Teacher Tip – Reading

Interactive English is a four-skills textbook. However, as students progress, they may want extra work on their reading skills. Extensive reading, done outside of class, can be a great way to increase reading skills. One thing to remember is that students should already know at least 80% of the words in the text they are […]

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Teacher Tip – Summer is here!

Summer vacation is upon us and this means many of our one-on-one students will now have their kids at home during regular class time. Some students (and some tutors) prefer to take a break over the summer, but if you can find a way work around this, there will certainly be learning gains. Here are […]

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Teacher tip: Online Listening Resources

Students need many opportunities for listening practice. Check out these free online listening resources which students can access on their own for additional listening practice and activities. English Listening Library Online ello.org . This site has listening activities with transcripts. There are also vocabulary, and speaking activities. Randall’s Cyber Listening Lab esl-lab.com Listening quizzes with […]

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Tuesday Tip: Very Easy Short Stories Online

Do your students need more reading practice? You can find easy-to-read illustrated stories for your students to read online at this website http://www.really-learn-english.com/english-short-stories.htm There are also videos for listening practice. Check them out at http://www.really-learn-english.com/learn-english-video-lesson-01.html

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Tuesday Tip: Unite for Literacy

The Fort Collins-based Unite for Literacy offers free access to an online library of more than 100 multilingual picture ebooks designed for children at www.uniteforliteracy.com. The text, images, and narrated audio support provided in their Wondrously Infinite Global Library are designed to give families the opportunity to see and hear their home languages and cultures […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips 7-29-14 Using Audio tracks for Listening Comprehension

Listening comprehension is a challenging skill to build! While constant exposure to English (through radio, TV, listening to people in the grocery store) will help students train their ears to become attuned to the sounds of language, another extremely important skill a teacher can help build is the ability to hear “context”, not just specific […]

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TumbleBooks

Tumblebooks is a fantastic resource for English Language Learners with children. While it is a subscription-only program, many schools have purchased rights of use for their families. One of our tutors has been using the program regularly with her student, Bene. Read on for tips on how to make the most of this great resource. […]

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