Resources

Resources

Writing Skills

Colour and Writing 1 (Purple prose)

Colour and Writing 2 (Dance the Orange)

Obituary Writing  

The Unicorn in the Garden (Lesson Plan)

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BBC Skillswise 

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) Research and Citation Resources (last accessed 12/06/2020)

Blogging (including techie stuff)

Online Warmups and ice-breaking activities (last accessed 5.11.2020)

Creative Blogging Course 2020

Creative Blogging Course 2019

Grammarbuffet (last accessed 21.06.2020). Micromaterials for language learning. Adam Leskis’s cool apps for enhancing learning. I would particularly recommend Touchwords for revising past irregular verbs and Stress Out for practising… word stress. Anwriting is currently less user-friendly but has lots of potential for future development.

Having a Smooch with some Online Writing Tools. Post in which I have a look at some of the tools currently freely available (December 2019)

How to convert, cut and edit audio and video files. Highly recommended for dummies. Written by Ahmad Joumblat, Digital Studio, Paul Valéry University. Thanks for sharing Ahmad.

ZOOM- clear, practical advice on teaching with ZOOM by EFL teacher Sandy Millin (last accessed 29/03/202)

Creative Students Creative Blogging

Autonomy and Creativity and Blogging

Creating a Creative Commons Licence   (last accessed 29/04/2019). A straightforward video explanation to why and how to set up a CC licence.

Feedback

Creative Feedback

Student/Teacher Feedback Grids for fiction writing 2018

Student/Teacher Feedback Grids for non-fiction writing 2019 (NB WW = writing workshop. WW3, WW4, WW5 all refer to essay writing.)

Creativity

Creativity in the English Language Classroom (last accessed 15/04/2019)

Creativity in the Classroom

Bibliography

Foreign Language Teaching

Foreign Language Learning and Teaching University of Nice, Shona Whyte. This excellent course simply and clearly presents and explains the different theories that structure language teaching . (last accessed 30/04/2019)


Listening Skills

 Lyrics Training great site to listen to lyrics of popular songs with fill in the gap exercises. (last accessed 20/03/2019) NB WW = writing workshop. WW3,WW4, WW5 refer to essay writing

ESL Hop Hop – great site to listen to lyrics and learn vocabulary (particularly slang). Includes some grammar too. (last accessed 02/04/2019)

EFL / ESL English Listening Exercices English Online France -scroll down to here, there and everywhere. (last accessed 02/04/2019)

English Language Listening Lab Online ELLLO (last accessed 02/04/2019)


Pronunciation, Speaking, Rhyming, Rhythm…

Rapping deconstructed – the beat (last accessed 20/11/2020)

Onomatopoeia (last accessed 15/11/2019)

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Tim’s pronunciation Workshops (last accessed 21/03/2019)

Famelab and creating  “A Chemistry of”. Sequence proposed by Celine Fabre (IUT Montpellier-Sète) Doc 1, Doc 2

Improvisation skills – Nonsense Game sequence proposed by Hélène Morzadec (UM2) Explanation, Secret Words A, Secret words B, Situation A, Situation B

Teaching telephone English. How to say goodbye. (last accessed 06/05/2019)


Written Comprehension and grammar

Stratapp mobile application – developed by  European universities and aimed at students with levels B1 and B2. (Last accessed 02/04/2019).

On the site of the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada), you can find written comprehension and grammar exercises for five different levels. (Last accessed 02/04/2019)

Upper Beginner

Lower Intermediate

Intermediate

Upper Intermediate

 Advanced


General

BBC Learning English  (last accessed 21/03/2019)

English Online France (last accessed 19/03/2019)

 British Council – Learn English Central (As well as fee-paying courses lots of free activities: skills, grammar, vocab, business English, IELTS tips. (Last accessed 21/03/2019)

Fun keep fit for lockdown