The 2016 Summer Olympics
will take place in Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian cities, from 5
to 21 August 2016. The host city of Rio de Janeiro was announced on
October 2009. A record number of countries will be participating in
a record number of sports.
There are many educational
resources on the Olympic Games. There is also a fantastic amount of
online resources to help them master the English language while they
are learning about culture and sport. Here are a few examples:
by librarians, teachers, and other education stakeholders,
Kidtopia.info is a friendly Google custom search engine and web site
directory for students in grades K-4. All web sites have been checked
thoroughly and recommended by teachers, librarians or educational
consortia, so you get reliable, age appropriate reources in your
which stands for English
Language Speech Assistant, is a
mobile application that functions as a personal pronunciation coach
to help English learners around the world speak English more
correctly and confidently. Interesting resource to practice
pronunciation regularly and effectively.
oferta de formación para el primer trimestre del curso 2016-2017,
como seguramente sabréis, se ha publicado recientemente en la página
del CEFIRE de Elda.
relacionada con la didáctica del inglés en edades tempranas,
tenemos el gusto de presentaros una nueva edición del curso con Juan
Rubio, docente de cuya experiencia y valía conoceréis muchas y
muchos docentes de nuestra zona.
tenéis interés en esta propuesta, está disponible en la página:
one of the best and most motivating resources in the ESL/ EFL
classroom. Music is the universal language of mankind. This makes it
an amazing teaching tool which connects cultures and languages.
Studies have shown that music improves concentration and memory. It
relaxes people, makes learning fun and constitutes a shared learning
environment regardless of the age, background, sex… of the learner.
following educational resource by M.Àngels Araujo, Isabel Clara
Moll, Josep Perez-Prior and Laura Rocamora provides a very
interesting example of good practice in this regard.
(European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure
Environments) is an EU-funded project (supported by a Think Tank of
12 international experts and implemented by 6 core partners in five
countries) whose aim is to combat bullying and contribute to the
well-being of young people aged 11-14 through social and emotional
development and peer education.
resources are designed to support the development of social-emotional
learning skills and promote peer advocacy.
is an online vocabulary building service that helps you learn new
vocabulary words through the context of real-world sentences from
recent news articles.
and created by Jeff Novich, an SAT tutor in New York City, it is
interesting for students studying for standardized tests, and is also
perfect for anyone looking to expand his or her vocabulary to
communicate more precisely.
sign up for free. A pro (paid) service for teachers is also
in 2012 by Paul Adams, Teach-This.com is an interesting ESL & EFL
teaching resources website. Teachers can download many teaching
materials for use in the classroom: activities, lessons, worksheets,
articles, games and ideas to help students improve their language
resources are free. You can also purchase it and get the entire
books have become increasingly popular in recent years, as there
are many benefits to listening to literature. Storynory
can be a good resource to develop listening and reading skills. In
case of ESL students, they will also benefit from hearing clear
pronunciation and native speech patterns.
is a free website
with a collection of stories sorted in categories such as fairytales,
educational stories, junior stories, myths and world stories, classic
audio books, and music and poems. It was founded in 1995 by Hugh
Fraser and Matthew Lynn.
their stories come with an HTML5 audio player that should work on
most devices in use today. Users can read the text and/ or listen to
Your Monster to Read is a free (the computer version),
award-winning series of games.The
game has been funded by the Usborne Foundation, a charity set up to
support initiatives to develop early literacy.
game is for children in the first stages of learning to read, or for
older children who need a bit more practice. There
are three Teach Your Monster to Read games to play, covering 2 years
of the reading journey.
of the games will run on any normal laptop or desktop computer
(including Apple Macs). Additionally for tablet users, our first game
Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps is now available on iPad.
you would like to get involved in projects to improve your students’
English language skills, or get advice on teaching ESL from teachers
from across Europe, visit the English
as a Second Language (ESL)
group on eTwinning. This
English teachers with
space for inspiration, collaboration, professional development and
modernising ESL education through the use of ICT.
tienes interés por trabajar recursos y ejercicios prácticos en
inglés relacionados con la gramática, el léxico (vocabulario,
falsos amigos, diferencias
entre inglés americano y británico, slang...),
curiosidades sobre la lengua y hasta un repertorio de canciones esta
página podría responder a tus necesidades a través de sus muy
especialmente orientados al público de habla castellana.