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Any Good English Teaching web sites?

post them here :roll:

http://edochan.com/teaching/
http://genkienglish.net/
http://www.eslcafe.com/

some good worksheets here
http://www.englishbanana.com/index.html


Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:35 pm
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I'd like to post a site on behaviour management which has helped me a lot.
It's : http://www.behavioradvisor.com (Dr. Mac's Amazing Behavior management site).
It also has a bulletin board where one can post the behaviour problem one encounters and can get ideas from other teachers.

One of the ideas I got from there which sounds sort of stupid but which has worked amazingly even in very "hard" teaching environments is this.
You don't try to get anybody to notice that you are in the classroom. You don't try to get students seated and quiet. You just start writing on the board the names of those students who behave well. After some time (at the most 1 minute) one of those"good" kids complain. "Why are you writing my name on the board? I haven't done anything". THen you explain" I'm only writing the names of the students I am proud of for their good behaviour" IN the next 30 seconds everybody is seated and quiet and expecting you to put their names on the board,too. Later in the lesson the only thing you have to do is to ask , when someone gets loud again, whether you should wipe out some of the names.It doesn't work forever in the same class but it does work! Some of my colleagues have tried it out too with amazing results
Anyway it's a site with great articles and great suggestions. It really makes you feel that you are not alone and that there is hope. :D [/url]


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Good English teaching websites? ... :roll: That is the problem isn't it.

I judge the value of websites by the first 10 things they have listed. If those are ads, get out! You're only in for more circles of finding nothing or having to pay.

Kiwione, I like some of the suggestions you have there.

I recently added the Language Resource Room and have invited some of the better sites out there (in my opinion) to join. I'm going to try and keep the numbers low and good content high. I hope it will be a nice change from the top site lists that send you around in circles. Check it out!

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Best sites? They 're few. This one is for kids. I found it quite interesting for crafts. kizclub.com/index.htlm


Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:42 pm
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There is a good website for kids ESL material called www.bogglesworldesl.com and onestopenglish.com is pretty good for adult ESL classes. Both are free. Recently, however I think bogglesworld is having problems. It just dissappeared one day. Does anyone know what happened to it?


Wed May 31, 2006 11:43 am
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Ryo - welcome to the forums!

Chris bogglesworld had his ID and password hacked. Then the hacker authorized Chris's domain to be transfered. This guy stole the site and then put up a **** site on it. The **** site was up for a few days but Chris was able to at least get that taken down and is working on getting the URL transfered back. For now he has temporarily set up camp at http://english-adventure.com/

That's a really terrible thing to happen to such a nice group and such a wonderful site.

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thanks for that update

I was there today and wondered what was wrong


Wed May 31, 2006 3:50 pm
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For those who like crafts or origami, here is a free site from Canon. http://cp.c-ij.com/english/ Enjoy!


Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:30 pm
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I found this site which has all kinds of information useful to kids: how to deal with bullies, how to deal with grief, what to eat etc. It is in simple English and articles from this site could very well be uised in the classroom.
http://www.kidshealth.org


Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:47 pm
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this site has lots of stuff for Elementary, JHS and High School (Japan)

http://www.nipec.niigata.niigata.jp/sup ... index.html

here is a great site for games and activities

http://www.englishrescue.com/

here is a Jet Guide book (a big English teaching guide book .. ie a big download) its full of ideas

http://www.okinawajet.com/oldsite/downl ... ndbook.pdf


Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:45 pm
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Indeed, English rescue is an amazing site and may well be on par with this one. Hopefully it won't go commercial anytime soon...
I've been trying to find a site with a decent amount of recorded dialogue and that seems to be fairly difficult...
When I was in Korea, I used to study Korean using korean.sogang.ac.kr site
it's amazing and free at the same time, giving enough dialogue mixed with tests, vocabulary and activities to keep you busy for a long long time (I studied Korean via that site for a year and still gone through the whole programme.
If I could find a similar site for English with similar amount of dialogue used, that would truly make my day.
I could, at least, use some of the dialogue for testing, as well as an introduction to any particular lesson.

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Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:56 pm
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Kiwione wrote:
this site has lots of stuff for Elementary, JHS and High School (Japan)

http://www.nipec.niigata.niigata.jp/sup ... index.html


I tried to follow that link but it did not work so here is the current link for it.
http://www.nipec.niigata.niigata.jp/sup ... /main.html


Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:24 pm
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Here's a nice site with listening material for intermediate:

http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/index.cfm


Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:06 pm
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a few good things but limited
http://www.kamogata-rokujoin-e.ed.jp/cir/resources/

great site for clip art
http://www.kamogata-rokujoin-e.ed.jp/ci ... themes.htm


Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:45 pm
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http://bogglesworldesl.com/
is back online again - hurrah!

The British Council has a good website
http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning.htm and
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk

Also, if it's not been mentioned, http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/
It is aimed more at those learning English to use as a resource but there are still lots of good ideas for themes and lessons (may be more adult based too)

xx


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