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Socrative: A New Student Response System

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Do you like the idea of exit slips, but don’t have time to grade them all outside of class? Do you find yourself wondering whether or not students caught the main point of your lecture? Do you wish you could … Continue reading

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Guest Writer: 21st Century Flashcards with Quizlet

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

This week, you are in for a treat, courtesy of Andrew Pharis, an ESOL educator and fellow ed-tech enthusiast based in Japan. Andrew was a classmate of mine at USC and introduced me to a number of amazing sites, such … Continue reading

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Duolingo: Independent Learning

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Depending on the native language(s) of the students you teach, you might want to send your students to Duolingo for independent language learning and practice activities. Duolingo is a free website and app designed for language learners. It is absolutely … Continue reading

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SCVNGR Hunts

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A week after the TESOL convention in Portland, I am still trying to unpack all the information I tried to absorb and one of the pieces I rediscovered today is SCVNGR,¬†which came up in one of the many sessions I … Continue reading

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TED Talks for English Language Teaching

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

A little while back, I wrote about the site News in Levels and how perfect it was for listening practice, especially for mixed level classes. While I have used it with students in the past, in the intensive English program … Continue reading

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Live From TESOL 2014: Wrapping Up and Moving Out

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Tara Arntsen is blogging live from Portland during the 2014 convention. Look for her posts! Today was the last day of the TESOL convention in Portland, Oregon, but just because everyone was wrapping things up and moving out of the … Continue reading

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A Web Companion for Teachers

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Have you ever given students a worksheet to guide them through an online assignment? Have students ever lost such a worksheet between the classroom and the computer lab or the classroom and home? Is your computer station or lab lacking … Continue reading

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Film English: An Online Resource for ELT

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra Lowe

Watching movies is a time-honored way for students to hone their listening skills, improve their pronunciation, and expand their vocabulary.¬† I consistently encourage my students to watch movies in English at home, with and without English subtitles, and ask them … Continue reading

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Teaching the News: A Great Site for Everyone

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

From time to time, I worry that I might run out of topics for these posts. It happened today, and then I remembered a great site that I use with my students called News in Levels. News in Levels is … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics: Typing Practice

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Many of the sites I discover come from efforts to help my students. Since I teach in an intensive English program where students aspire to obtain a college degree, it makes sense for them to improve their typing skills. Very … Continue reading

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