Lingro

Lingro is a useful online tool allowing language students (and teachers) to read a webpage with immediate access to dictionary definitions of unknown words. For example, this is a screen shot of a TWW page after a number of words have been clicked on using Lingro. In this case it […]


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IPA Transcription

There are a number of programs and websites now which allow you to transcribe normal text into the IPA – International Phonetic Alphabet. These usually have options for for both British English and American English‏‎. Transcribing Text Essentially you type a text into the program, click a button and each […]


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Internet Trivia‏‎ Activity for TEFL

Internet Trivia is an interesting and useful CALL‏‎ (Computer Assisted Language Learning) teaching activity which gives your students different kinds of practice in the different reading‏‎ skills found in TEFL‏‎: scanning skimming (reading for gist) reading for detail The idea behind this activity is for your students to firstly get […]


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Instant Messaging & Chatrooms for English Teaching

Instant Messaging (also IM or Chat) and Chatrooms are a way of sending messages online and having a real-time text conversation. Instant Messaging is usually one-to-one while Chatrooms are usually with large groups of people. For the TEFL teacher, the goal of IM/Chat is to have your students interact with […]


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Illustrate: The Video Dictionary – App Review

Essentially Illustrate – The Video Dictionary is a dictionary. But it does things slightly differently. After you look up a word you have the option to watch a short animated video. Let’s say you look up the word POUT. You see an explanation and there’s also the option to watch […]


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