonemic script at the touch of a button

Ever wanted to add phonemic script to a document or flipchart? These free online tools are all useful ways to do it: Script Typewriter 1.6 Phonetizer PhoTransEdit Make sure you use a Unicode font in your document. Lucida Unicode is good, and a standard font in Microsoft Office. Advertisements

Popplet for narrative tenses in speaking and writing

As an experiment I tried using Popplet to record and describe my journey to work. It was easy to add photos and annotate and I thought it may be useful for students to use as a way to initiate a narrative.

Kung Hei Fat Choi

If you’re looking for activities to try in your last class before Chinese New Year, Chris Stubbs and Chloë Dennis have found these excellent web-based resources: ESOL Courses – games and worksheets organised by level LearnEnglish Kids – stories and worksheets for younger learners BBC – information about Chinese New Year BBC – downloadable worksheets … Continue reading

Puppet Pals for storytelling

Learning technologies expert Matt Drew and I used Puppet Pals to help Matt’s UP students develop their creativity and collaboration skills while writing, narrating and performing the ending to LearnEnglish Kids classic The Princess and the Dragon. I really enjoyed using Puppet Pals and the students did too.  Some of our findings from the lesson include: … Continue reading

Teachers’ blogs

Have you seen the links to Teachers’ blogs on the right?  Each of these websites – including the acclaimed eatsleepdreamenglish by our own Tom Rees – is a treasure trove of resources, tips and information. Have you used any of these blogs?  What did you find?  Do you have a blog you’d like to add … Continue reading