Tag Archives: online learning

4 Promising Programs to Practice Pronunciation in Private

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

For many students, pronunciation is an elusive white whale. They can often get the basics down, but they rarely get enough time and feedback to fine tune their dipthongs or their consonant clusters. Pronunciation classes are wonderful, but often in short … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Successful Online Presentations

A. C. Kemp
A. C. Kemp

Few activities in the ESL speaking class are as challenging for students as presentations. Giving one can be overwhelming because it involves so many different skills—from fluency, pronunciation, and grammar to clear organization and smooth delivery. Giving a presentation online … Continue reading

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6 Scaffolds to Support ELs in a Virtual Classroom

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

According to my sources on #ELLCHAT, a Twitter discussion group for teachers of English learners (ELs), students are sitting in virtual classrooms during the pandemic, struggling to understand content-area information. It is critical for ELs to obtain comprehensible input from … Continue reading

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In the Aftermath of Crisis: Autonomous Learning

Andres Paredes
Andres Paredes

In light of the COVID-19 emergency, almost the entire planet has been forced to use remote instruction in one way or another. Ecuador was not an exception; in the second week of March, students were sent home to continue with … Continue reading

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Supporting Dually Identified English Learners

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

Online learning, distance learning, homeschooling, and virtual meetings have become more common phrases and practices over the past couple of weeks. The digital divide has been more evident than ever as students are encouraged to continue learning online while sheltering … Continue reading

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Pronunciation Teaching Charlatans: 5 Red Flags

Karen Taylor de Caballero
Karen Taylor de Caballero

When was the last time you turned to the Internet to solve a problem or find an answer to a question? Minutes ago, right? Well, guess what: Our students are doing it too, and many of them are looking for … 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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Virtual Flashcards in a Flash

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

You know I love sharing groundbreaking, game-changing, high-tech resources, but technology is not always like that. Sometimes online resources are really just tech versions of a traditional learning tool (like flashcards), and that’s what I want to share with you … Continue reading

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