sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2016

Happy New Year

We wish you a very happy new year. 

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." 

Albert Einstein.

martes, 27 de diciembre de 2016


Awesome site by Ian James (@ij64) where you can find short and engaging viral clips with ELT lessons planned around them.

The aim of Viralelt is harness their emotional impact to generate language in the ELT classroom. Each video on Viralelt is accompanied by 10 conversation questions and a listening activity.

Most of the activities are aimed at upper intermediate to advanced adult learners of English.

domingo, 25 de diciembre de 2016

FREE ESL Christmas worksheets

iSLCollective.com, a community of language teachers from around the world who share their homemade worksheets on a free-to-use platform, provides this amazing collection of ESL worksheets connected with the Christmas period.


martes, 20 de diciembre de 2016

Common Sense Education

Common Sense is the largest independent nonprofit organization committed to helping kids, teachers, and families manage media and technology in life and learning.

Common Sense Education provides high-quality digital literacy and citizenship programs to educators and school communities. Their free resources include ratings and reviews of digital tools, a comprehensive K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, ready-made lesson, plans, videos, webinars, and more.

On Twitter: @CommonSenseEd

lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2016

CEFIRE de Elda. Online course: English Resources


- To reflect on the importance of the methodological strategies and the materials used in the classroom.
- To know and use different ICT tools for English teaching/learning in secondary schools and eoi.
- To share teaching/ learning resources embedded in the communicative approach.
- To give examples of educational experiences related to English learning using ICT.
- To suggest different activities that encourage linguistic and cultural reflection and learning through ICT.


- Methodological aspects, didactic resources and the inclusion of cultural contents in English learning.
- Reflection on authentic materials and their use in the classroom.
- Online resources to practice the four skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking.
- Materials and online tools that encourage communication in the classroom.
- Collaborative learning tools on the 2.0 web.

Get more information by visiting the application page:

jueves, 15 de diciembre de 2016

Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction

This interesting website contains hundreds of visual aids that can be used to support instructional tasks. It can be useful for ESL teachers when teaching vocabulary and grammar.

The illustrations were created as part of the Visuals for Developing Communication Skills in Foreign Language Classes (University of Pittsburgh). All the illustrations were drawn by Alec Sarkas from the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE)
You can search for an image or browse the collection.

The University of Pittsburgh provides access to the digital materials on this site for educational and research purposes only. Any other use of these materials, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly reproductions, redistribution, publication, or transmission, is strictly prohibited without written permission.

miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2016

Christmas Vocabulary Flashcards

ESLforKids.net, a website by Mateusz Wawrzynowicz, an ESL teacher from Poland, provides a set of flashcards with words related to Christmas vocabulary.

A useful resource for this time of year. You can download the flashcards with or without words.


viernes, 9 de diciembre de 2016


Buncee is a creation and presentation tool for students and educators that enables them to easily bring together all kinds of content (buncee artwork, photos, videos, drawings, audio, and links) onto one digital canvas, making a cloud-based, shareable creation. It allows learners to visualize concepts and communicate creatively. It also provides a catalog of stock images and animations that they can add to their slides. 


jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2016

Using Video in the Classroom

Along with other resources, videos are a great way to help improve students’ comprehension skills.

If you are interested in the use of video as a tool for ESL teaching (why and how to use it, good practices and examples...), we recommend you read this free handbook by David Deubelbeiss, a professor, teacher trainer and tech advocate.

domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2016


ListenandReadAlong is a very useful ESL resource if you want to improve your pronunciation and intonation. 

You can listen to stories and read along with them. Words are highlighted as you hear them, so it's easy to follow the text as you listen. 

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PIZZAZ. Creative #Writing

PIZZAZ (People Interested in Zippy and ZAny Zcribbling) has been an Online Resource since 1995 from Leslie Opp-Beckman For Scribblers and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). 

This site uses poems and short stories as writing examples and exercises to teach creative writing and usage. It provides simple creative writing and oral storytelling activities with printable handouts for: Poetry, Fiction and Tricks. They can be used with all ages. 

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