Monthly Archives: July 2015
Edshelf “hopes to become a go-to site where teachers can recommend to one another what’s worked for them, and it’s building a directory of educational materials that have been reviewed for educators by educators. Apps and websites are reviewed based on student engagement and pedagogical effectiveness, as well as on how hard these tools are to learn.”
.HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE LATEST AND BOLDEST PIXAR´S RELEASE? IT´S CALLED “INSIDE OUT”
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley. After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
THESE ARE RILEY´S EMOTIONS:
WHAT ARE THE ADJECTIVES FOR THESE EMOTIONS?
DO YOU KNOW ANY OTHER WORDS FOR EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS IN ENGLISH?
CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOBE TO LISTEN TO THE WORDS AND THE EXPLANATIONS…. AND DON´T FORGET…..LEARNING ENGLISH IS “MORE THAN A FEELING”….
IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE ISL COLLECTIVE DOCUMENT BELOW AND DO THE ACTIVITIES ON THE SONG BY “BOSTON”.
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WATCH AUTHENTIC BRITISH OR AMERICAN TV FROM HOME? HAVE YOU HEARD OF “UNBLOCK” OR “VPN TV”? WHICH SYSTEM IS BETTER?
I´LL BE WAITING FOR YOUR NEWS AFTER YOUR RESEARCH!!
FluentU is a new website and iPhone /Android app that offers a platform where you can access video clips in your target language based on your level in the language with double subtitles (target language and English).
FluentU comes both in freemium and 2 premium versions (US$8 or US$18/month). At the moment, the following languages are available English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese.
I tried out Spanish on the desktop and German on the iPhone app. So was FluentU’s content able to keep my interest and teach me some Spanish and German?
FluentU first asks you to select your level in the language so that it can filter the content you receive in your feed. As I already speak Spanish and German so I selected the “advanced” and “native” levels so the video clips I watched were about the same difficulty as what I normally watch on TV. You can easily skip between the sections of the video clip which is like having an ‘instant reply’ button in case you missed something the first time around.
Basically FluentU provides you with the video content from YouTube that matches your level in the target language. There is also a ‘learn’ feature for each video that trains you to understand the vocabulary that might be tricker for you in the video you are about to watch. Finally, the platform also allows you the send new words to a ‘flashcard’ collection for later review.
THIS COULD BE ANOTHER INTERESTING ACTIVITY TO KEEP UP YOUR ENGLISH DURING THE SUMMER. THANKS, HELEN!!
Now all your exams are over, you may want to keep in touch with English and improve your writing skills. Here is an excellent page where you can use writing prompts to inspire you and tips to help you develop your story writing. If you just want to read what others have written, you’ve also found the right place.
Storybird is a creative global community of readers, writers, artists, and educators. Inspiration, stories, and chocolate are a few of our favourite things. CLICK ON IMAGE FOR MORE INFO:
STORYBIRD SUMMER WRITING CLUB…
Summer Writing Club is like a virtual Storybird summer camp. It’s a place for you to share your stories, get feedback, and make some new friends. And….. it’s FREE!!!
“The Mediterranean coast has a number of dangerous zones that are regularly visited by holidaymakers both across Europe and Africa. Yesterday the UK Foreign Office changed its risk levels for Tunisia, advising people not to travel to the south and western areas, following the killing of 37 on a tourist beach…….”
IF YOU´D LIKE TO READ THE ARTICLE…
All of us are vulnerable to terrorist attacks….. i´m afraid.