Online Resources for Teaching

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timf
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Online Resources for Teaching

Unread postby timf » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:22 am

Hello,

I'm new to englishclub.com and was wondering what web pages teachers use in their ESL classes. what pages/sites do people use either in the classroom/for students homework, etc.
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Re: Online Resources for Teaching

Unread postby wmteach » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:28 pm

This isn't specific to ESL, but have you checked out ReadWorks.org? There are great lesson plans (all grounded in research and aligned with standards) that might be really helpful for you...

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Re: Online Resources for Teaching

Unread postby Habbakuk » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:47 am

I dislike premade classes found online. The main use of the Internet for me is gathering materials on a certain subject if I need it, mostly drill work examples on a certain grammar rule or stuff like that.
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At any rate, just Google something like "online ESL resources" and see what you get.

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Re: Online Resources for Teaching

Unread postby emilykrys » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:49 pm

I agree with Habbakuk. I avoid using classes posted online for a number of reasons one thing is that I'm teaching kids that have learning disabilities and I find that its better to come up with my own class idea's to keep them interested and following the courses. The other reason is because some courses really don't seem good tools for teaching. I do however use some of the tips and suggestions which I find on sites which offer the information but I wouldn't use all of it. I like to pick and choose different idea's from sites and come up with my own idea's.

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Re: Online Resources for Teaching

Unread postby LyndseyP » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:10 pm

There are fantastic online resources including:

http://www.esljunction.com/
http://www.oxfordseminars.com/esl-teach ... /index.php

Hope this helpsLyndsey Pratt
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